After freaking out the cat with a car trip to the vet, then scaring her by running the vacuum, I thought for sure that she was going to leave and never come back. Before Steve and I left for our weekly church small group meeting, we opened the back door for her and she darted out. I was a bit pessimistic about her return, even as we told our friends about “the cat who adopted us” (sounds like a good title for a Lilian Jackson Braun mystery). Although we left the back door open, when we came home past sunset and started walking to our front door, the kitty came running out from the bushes meowing frantically. It was very, very, very cute.
Reading up on various cat–pregnancy web sites (assuming she is really pregnant), we’re going to get a litter box and try to keep the cat indoors so that she doesn’t have her kittens outside. Hopefully she doesn’t mind too much.
We’ve been trying to practice positive reinforcement training with the cat, to be ready for when we can finally have a puppy. So far the cat has definitely learned to sit before we feed her (which is much more polite than clawing and pawing at us while we get food into the bowl). I got some cat treats today, so we’ll be working on “sit” on command.
Here comes the requisite slew of adorable cat photos… one to whet your appetite, and more after the jump.
Sleeping with one paw up:
Getting her stretch on:
Notice the paws braced against the foot of the ottoman. She stayed in this pose for about five minutes or more.
Another ridiculous stretching pose; I love that her eyes are buttoned up tight!
Cat in sphinx pose:
(This is still on Steve’s desk, which is our former dining table — our current apartment has a built-in counter/table. He has the window view, which I think the cat enjoys.)
Immediately after I took the sphinx picture, she laid her head down between her paws. It was a very dog-like pose.
Close-up, it was even cuter:
Ha ha ha!
At the risk of driving off the five readers I have, I’ll withhold the many other photos that are all of the cat sleeping.