Yes, Howl-O-Ween started early in our house, about the time that Ollie-the-dog came to live with us. The first day was memorable in so many ways, but specifically, when Sophie-the-cat sat on my bed and HOWLED her fuzzy little head off for me to come to her.
She was not happy about a woofie coming to live here and wanted to make sure I knew just how much.
Sophie would not let me comfort her, pet her, or offer chin scritches. She was determined to get her point across that she was NOT happy. Or else she was auditioning her new Top 40 album for all to hear!
Day 2 went better, as did Day 3 and 4. She finally left the bedroom and joined me and Ollie out in the living room. But it was touch-and-go there for a while. I really felt bad for her — and not just because I had to listen to her pitiful howling. She was really in distress at the turn events in our house. I never expected that reaction. I thought she would just hide under the bed all day, not SING, too.
Thank COD, she has come around. She runs and jumps like an Olympic hurdler; showing flexibility and form as skilled as any athlete. It’s her perch on top of the cat condo and she sits up there
like a Queen surveying her realm…and HOWLS! I don’t know WHAT she is looking at, but she puts her head up to look at the ceiling and just HOWLS. I think she is hoping someone in the Universe will hear her tale of despair. “Look what I must put up with now!”
Sophie is vocalizing more in general since Ollie came to live with us. She certainly has a lot to say, I just can’t figure out what it could be except for expressing her displeasure at the situation. However, we have reached some sort of détente at night. When I’m sitting on the couch, she will sleep on one side of me and Ollie on the other. At least, they are occupying the same piece of furniture. That’s progress.
We just have to get used to this new talent my cat has developed. Singing. (Howling)
Halloween will forever be remembered now as Howl-O-Ween in our house. It took a woofie to get her to sing!
Happy Halloween, Everyone!