Jeepers Jamie, she's cute when she sleeps. Gets me every-time.
THIS is the proper way to introduce yourself to a cat. In my business I have to enter an empty home and try to bond quickly with the unsuspecting stay-at-home feline. Many do not need any thought to the introduction. They are just happy for company. Some do need me to take my time and let them meet me first in the proper fashion. Before the owners leave I always set up an introduction time to meet the owners and the cat. The cat, if shy, might be brave because the owner is standing near but it can be a different story once I actually start caring for the cat. I find this one step of introducing myself again very slowly and speaking with a calm, quiet voice helps the skittish feline.
Cats are the most patient animals (ever watch one stalk their prey?)so we should return the respect and take that extra bit of time to make them feel safe.
Can it really be the end of the week? Where did this month go?
Well, I am pretty much finished the Autumn rush on cat-care. Just in time, I might add, as my home needs attention, MY cats need attention and it's time to get ready for a new addition to arrive soon. My daughter, Jess, is due to have her first child in 2 weeks and I want to start cooking and baking for their freezer. That is one thing I can do that I know will be appreciated very much. I need to do something to calm the old nerves, anyway.
Have a great weekend. I'm putting together a post of all my kitty-clients this week 'cause they are all spectacular.
hugs, (anxious and nervous) Deb