Vince said I should name this post “Cheater, Cheater”.
I walked outside this evening and Cat was across the driveway but I knew right off that she was coming over for some loving.
When she walks towards me, it takes forever! She stops. She sits. She gets up. She walks the other way. She stops. She sits. She takes 4 steps towards me. She stops. I can’t figure out if she’s saying to herself “You can do this! You can do this!” of, if she thinks she’s torturing me by making me wait on her.
She made it! She will walk in circles around my feet and I can pet her, so long as I don’t make any sudden moves or noises she sees as threatening.
I should tell her to go . . I have more to do than wait on her to make her move but for some reason, she draws me in and I want so badly to sit and hold her, to brush her, to take her to the vet. Will it ever happen? Probably not. We’ve made a lot of progress in the five or so years she’s been here but it seems that about a year ago, we reached a plateau and haven’t made any more progress. I think it’s because Vince goes out first thing in the morning so she usually interacts with him and she’s much friendlier first thing in the morning. He’s happy to reach down and give her a pat on the head but he doesn’t really try to work with her. But, the alternative is that I get up at daylight and go out to be the first one to meet her and . . no . . not that committed to a cat that had just as soon hiss at me as let me pet her.
I went to check on the freeze dryer and I think she wanted more loving. I don’t dare reach out to her. She has to come to me.
Is that the evil eye or the “please pet me” look? I don’t know. Not willing to end up at the E.R. because of a crazy cat. Been there, done that and have scars to show for it.
Last night, just before dark, Vince passed by the window and he said “Come look at this!” She was sitting in the driveway looking at the door. Vince said “She wants you to come outside!” I said “I think she wants YOU to go outside!” Neither of us went outside. Poor kitty. I’m anxious to see how she is with me today.