Every time I go out now Cat comes and rubs on my legs. You know that when he first showed up almost exactly a year ago, it was like . . I think I saw a cat! Then he began showing up about every third morning for food and then sometimes in the evening. Now, he rarely leaves. He’s either on top of my car, and then when it gets too hot, he gets under my car. No matter what he’s doing, when I go outside, which is a million times a day, he comes up to me and rubs on my legs.
This morning when I went to feed him, I sat down on the table where he eats and he kept brushing against my legs. Vince was already gone and I figured if he (Cat . . not Vince) attacked me, I’d be better off if Vince was here to help me so I didn’t try to pet him. But, when I got up to leave this morning, he kept getting in front of me like he was trying to stop me from walking away.
Tonight, again I sat down on his table and he came up and I showed him my hands and he sat there and I was able to pet him on the head, rub his back, scratch around his ears. I was pretty nervous . . Cats can turn on you in an instant. I have scars from stitches I got when a cat attacked me already. He didn’t purr but he wanted me to keep doing it and again, he tried to get in front of me when I started to leave.
I believe we are friends! I still won’t startle him. I’ll be cautious with him . . probably forever. Being a tortie, they seem to have a bit of an attitude and I’ll always respect that.
I’m thinking . . there’s a mountain lion living in the woods. We’ve seen it once. Maybe I’ll try to tame him. I’m pretty good at this, don’t you think? 🙂