Bruce Friendly- Wants Inside
May 21, 2003
Bruce is taking things into his own hands regarding getting acquainted with my cats. Today, while Bruce was hanging out in the backyard with me, he walked up to the latticed-in back porch where Simon and Jolie were peering out. He made that friendly “mrrruh” purring/trilling noise at them, then touched noises with Jolie in friendly kitty greeting! She didn’t growl or hiss, but did back up with a noise that seemed like the cat equivalent of surprise after she accepted the nose touch. (I am glad I had him vaccinated against the common cat diseases- but not feline leuk yet.) Definitely not a hostile or defensive noise. He then just calmly walked away. Simon had moved back, seeming to not want to touch noses yet. But, he did not growl or hiss when Bruce came up to the porch.
Bruce really wants to come in the house. I had the front door opened, with just the screen door, and he meowed at the door. When I opened it to go out to him, he tried to walk in. I had told him yesterday that he needs to try to win over my cats if there is a chance for him to come in. I don’t really believe he understood, yet today it seemed like that is what he was trying to do. When I didn’t let him in, he did swipe at me, but he didn’t scratch me. Likely he was trying to get me out of the way so he could get in.