Smuggle is such a funny boy. Every time I go to pet him, I can tell he enjoys it. He rolls over on his back, puts his paws straight in the air and begs for more. But he also swats because human touch is so alien to him. After our morning ritual of petting him and Secret, I will be walking out of the room when BAM out from under the bed, comes two mackeral tabby paws and they nail my ankles! This is a new behavior for him and I see his head poking out from under the bed looking quite pleased with himself.
I now have to give a wide berth around the edge of the bed (makes it exciting to make the bed in the morning) or he nails me. His body language shows me he isn’t angry- this is just a one-up-manship on his part. You dare to touch me- you pay woman! LOL
I just finished a book due to be released in October on National Feral Cat Day. It is called taming me- memoirs of a clever island cat by Cathy Unruh. I cannot recommend it highly enough- it is told through the eyes of kitten on the island and there is a cat hater, cat rescuers, cat saviors all rolled into the pages. It is compelling, sad, funny and highly rewarding to read. I will be putting a full book review on www.felinexpress.com in a few days. I just hope anyone reading this post will take the time to read this book.It gives you a realistic view of what outside kitties left alone and abandoned have to deal with.