Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Good News


HOORAY! Edselsmom made it through her surgery well! Check out his blog!

Also, it is our good Meezer furriend Chatham's 19th purrthday today. He's having a party at his place - please stop ofur and give him purrthday wishes!

We have been having a visitor from Virginia here since Saturday. Her name is Ellen and she is Mommy's bestest furriend. Norton used to love her furry much and would let her hold him when he would not even let Mommy hold him. Trixie loves her furry much too. Miles has been acting like his little attention hogging self around her when Mommy is at werk. Me, however, I don't like new people in my house. I have been hiding under the bed and only coming out to eat if she is out of the house or if I can figure out a way to get to the food dish wifout having to see her. She seems to be furry nice and wants to pet me, but I don't know why I won't let her. I get all shaky and nervous and have to hide under somefing.
Are any of you ofer kitties like that? Any suggetions on how I can not be so nervous around her? She's staying until next Sunday! I would like to walk around the house wifout being scairt.


DEBRA said...


My brofurs Ping & Jinx are just like you. They don't like udder beans and they go hidey when new beans come in. Some poodins are just shy and not good 'round new beans. I know Miss Ellen is a nice bean, just give her a chance and I know you would like her.

Should her how sweet and lovable you are becuz you are my Sweetest Sammy!


PS I know I need to be better to Boo. I just get jealous when Momma starts lovin on her cuz it's suppose to be ME Momma loves on.

Kukka-Maria said...

Brach hides ALL THE TIME! Recently, he's been making appearances when guests have been over, but only the ones he is used to.

Otherwise, you'll find him as a lump under the bedspread, under the bed, in the bathtub, or in his perch on the shelf in the spare-room closet.

Me? I roll over on my back and beg for belly rubs before they even get in the door. Mom calls me her "Love Slut."

That's a compliment, right?

The Tower Hill Mob said...

Beans are scary. I'm really only used to our Mum and Dad. We run and hide-Toby to the back of the closet and I race for the study. After a while, though, I come out to see what's going on. Sometimes, I'll let the visitor pet me, before I run away again.

Les Trois Chats said...

Sammy - there is really not much you can do - it is up to your visitor. You must be like me - if new people come over, they must ignore me and not try to pet or pick me up, or that's the last they'll see of me for a while. Tell your mom to have Ellen pretend she doesn't ever see you if/when you feel like coming out. She should not make any moves towards you, if you're like me. My grandbeans scared me when I first came to live here, and Mom had to convince them to be stationary when I finally did come out during one of their weekly visits (it was a month or two!). Now I love them and come to the door when they comoe over (once I know it's them). Perhaps you'll get used to your Mom's friend after a day or two, if she leaves you alone and doesn't make any sudden moves. It isn't an insult. We are just cautious with people. I understand that.
~ turtle

Cheysuli said...

Well, you could hire someone to scare the guest out of the house while your owner is gone and then she wouldn't be an issue, would she? Personally, I watch people first. That way no one thinks I'm scared (I'm not) but I don't let them get near me...

one of us said...

I hate strangers and never try to get to know new people so sorry I can't help you Sammy ~Shadow

We are attention hogs and shamelessly love on any new people who come over to prove it ~Merlin & Ko Ko

Chatham said...

Ellen just needs to sit quietly and let you go to her. I had a cousin Sphinxie who was scared of everybody, too. Many people didn't even know that my aunt had a cat living with her!

I'm not scared of anything, but my brother Salem is scared of EVERYthing! But he will eventually come out if all is calm and quiet.

Patches & Mittens said...

Yeah.....tell her to GO HOME!!

Mittens Pollypaws

Mittens, no, that is not nice! Tell Sammy that you are like that too, many kitties are.

We don't have the solution....Mittens seems to get better as the days go on, less timid. Sorry, Mittens was rude!!!

Toni (Calicomomma)

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

We don't like people we don't know, either. Maybe if you just watch her from a safe distance, after a few days, you'll be able to relax.

Feline Oligarchy said...

Just hide under the bed or a chair while she's awake and then howl all night until you wake everyone up. Sooner or later she'll go home and think twice about coming back -- Alberta

Zeus said...

Isis just hides on our human pet's bed. She thinks that she is "too good" to come out and play. I don't think you're like that, though, Sammy.

Patches & Mittens said...

Oh, good, Trixie is comin........Trixie is comin to nap with me..............

Mittens Pollypaws

Jolee said...

I personally only like one human, and that is pretty much it. Under the bed is where it's at.

Just playing around on the internet and checking out cat blogs... nice blog! We look alike too. Except I have more fur.


Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Our mom always does what Cheysuli suggests. When she catsits a shy cat she just sits on the floor near wherever the kitty is hiding and quietly reads a book. No moves to the kitty, but sometimes talks in a low, quiet voice. If kitty comes out, no reach out to pet him, she lets the kitty come to her and sniff her scent first. It's all built on trust.

Patches & Mittens said...

Sitting down on the floor is good. That is what I do with Mistrie.......she seems more afraid when I stand up, I must seem huge to her.

I also put a litter box upstairs for Mittens when we have company and food and water so she doesn't have to come down if she doesn't want to. She finally is used to my boys, when they come over, after 6 years!!

Toni Momma

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