Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Toesday - one black kitten toe
I thought this image was also quite fitting for "Toesday" too..
Since toes are generally irresistible to kittens, it was nice to see Faraday attempting to sniff my toes.. even if they were uber scary. I don't know what it is with these kittens. If I take my time and get my hands on them and get them past their "OHMYCARPIAMBEINGHELD" fear, I can get them purring, but as soon as I let them go they seem to forget how good it felt and how happy they were and they are back to being afraid of me. Maxwell seems to be the only one willing to give me the benefit of the doubt, but even then that benefit only goes so far as he still flinches when I reach out to pat him (I try to sneak a pat in when he isn't looking). I am thinking I am going to try to bring them to work at the end of the week to get them out of the house and let them explore somewhere else and come home which I've seen build a kitten's confidence by leaps and bounds. They are also due at the shelter at the end of the month too for a check in, which will be another trip out which will only be good for them. The more I can expose them to, the more they will realize I am not going to eat them.
It always amuses me when I imagine they think I'm going to eat them, as I end up feeling a bit like the witch in Hansel and Gretel.