Saturday, June 27, 2020

Caturday in Yet Another Library

We only have a couple more doodles left in our log cabin series. Today, our tuxie kitty tour guide has taken us to the cabin's library.


My dream home would be a quaint and cozy log cabin. That's an honest life goal of mine. What's more, my dream log cabin would have a library and reading room a lot like this one. Of course, there'd be lots of kitties there, too.

Happy Caturday to all!




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Tip of the Day

Today's tip is to perhaps use books and reading sessions to help a new or timid kitty or pup get used to you. When some cats and dogs come home after living at a shelter, they can be scared of their new home environment, and they even might hide. A stray or feral you might be trying to help can also of course show fear towards you, no matter how good your intentions are. If you find yourself trying to get a timid cat or dog used to you, such as if they're a newcomer to your house or you're trying to help them, perhaps try reading to them. You can grab whatever book you're already reading, a book on your to-read list, a fun children's book, a newspaper, a magazine, or any other reading material. Then, settle in and start calmly and quietly reading out loud. Depending on the cat or dog and their reaction, this type of interaction can be done in short stints or for longer periods of time, and can even be repeated for a matter of days or weeks if it is helping. Though not guaranteed, this might help a timid cat or dog get used to you and the sound of your voice, thereby helping them feel more comfortable and more willing to come out of their shell.

9 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

It helps that your eyes are downcast to read, and not seeking the frightened animal's.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I would never leave that room!

pilch92 said...

That is a great drawing and goal to have a reading room in a cabin. Excellent tips too.

Cathy Keisha said...

Can you imagine if one of the cats knocked over a candle? Between the log cabin and all the books, that fire would be spectatular. Of course the cats would get out safely. Can you tell Grampa was a fireman so we think like that?

meowmeowmans said...

Once again, that works for us! Heck, we might not ever leave such a wonderful library and cat cabin. :)

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

That's a good tip. Mom says if you just sit still in the same room as them they will often come to investigate. And that all cats and dogs have different personalities some are just born sort of shy and others are outgoing. Yin and Yang are purrfect examples when Mom brought them home Yang was very outgoing and loved being showered with attention. Yin was more reserved and hung back for awhile until she was sure of us. But now Yin is the biggest lap cat and always stays where Mom is.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Beautiful!

The Island Cats said...

We would love to spend time in this library.

messymimi said...

In a cabin in the woods with books and cats, that sounds blissful!