We’ve met with quite a few cat owners recently and it’s great when it all goes to plan. We find the right house, meet the right people and get a good few purrs before we leave… then there are the cats that glare at us suspiciously – usually from a good vantage point trying to work out what’s going on. It can be hard to reassure an owner that you’re a really great cat person if their cat is treating you like you’re their arch-nemesis.
We see this as completely normal and there are a couple of things that can provoke this – for example if the suitcase and packing panic has already started in your house, then our arrival is like definitive proof that you’re leaving. But I prefer to think that a cat is entitled to be a bit aloof at first – after all, we teach our children not to accept sweets from strangers!
So here’s a tried and tested ten step plan that Whitburn Whiskers use for making friends with a doubting cat.
Step Six: Playing!
Thanks to the beautiful Smokey for being such a photogenic cat 🙂