Yesterday we had a visit from Vickie, the woman who brought Gracie into our lives. I had invited her to come to see us. I knew we’d be fast friends due to our love of animals.
At first the kitties were shy and wouldn’t come out. But then finally Ivy came out and plopped herself on top of her tall cupboard that looks out the front window.
It was amazing to me that Vickie went over and petted and talked to Ivy and Ivy talked back to her! Ivy almost never meows, but boy she did yesterday. I’d love to know what the trick is.
Shy Little Gracie:
Then slowly out came Gracie, low to the floor and running behind one piece of furniture to the next. After a time she would climb up in my chair and walk across me to the other side. She did this for a long time.
Gracie is still very shy. I don’t know if she recognized Vickie’s voice or not. After all, Vickie rescued Gracie and her siblings when they were babies.
Vickie said that Gracie’s brother is twice her size. She said that Gracie is “petite.”
I don’t know if she’ll stay on the smaller size or be like Ivy, who came to me as a five-month-old kitty and grew to the size she is now fairly quickly.
Cats Do The Darndest Things:
Friday I saw Ivy briefly lick Gracie. But then before you know it they’ll be hissing and rolling over one another and chasing each other. All within mere minutes. The next time you look they’ll be sleeping on the couch.
Such strange creatures cats are! I don’t think I’ll ever figure them out. In fact I don’t think we are meant to figure them out. It’s part of their charm.
Vickie stayed for a time and we chatted and talked about the kitties. She told me about hers.
Gracie spent most of her time slinking from one place to another, usually using me as her base of operation.
We’ve tentatively planned to have lunch together next Saturday. I told Vickie I have not actually been to a restaurant to eat since March 2020.
But if we could find a place that serves outdoor tables, that would be fine with me.
I held Gracie while Vickie clipped her nails. Vickie also brought her a different type of cat scratching post she picked up from Target because I can’t get her interested in any of the other cat scratchers.
Gracie will play around it, but so far she hasn’t used it. I’ve even rubbed catnip on the scratchers and held her paws up to them and made the scratching motion, but still she has not connected the dots. (Then I read not to do this. To not hold their paws up and make the scratching motion).
So some of my furniture have blankets draped over them at the moment.