We are once again joining the Kitties Blue at Cat On My Head for the Sunday Selfies today. Please visit the other blogs joining in on the fun, after this one, of course.
|No, she doesn't want her photo taken|
I’ve noticed a shift in the personalities of several of my cats since my “experience.” Glitter (19), normally calm and unflappable, has gotten noticeably nervous and panicky when visitors are present. She is blind so in her panic she forgets where she is and runs into things trying to get away from the sound of strangers in her house. Gooseberry (12) and B.W. Huckleberry (12) have gotten braver and braver about coming down to visit the strangers. B.W. even let one health care worker pet him!
|She decided to hide her face|
The most surprising and perhaps the most radical change I’ve noticed has been in Miss Misty Meadow (20). Meadow was born a feral kitten. I watched her grow up and have a litter of feral kittens, one of whom was Glitter. Even after I caught her and brought her inside, she maintained a feral streak, allowing me to pet her and treat her when necessary but not allowing much more.
|Okay, so now she'll look up for only a second|
Gradually she became more comfortable with visitors. She never did hide, choosing to stay in her cat bed in the living room. But now she is underfoot when anyone comes and even sneaks outside with them. She has also, in the last couple of days, decided that it is all right to be a lap cat! Tonight, she jumped on my lap and allowed me to cover her with a blanket as I watched the news. She even fell asleep in this position. Meadow has chosen a life of domestication in her elder years.
|Time to get back to her nap|