In a post not too long ago, someone asked "Do you do Blinkies with your cat?" I responed no to this. I had never really heard of doing "blinkies" So i thought, "Well.. this might be fun to try for a bit" so I started doing it. At first elliot wouldnt look at me, even with me slow blinking, and then he would just stare. Eventually he even initiated blinkies with a wink. The strange thing though, was I noticed an increase in things like headbutting, attention wanting, purring etc. Sometimes when Im at the computer he will sit on the computer box thing and headbutt my arm, well now he does it constantly. Another two days of doing the blinkies, and for the first time ever in his life, he came onto my bed. Now he isnt really THAT antisocial, its just that I have a waterbed, and he has always been afraid of water beds. It surprised me so much that he walked onto the bed, and came over to me for pettings. Then, strangely, he started "loving" the giant bear that I use as a pillow that is on my bed. He hasnt done this in over a year. He only does it when I am in bed, causing me to not be able to sleep, because of his bear loving. I can just shove him off though... heh.. It is just so strange, that after a week of starting the "blinkies" with elliot, he is more loving than he has ever been before. I just wanted to thank whoever made that post. Its a nice thing to have a cat that would never come in your lap, suddenly tap you on the shoulder, jump up in yoru lap and sleep on you. I reccommend that if anyone has cats that arent really all that lovey, you do blinkies with them. I am totally amazed at how much more love elliot has been giving me the past couple of days. I actually thought he might be sick at first, but nope.. It is just insane the transformation he has made socially wise with just a week of this.
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6/4/05 at 11:21pm