Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Arina


She is still way too shy for my liking.  I can walk up to her and pat her or pick her up, but you can tell she prefers that I not.  A while back I bought some Spirit Essences to help the fosters and another to help Ollie while he was transitioning from Alpha to hospice.  I went and dug that out and realized it was the other product I was thinking of purchasing to help kittens transition out of being feral/fearful called Safe Space.  Unfortunately it has a pretty strong alcohol taste, so giving it directly seems a little counter to the goal.  So I have been spraying it on my hands then lightly rubbing it over her fur and then her paw pads and her temples and ears.  More often then not I believe I see a very noticeable difference in how she reacts to me.  It doesn't make her willing to jump up on my lap and expose her belly, but she doesn't cower as much and seems a little more comfortable in her fur.  Now I wish I had Scaredy Cat too.. Or maybe even Trauma-Free as  I would imagine that the process of getting into foster care can be pretty traumatic to some kittens..

I've had nothing but positive results with Spirit Essences.  The kitties seem to react a little more obviously to them then Rescue Remedy and other Bach Flower Essences (which helped Eli all those years ago)

8 comments:

  1. Hmm...Spirit Essences sound very promising. So glad it's helping Arina.

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  2. OK, so I know I have asked you this before but honestly... how do you get any work done at all with all this cuteness around? I went and caught up with all your posts and there is just too much sweetness! All these kittens and cats make me very very happy.

    Love them - love them all!
    xo Catherine

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  3. She is a beauty. I have been curious about these products--I have used a couple of single essences in the past but not a special pet blend.

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  4. Anonymous2:23 PM

    My kitten is 3 months old today! She is a sweetie pie;-)! How old is she??? Lol mine is def not shy!

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  5. Gosh! I’ve never heard of these things!! Hope they work though. That Arina has the sweetest face xx

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  6. Arina is SUCH a cutie. I've heard wonderful things about Spirit Essences, though I've never tried them.
    (((purrs)))

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  7. I'm going to have to look into those Spirit Essences....I have them bookmarked but haven't bought anything yet. Maybe soon!

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