Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Behold, the power of Happy Bear.. or not



I know that many people have been waiting for the joy that is a kitty on Happy Bear again. I would like to say this happened because I worked my magic and Happy Bear worked his and encouraged Darcy out of her hiding hole for some love, but that was absolutely not the reason.. so what was?


Poor Butters has been stuck in the bathroom since mid December because I am a pretty strict isolationist when it comes to kitties and I don't like mingling different litters (I know I know, I just did, didn't I - hey, I said pretty strict, not an absolutionist)

I was hoping that either Darcy or Butters would have moved on by now, but at this point I haven't heard anything about either one of them moving on. Butters is starting to show signs that the bathroom is simply not enough room for her so I thought I would open up the door and see what happened.

Darcy wanted to be friends in the WORST way. She was kind and gentle and did everything right. She meowed when Butters' back was turned to her so she wouldn't 'sneak up' on her, she walked low to the ground so as not to be threatening, she held back and waited and waited, following when Butters got too far away..


It was and is an absolutely beautiful thing to watch. I'm kinda loving Darcy all that much more for this. Butters, after investigating everything, tends to hang out with me on the couch (she likes playing with the hair scrunchies I've been using - which I'm not a huge fan of) and so Darcy has taken to coming up on the couch to be near her but not too near her.


Butters accepts that Darcy isn't going to go after her, but she is still not ready to be near her. This was as close as they were willing to get to one another without hissing. Darcy respects that and was waiting for Butters to check her out.  I was able to reach over and pet Darcy and we had a nice few minutes hanging out together.


Butters is completely unsure about all of this, and shortly after this photo she hissed and lashed out at Darcy so I decided it was time to end this. I do not leave them out together when I'm not around. I keep telling Butters that Darcy is good people and she needs to relax, but she doesn't believe me.. yet.

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like Butters is going to be a tough nut

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  2. Maybe Darcy would be good in a high-animal, low people contact situation. Is there a barn cat need?

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  3. Pretty exciting that Darcy - the shy one - has such good instincts and wants a friend ! I hope things can work out - with HB's help !

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  4. Such sweet little faces. I think HB will make this happen...

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  5. At least they are getting closer :)

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  6. Darcy is such a good girl! I hope they are pals soon.

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  7. We hope they will be friends very soon ! Purrs

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  8. If anyone can do it, it's YOU!

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  9. Fabulous video! I could almost feel Darcy's desire to have a friend. She needs to go to a home(?) or other setting with other cats, it seems.

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