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Smore Goes for a Stroll

Posted by: | August 13, 2014 | 2 Comments |

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My dad came to visit me today. He’s staying for a while. I asked him if he could make me a cat tower so Smore could see out the window. He needed tools out of the garage, and he was trying to figure out how to get rid of the bees. He thinks they are yellow jackets despite the fact they didn’t seem to attack Pebbles repeatedly from what I could tell.

well I carried Smore outside for the first time since she’s been off her amputation medicines. She was very calm and took it all in. So I put her harness and leash on her and opened the big overhead door to the garage.

Smore visiting where we first met on the porch

Smore visiting where we first met on the porch

She was a real champ. She didn’t move much at first, but I’m not sure if that’s because of the harness or because she was sunbathing. We didn’t stroll too far from the garage because I’m scared she’ll catch the killer kitty diseases and because I wasn’t sure how she’d do on the leash. She wanted to go on the porch, so I let her. She saw a daddy longlegs and wanted to hunt it. She was good about not pulling too when she didn’t get her way for the most part.

Until my dad started using the saw. Then she was trying to get out of her harness like she was on fire. She almost fell off the porch but dad turned off the saw and I scooped her up.

I’ve determined Smore trusts me. It’s the only explanation I have for how she managed to sit in my lap the next hour while he sawed and drilled. She watched with fear and later I think curisoity. Eventually between saws and even during drilling once she groomed herself and kneaded my jeans. I was sure she’d put up a fight and try to run like she had earlier when he worked and I’d be scratched to pieces, but she lied there just watching. Didn’t even jump, though I did tell her when it was coming because she had her back to him. When he turned it on though she’d turn to watch. I tried covering her ears, but for some reason she wanted to listen. She’s a brave girl.

I think I will have to find a better harness if kne even exists that is catproof. This ine is still to big for her neck but thankfully she didn’t get out of it.

I’m not sure if she enjoyed the outdoors, but I am sure she liked the sunshine and sitting on the swinging chair. I’m sure it was more interesting out there. She definitely heard some things she wanted to go after.

I havent decided if I want the Feline leukemia and fiv shots or if I want her to be allowed outdoors. I’m still scared she will disappear if not supervised and I’m scared her kitten curiosity will get the better of her and she will run off. Yet I also think sunshine is good for her. And grass too.

what to do?

And I may have also found Smore’s cat family. I’ll show you them tomorrow. 🙂


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  1. By: benny55 on August 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm      Reply

    Awww Smore…you are so cute!

    Cannot believe how well she handles a harness and leash…unbelievable! Cats just don’t do those!!

    I think you are seeing every single day how Smore belongs with you…and you with her! And she and Pebbles will work things out too. She has a lot of adjustments to make in her short little life and she’s doing it brilliantly!!

    And your Dad didn’t break out into an allergic sneezing fit…that’s great! It sounds like he is bulding Smore a wonderful cat tower…quite a nice fella’:-)

    Thanks for the fun update…and cute photo!

    Hugs to all!

    Sally and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle

    • By: tinav323 on August 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm      Reply

      I know! I was quite surprised she handled the harness so well. This was only her second time with a leash and the 2nd or 3rd time with this harness. I wasn’t sure how well it would go outside since we didn’t spend a lot of time with it.

      I let her lead the way, but I held her back from going under my car and going after the spider. For the most part, she seemed like if she couldn’t go because of leash, she’d attempt a different path. And she only truly wanted out of it after the experience with the saw.

      I probably could let her go without the leash and harness. She only ran from me once before. I think she was just playing but there is a road in front of my house, and people tend to go fast down it. It’s scary. I wonder if I could trainnher to respect some boundaries or something?

      she is a very adaptable cat. She seems to take whatever comes her way, even that harness which I have to pull over her head unlike the other onenthat buckles around neck and torso.

      I’m just really pleased with her personality. She’s definitely not like any ordinary cat I’ve ever known.

      he actually did sneeze a lot even though we were outside. But he loves making his kids happy and feeling like he has a purpose. He used to have his own construction business, so things like this make him happy, aside from the sneezing…

      hugs back from Tina, Smore, and Pebbles

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