Friday, August 25, 2017

Breakthrough - the before and after


So, when I go into the kitten room I am lucky if I see this.. 


and even luckier if I see this.. 


So I do the most difficult thing a foster person can do.. I ignored them. After taking the photo, I turned around and started scooping the litter box. That did not sit well with them. Kittens can not stand being ignored, even if the thing that is ignoring them is super scary.

After scooping I put down some more food and then went to sit on the couch. Uma was still sitting there, so I picked her up and snuggled her. She started purring and we had a nice snuggle. When she realized there was food down she went and had a snack.

A few minutes later a kitten returned to the couch and started purring. I reached over and patted her and I nearly reacted when I realized that it was not Uma but Unique. Uma wasn't amused that I couldn't tell the difference when I wasn't looking at them or trying to pay attention.


Ugo, not to be ignored under any circumstances, decided to come up and make a real nuisance of himself. He walked right over and had a wrestling match on my chest with Uma. Guess who won..


So, I sat there and ignored everyone unless they were in reach of my hand, at which point I would pat them. Uma and Ugo and Unique were all purring and being generally happy that Uli came out of his hiding spot and sat on the floor and waited for me to do something, which I refused to do, so he jumped up on the couch and observed me from the end for a while and then decided he wanted in on the attention, so he came a little closer and started meowing at me, so I pet him, and he liked it. A lot. He rolled around and conducted me to all of the good petting spots - Then Ugo showed up again and so Uli went to sit with Unique.


So, once again, I have won. *insert not so evil laugh here* I guess the real test comes tomorrow when I go back down to the kitten room, but I will totally ignore them again


13 comments:

  1. Never doubt your abilities to win over kittens!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's "tough love" all right!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. nicely done - mom has been doing this with Fish and it seems to be working (some)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Paws up ! Well done ! Purrs

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow. My mom would fall over because she is a pushover for any kitten.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Experience ALWAYS wins.

    ReplyDelete
  8. First off, I LOOOOVE that pillow. Second... Congrats! We're so happy for you <3

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ha! You know kittens all too well.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good to know what works!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You are the expert at kittens :)

    ReplyDelete

All spam will be fed to the kittens

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...