A Tale of Two Kitties
Introducing a new cat to your home can have its difficulties, particularly if you have other pets who aren’t so excited about the prospect, are getting over the loss of another pet, or have children.
Sometimes, though, all it takes is animal communication.
Here is TuffyTiger’s story.
When Introducing a New Cat to Your Home
I was at my friend Paula’s house and was peering into the backyard.
I saw a cute little grey cat looking at me.
Teasingly and playfully, albeit cautiously, a tiny little ball of grey tiger-striped fluff with gorgeous green eyes peeked out at me from behind the bush.
It was my first glimpse of her scampering around my friend’s house. She, her mama, her sisters, and brothers were the cutest feral kitties ever.
Shy but brave, they came to Paula’s house for snacks and to hang out in a safe space. They were adorable!
Then one day, Paula told me she had to move. She couldn’t live there anymore and was worried about all the cats she’d been caring for. What would happen to them?
Paula had found homes for all but the one tiny kitten who was incredibly hard to catch.
Paula cringed at the thought of her living on the streets, abandoned by her family, friends, mama, and the nice lady that fed them.
What could I do but say yes, I’d take her?
And so the adventure began.
Before I welcomed my new kitten to her new home, I had to tell my other pet.
I knew this wasn’t going to be easy. Not being a complete idiot, I talked to our tuxedo “top cat” first. Queen Peach the Huntress had to agree to the plan, or this wouldn’t work.
I discussed it with her and told her why I felt compelled to bring the fluffball kitten home. I used what I knew about animal communication and pictured the kitten in my mind so that Peach could see what she looked like.
Explaining the dire predicament the kitten was in, I reminded Peach that she too had been homeless at one point and with no one to care for her.
I asked Peach if she would consider helping take care of the kitten with me. I told her that from my perspective there was plenty of food and room for another cat in our home.
Peach asked many insightful questions and then reluctantly, with a big sigh, gave her permission.
We crossed the first hurdle!
Excitedly, I quickly found a decent-sized box and headed over to Paula’s place to collect our new kitten. Taking the box out of the car, I set it on the porch, and started hunting for her.
Ah! There she was, staring out at me from the little garden patch. She was afraid, all alone, and unsettled.
I Practiced What I Teach
I greeted her (like I teach in the Beginning Course) and opened the conversation.
Next, I explained why the other cats – including her mama – had left and why she was all alone now. I told her where the other cats had gone and that they were all doing well. I told her that she would probably never see any of them again.
And that she had a choice to make.
She could stay here and try to find her way by herself, but I warned her that young kittens trying to survive on the streets had a hard time of it and often lived short, difficult lives.
Or she could come with me and start a brand new life adventure.
I showed her an image of my cat Peach and told her she wouldn’t be the only cat. Peach would be her friend and could help her.
I showed her an image of our house and yard, told her where her food would be, and promised she would always have someone who loves and cares for her…
I also showed her what she would have to do to get there: get in the box I’d brought for her, go in the car, drive about 15 minutes or so, then come inside the house. Next, when we got to her new home, she’d meet Peach and then come out of the box.
These were all bizarre and potentially scary experiences from her point of view. It was a lot to ask of her. She liked the idea of it all, but thirty minutes later, I was still trying to get her in the box!
She’d led me on wild goose chases all over the yard and up and down the street!
An hour later, I gave up.
I sat down on the porch and collected my thoughts, feeling sad and disappointed.
But then she came up onto the porch and lay down a little ways away. We quietly looked at each other, both of us panting a bit. After a while, I decided to give it one last go and reached over to pick her up.
To my utter astonishment and delight, she let me with no fuss whatsoever!! I carefully put her into the box and carried her to the car. She didn’t make a sound – not a peep, not a meow, not a scratch.
But then, she made her decision and away we went!
I drove carefully home, wondering all the way whether she was a Houdini kitty and had somehow escaped… Was she was even in there at all? It was far too quiet… this part was too easy. Had I just imagined it?
When I arrived home, I took her inside and carefully set the box down in the living room.
Peach came to investigate and immediately went into KILL IT mode! She was hissing, spitting, and carrying on like you wouldn’t believe!
And Peach said…
Astonished and horrified, I exclaimed, “But Peach! We talked about this! You said it was okay to bring the kitten home!”
Peach immediately froze and looked at me with wide eyes, saying, “Oh crap, you’re right. I did say that… dang, I forgot.”
And she immediately quieted down and pretended nothing had happened as she groomed herself, ignoring the box and what was inside it.
From that moment on, New Kitty, now affectionately known as TuffyTiger, became such an important part of our family.
An extraordinary healer and teacher, TuffyTiger helped my husband with cancer, taught me how to purr, and…
Well, those are stories for another day.
Lessons Learned Through Animal Communication
Communicate with all affected parties all the way through your journey. Don’t just assume everyone is on board with your idea.
And when the going gets tough, which it probably will at some point or other, don’t give up.
What you want, wants you – have faith that it will all work out even when it seems like it won’t.
Communicate heart wisdom style throughout the entire adventure, so you’re working in partnership with everyone involved.
Animals do not give trust freely. You must earn it. Be worthy of their trust.
Was it worth bringing a new cat home?
TuffyTiger learned to trust me that day, and I gained a new wonderful friend in the process.
She was never afraid of me even though she started life out as a wild feral cat all because I took the time to establish a connection and a friendship, with animal communication.
Peach even came to like her over time. They had very different purposes, viewpoints, and roles to play, and became fast friends for the rest of their lives together.
And it was good. Very very good.
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