Dog causes change by Skeeter
The Saint and I are on the downhill slide of dog sitting for his little sister dog Minnie. Mom and Dad B return on Monday and then they can take over with dog walking amongst other duties. All Cat owners know how upset a cat can become when things have changed. Cats are kind of like my dad (or is Big Daddy like a cat? Hummmm) meaning cats and my dad don’t like change!
I don’t know why cats get so upset over change and it bothers some more so then others. My Skeeter boy did not mind change too much or he found a way to deal with it. In his 16 years with us, he called 5 different apartments, 5 different houses, 5 different states, the country of Germany and 7 different hotels home! He also traveled with us going to family’s homes and hotels here and there over the years. That little guy had a lot of change in his life and he kind of rolled with the punches where change was concerned.
Sheba is not too crazy about change but seems to deal with it also in her own way. She is very needy first thing in the morning so the Saint tends to Minnie while I tend to Sheba’s needs. She has been taking refuge in her basket in the storage closet upstairs far away from doggie and noise of doggie. She snuggles with the little plush white kitten that Brett and Jeremy gave us. Thanks a million guys as I feel this has been comforting for her. Look at that cute baby in the picture? Ahhhhhh…
Cheetah does not like change at all! She gets upset if I open the left window blind before the right one in the morning! She really does NOT like change so keeping her happy has been a challenge for me. She wants her morning routine but prefers to hide from the big black doggie then have her routine. When ever I catch Minnie napping, I sneak out of the room and get upstairs to the office where Cheetah has been hiding out. I love on that baby and she headbutts me and purrs like crazy. She has been spending a lot of time sitting on a blanket on top of the desk looking out the window. I wonder if she is planning her escape!
I don’t know how we have pulled it off but somehow the Saint and I have been able to keep both the dog and the cats happy thus far with change in our lives.
How do you and your pets deal with Change?
posted by Skeeter at 1/04/2008 07:49:00 PM