posted on May, 23 2006 @ 04:54 PM
If either my daughter or I are feeling sick or blue she becomes like a shadow...very determined to stay as close as possible.
It started a few years ago that I actually noticed her behaviour change when we weren't feeling up to snuff.
She's had it rough. She was locked in a little room above a restaurant for most of her then 9 years - supposed to be a mouser I guess. The only human
contact she ever got was when someone came up to feed her scraps. The owner sold the business and was going to dump her at the pound! Now who's gonna
want a 23 pound cat who can't wash her own butt and is terribly anti-social?
Well I agreed to foster her and after 6 months fell in love and adopted her into the family.
She had real issues with other cats (having never seen one before) and kept her distance from us. We gave her all the space she needed and it took
four and a half years before she would even play with toys, allow me to pick her up, wash her butt, or even tolerate the other cats.
Now she's a doll. Still preferring to lounge by herself. Still rather snooty towards the other cats and still obese (in spite of every kitty diet
I've tried on her!!)
Until one of us isn't feeling so hot. We still feel like crap, but well loved and watched over. She'll sit patiently or attempt to snuggle on her
terms but stays very close.
As a rule no cats are allowed in my daughter's room...allergies (4 cats go figure!) but the last time my girly was home with a nasty flu, Josie was
so determined to get in there and supervise the recovery that she nearly dug a dang hole in the door trying to get in. She stayed by my kid's side
all day. The next day when my girly was feeling better, Josie turned her nose up at her when she invited her into her room!!
It's pretty cool. She's the only one of my cats that takes notice. The others could care les so long as the food dish is filled and the poo poo box
EDITED to add: sorry pet lover's tangent hee hee. I've never noticed my cats picking up on any spooks or no-see-ums. They do freak out when big
trucks go by though!
[edit on 5/23/2006 by justgeneric]