Oh, she's a beauty and when you see her you just want to dive down and swoop her up. Let me tell ya, that's a NO...NO. You have to give her time and she might let you pet her. OK....I know that and that's what I do. I give her time. So, we got past that and now I have been offered her gorgeous head to pat. *pat...pat...pat..swipe.."ouch...geez..s///@#!#@888". OK! So now I don't pat her I just talk to her. Oh, she likes that. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
and she stays while I rock her world with canned food and some catnip. Now I feel that we have understood each other and all is calm. I stay awhile and visit and then she turns and walks upstairs. Off I go. Next visit...she is hiding on me. I find her and lay on the floor and we have a big conversation. She's under the bed and I am on my tummy with my head under the bed. She loves my voice and comes out and does the "prt...prt...prt" sound. I don't pet her and just talk. Now she is following me and we are getting along. She lets me pet her on the head and she plays with me with a ball. Tonight, I am the 'cats pajamas' I give her a treat and she is a happy girl. I fill her dish with the finest of foods, fresh water and pat her again."Bye, Josephine. See you tomorrow" She rolls at my feet.
Next visit, "Joe, where are you?" She's at the top of the stairs and she looks mad. "Hi, Josephine, do you want some breakfast?" No response except for a look of disgust. "OK, come on down and I'll feed you."
Down she comes and she saunters into the dining area. There she falls down and rolls. Funny though, she still has a look of disgust on her face. I notice things! I sit on the floor and roll her a ball and she ignores it. She stands up and comes closer and falls down at my feet. She's purring. "Is this a trick? I know you are trying hard to accept me. I think you are doing a great job and I really want to be your friend." Her tail is steady, her ears are up and her eyes are calm. Her face softens and I think she smiles at me. She is so beautiful and I just want to try again. "Come here, sweetie.. I go in for a tiny pat....swipe!!!!! "AGHHHH.....damn it!"
Tomorrow I research 'grain-free' food for cats. Drop by!