Cat Fan especially Black Cats
- Jan 9, 2018
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- Colorado USA
I luckily saw this. I didn't get an update alert for some reason.I managed to make Sandy Purr today, with a duster. Still need a way to introduce my hands but here is a video:
WOW!!! WE HAVE PURE LOVE!!! Sandy is LOVING on you!! Getting her scent on you, owning you. Her body language is so positive, relaxed, loving. If that video isn't perfect I don't know what is!!!Sandy is following me everywhere now and almost rubbing into me. She still steps back if I offer my hand, but when I come in she will come and sit like right beside me and just purrr..
I wrote that up last night but forgot to post it (was tired).. This morning Sandy started to rub against my legs! I cant believe it.
I'm coming to another concern. Tonight I have to leave town again and need to get a cat sitter. I've told them Panda and Sandy are ferals but since I'm going to be gone for up to 2 weeks I'm just...kinda...hoping nothing happens so to speak. They are to come in every 3-4 days a week and make sure everything is okay with them. Clean Litter, Food, ect.. should I have to worry?
All you can do is your best. I know it is hard. You love them. Welcome to parenting!!!Unfortunately this is going to be kind of a budget trip, mainly for business. The every 3 days is as much as I can do currently.
I use large self-feeder dishes for them when I'm gone and large self water feeders which I spread out incase one gets knocked over they have others. I hate doing it because I hate feeding them dry food but right now I'm not exactly in players choice ATM. Unfortunately no, I have no camera's except my doorbell camera.
I'm in IT but also do a bit of Real Estate on the side with my mother (who owns the business) but the business is still based in Atlanta and I live in Austin TX. The Real Estate is also very flaky at times so I dont really like doing it full time but it counts as a bonus check so to speak when she has a deal for me to work through. Unfortunately though it requires me to travel between the states sometimes fairly frequently. I'm still searching for a full time job though.All you can do is your best. I know it is hard. You love them. Welcome to parenting!!!
I am really kind of happy you will be going for business. I was worried about your job situation. I hope it goes well. Remember just work hard and do your best. If you do that you are a success. You are obviously a success with the way you handle the cats. You will always be a winner and a success if you work hard, do your best, and never give up. Success is more than money or status. You are a hero is my book!!!
Just please be safe on your trip. Make sure you stay healthy, cautious, stay away from people as much as possible, wash your hands, don't touch your face. Be really cognizant of those things.
Hang in there and let us know how things went. Travel safe.
I am so glad that you have another opportunity. You are a great guy and deserve great things.I'm in IT but also do a bit of Real Estate on the side with my mother (who owns the business) but the business is still based in Atlanta and I live in Austin TX. The Real Estate is also very flaky at times so I dont really like doing it full time but it counts as a bonus check so to speak when she has a deal for me to work through. Unfortunately though it requires me to travel between the states sometimes fairly frequently. I'm still searching for a full time job though.
Welcome back. I am so glad you are home safely and the cats did well.I'm back home now.
Everything went well with the petsitter. Will probably use them again if I travel. Panda and Sandy did pretty well.. ..well.. they weren't exactly thrilled:
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The cat sitter sent me those pictures of them.
When I got back Panda and Sandy were a bit slow at first but Sandy came out the bathroom and started following me pretty quickly. Panda actually took longer than Sandy in warming back up to me. He wouldn't let me touch him for awhile but now he's also right as rain.
I came into my room tonight and Sandy did something very unexpected. She opened her mouth and it looked like she was going to hiss... ...but what she was trying to do was meow... and she repeatedly did it while following me and looking at me, trying to meow at me.. Her voice is completely inaudible, when she tries to meow nothing comes out, very similar to what happened to Ginger and Marshmallow last year... she kept trying though and followed me until I started petting her with the duster. Now shes laying down and purring heavily. She was rubbing against me and just adored the duster. Still cant give her my hand it seems but its progress I will definitely take. I never expected her to come this far.
I figured the other cats did well but great to hear it from you.The other cats did well. Baxter was noted to be very friendly and affectionate (which he is, Baxter will literally give me hugs).
Sandy's change is like wow...she's almost like a different cat than the cat that I rescued. She comes out when I come in, rubs against me and purrs and meows at me when I get out of bed or come in my room wanting me to pet her. I still cant use my hand but she loves the duster. I'm trying to figure a way out to introduce hand petting. She also lays down beside me when I'm on the floor or lays down on my shoes.
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I'm so happy for this, I honestly didnt think she would ever warm up to me like this and to see her going from a scared, shy and possibly abused feral to a trusting and happy cat brings me joy. She's safe and happy now.
PURE LOVE!!!Everytime I come in my room now Sandy practically chases me down and rubs against me as much as she can. I still can't believe how much she has changed and how rapidly she switched in the end.
Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing.Everytime I come in my room now Sandy practically chases me down and rubs against me as much as she can. I still can't believe how much she has changed and how rapidly she switched in the end.