Saturday, February 28, 2009
My kitty, Livvy (short for Olivia) is at the age now where she is BEGGING to go outside. You'd think she'd be happy being in a warm, safe, dry, happy environment in the house, but NO! She thinks she needs to be outside. Well, she's an indoor cat; but we've decided to let her taste the cold, cruel world. I got her a harness and a little leash and we took her outside today.
It was 15 degrees, though. Does she look a little chilly?
She wouldn't move her paws- the concrete was too cold. She just stood there, a little stiff, while she squinted in the sunshine and smelled the tart winter air.
A little wind blew from time to time, and her ears flattened. Aw!!!
Poor baby. Here we are, warming her ears.
We strolled around the yard, carrying her. Here is her face after seeing the dog in the yard.
Talk about a reaction! That's a Hublot Big Bang there... we moved her away from the dog (so she wouldn't squirm out of our arms) and showed her the van.
My purpose is to get her acquainted with the vehicle, so she won't freak out everytime we have to take her to the vet. Also, if we ever go on an extended trip away from home, I think we'd probably have to take her. She's a real "people" cat and I don't think she could bear to be home alone for very long. So we're training her to be mobile. I'm happy to say that she took to her harness pretty well.
After her brief excursion outside, she was happy to be back in the toasty warm house. She took a nap in her favorite, warmest place: on me, at the computer. She loves to cuddle in my arms under my neck.