so i’ve always had trouble getting kitty to like me. maybe because when i moved in here, i had major allergic reactions, and it’s possible that sneezing, sniffling, whining, and wheezing, freak a cat out. i’m not really affected at all anymore, unless i pet the cat and stick my finger in my eye (did that the other night. not recommended. not at all.) anyway, all this time, kitty was just much, much fonder of chris, than me.
and my dreams of getting a kitten or a nice girl-kitty of my own are on hold while my financial life gets nice and scary again for a little while, and i begin to doubt my ability to be a proper catparent to more than just this guy here.
so i invested in some kitty treats. i keep them here by the computer, and feed kitty out of my hand whenever he comes in. and now, he knows the sound of the treat pouch, and comes to me. it’s been a few days of that, but he still only rarely allowed me to skritch his chin or behind his ears, and then he’d go curl up on some unfolded laundry, or on a shelf he could knock some stuff off of.
until just now. i’m sitting here in my usual, crosslegged by the computer on the coffeetable, and i feel kitty by my feet. he licks my toes a little, then settles down so i can just feel fur against my leg. a little time passes, and i feel a small chin resting on my foot. sweetness indeed.
i just hope my feet don’t fall asleep anytime soon. this is nice.