Saturday, January 20, 2018

SQUIRRELS AND CATS AND OTHER THINGS

Our cat doesn't like us.

At the shelter, when we took her out of her cage, she was friendly, well-mannered, and calm. We petted her and she seemed glad of the attention.

We got her home and...

Once out of the carrier, she took off and it took several days for her to come around us. Now she looks down her nose at us, like she's saying, "Okay. I allowed you to break me out, but that doesn't mean I have to put up with you." She doesn't like being petted. She doesn't like the kind of food we feed her. She won't come sit with us. She won't play with us.

Oh, she doesn't scratch or claw when we pick her up. But at the first opportunity, she hops down and runs the other way. And the only time she approaches us is when it's time for food.

Otherwise...We're on our own. She hangs out in her room and we hang out in ours. If she decides to play with her toys, she plays with them by herself. She stops playing if we try to join in.

So we've taken to exclaiming over the birds and squirrels that seem to abound in our yard, hoping she'll get a little jealous. So far, no good. But the other critters are quite cute and fun to watch!

Like this squirrel. He gets on the big feeder and pitches food out on the ground while picking out the tastiest morsels for himself. Here he is in the bushes, eyeing the feeder:


And here, he's climbing up the feeder:


He strikes all kinds of cute poses as he eats:


The doves below like for him to eat, too, since they get what's on the ground.


There are also cardinals, a blue jay, and other birds that I have no names for. But they're all interesting.

Thank goodness, they'll entertain us since our house pet won't! Though she enjoys watching them, too.






4 comments:

  1. The devious little squirrel is lucky he's so cute.

    I wonder if the cat was mistreated at some point. That leaves its scars. All you can do is give her time and be very patient.

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    1. Yes, I think she was abused. And probably by a woman since she seems more afraid of me than my guy. She's actually warming up to him!

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  2. Give your new kitty time. She'll love you once she knows she's safe and loved.

    Speaking of love, I love the birds and squirrel too!

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    1. They are the most enjoyable parts of our day! That and the little black kitty rushing back and forth in one of her fits!

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