Originally Posted by Yosemite
I'm looking for a Pengy fix - update!
Nothing exceptionally new; just that she's in a holding pattern right now.
I have discovered that if I offer a closed fisted hand to her, she's far more likely to sniff it than if I offer a single finger. I'm trying to puzzle that one through, but hey, if that's what she wants, then she can have a fist! LOL.
She's really getting interactive, as long as there's distance between she and I. I use the cat dancer a lot, and it's hysterical to see two or three other cats sit and wait their turn; if it wasn't Pengy playing, they'd be all over each other battling it out for their "place" with the dancer...but if Pengy is playing, they literally sit and wait for her to be done, and then they take their turn.
It's a definite showing of respect for her. I'd've thought that they would've been more aggressive with a lame cat, sort of push her to the bottom of the pecking order, but no, she is left be, and given all the space in the world to walk, sleep, play, and eat first if she wants. I'd say she was alpha, but it's not that, either...no fighting to establish her place, no stalking or intimidating, nothing Alpha-ish like that. All I can figure is that the rest of the herd realizes she's disabled, and give her consideration and respect. It's strange, and lovely, but it's also odd...
She lets me stroke her with my foot through the blankets, too. As long as I am not skin to fur contacting, she'll allow it, and sleep/relax while I'm doing it. So I'm trying to get her more used to it so that eventually she will allow it without blankets. She's got to know it's me under the blankets, too...
She's also sitting under my feet when I'm on the sofa watching tv. It's so sweet, as long as my legs are propped onto the coffee table, she'll come and lay directly under them.
She's a dear, sweet, loving cat; she grooms Esse, and has tried to groom Simon (who'll have none of that, thank you very much!!), and she gets to rambuctious playing, throwing her toys around and chasing them down...thumping against the table legs, rolling on her back, rabbit kicking as best she can...it's so adorable to watch. Makes me sit there and grin...
So there's your fix, Yosemite. I've tried to get some shots, but they're hard to get because she doesn't like the camera. I'll see if I can't find a few and create a catpage for her...and I'll let you all know when it's up.
Thanks so much, everyone, for following Pengy's story...even though I'm beyond busy, to know that you all are here waiting for the next adventure of Miss Thang is wonderful.
Hugs to all -