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I'm a dog person, but....

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moobar Mon 18-May-20 21:22:57

I've always had dogs since marrying dh nearly twenty years ago.

We live on his family farm and I've been at home since having Dd.

Obviously with lockdown I've really been at home, not left farm.

My SIL and family also live here and she rehomed three feral rescue cats. The idea being that they are outside cats and the presence helps deter rats and mice.

Dd is eighteen months and for the last eight weeks we have walked around the farm three times a day minimum looking at lambs and for the elusive cats. They are there but you never see them close by. We leave food out and they sleep in an old stable.

Since Friday all three have become her best friends. She goes into their stable every day and miaows and as of Friday they come over for a scratch and cuddle. Gently gently does it but I'm so delighted as is she.

Today they followed us on our walk, or farm inspection as we call it and her smile was ear to ear.

I may have become a cat lady. Simple thing but it made me really happy.

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Fluffycloudland77 Mon 18-May-20 21:28:54

Cats are awesome little animals. If you have an Aga they may move in & never see outside again.

moobar Mon 18-May-20 21:31:59

Oh I do, but I have three terriers who may object to that. Or possibly not, they were OK with a lamb or two.

I'm smitten I have to say, lovely creatures. It is the eyes I couldn't believe, stare right into you.

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Idododoidadada Mon 18-May-20 21:33:29

Hearing my cat purr makes me happy. Her deciding to snuggle at 5 am slightly less so but she makes me feel ‘chosen’ so I put up with the discomfort and lack of sleep.

Cats make people stupidly happy.

Congratulations to you and DD that the cats have allowed you to be friends with them-you are blessed grin

moobar Mon 18-May-20 21:35:31

Awwww, that's how I feel!!

I've been smiling all day, and there is an element of PFB mummy going, ah my daughter, cat tamer. blush

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Fluffycloudland77 Mon 18-May-20 21:55:23

She might be though! Ferals are usually flighty but yours are following a small child around.

Cats talk with their eyes. Next doors tortie threw me a look of utter love last week. I only fuss her if we’re doing the front garden but you’d think I fed her organic roast chicken daily.

Windyatthebeach Mon 18-May-20 21:57:26

We have sighthounds and a dcat.. They know their place...
grin

Allergictoironing Mon 18-May-20 23:04:47

Next time they are looking into your eyes, try blinking very slowly at them, and if they are learning to trust you they may blink back - it's a sign of friendship & trust. First time either of mine slow blinked back, I almost cried I was so happy.

Mine spent the first year of their lives totally feral, now they are a pair of cuddle monsters with me despite being wary of most people.

TARSCOUT Mon 18-May-20 23:08:11

I'm not a cat person but that really made me smile, that's so lovely!

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