5.11.2009

Cats on Tuesday: Our New Treat Dispenser


Cats on Tuesday: Our New Treat Dispenser

At least once a week, our niece Mackenzie calls to come over and visit the cats. Recently she came bearing gifts: a package of cat treats.

Emma really couldn't care less whether Mackenzie brings her cat treats or not. For some inexplicable reason, this once shy, virtually feral kitten who has very rarely been exposed to children eagerly follows this energetic two-year-old from room-to-room, even allowing herself to be hugged and held. She enthusiastially plays with every toy Mack offers her and, on last visit, even submitted to a kiss. Go figure. Of course, there's nothing wrong with a treat now and then, either.






In other news, Isis is now Mackenzie's friend. This is directly due to the fact that Mackenzie now comes bearing treats. Isis hasn't hissed at her in at least four visits.

When she's here, Mack likes to talk to the cats on the telephone. She carries the handset around and announces which cat she's talking to at the moment. For example, she'll say, "I'm talking to Morgan." (Morgan is usually hiding under the bed or lurking just around the corner, as she still hasn't quite adjusted to the high and often noisy speed at which a two-year-old human moves, although she's very curious).

"I'm talking to Emma," Mackenzie announced to me, headset pressed to her ear.

Curious, I asked her what Emma said to her.

She furrowed her brow a bit as if I were half daft, obviously wondering how I could be quite so moronic. She replied matter-of-factly, "Meow."

Oh, of course. Emma says, "Meow."

Mack even put a headset on Emma, just like the one Uhuru wears on Star Trek. Emma very politely allowed her to do it, too. And then said, Meow. (Probably.)



16 comments:

Carrie K said...

That is so cute! Your treat vendor is charming. Sweet about Emma too. That a feral kitty would fall in love with a two year old. Awww.

It is NOT Tuesday! Darn it. :)

Chris said...

So, so sweet!

KJ said...

Well DUH they say Meow! Emma is so smart and she has to spell it out for you A-dults!

:lol:

KJ

Puss-in-Boots said...

It's amazing how animals know and recognise something that says little kids really don't mean to hurt them. Emma is very advanced in that she can speak fluent Cat already, no wonder they like her...a kindred spirit!

katztales said...

Isn't it wonderful how animals can tell who's gong to be gentle? Hooray for Emma!

Ydiana said...

Hi

Mackenzie is cte and sweet, no wonder the cats are taken to her...and with the treats too! :)

Gattina said...

That's a real strange behaviour of Emma, usually all my cats run away when they see dwarfs (I think that's what they think) except Arthur, he allows to be petted on his head. Rosie is OK too, but all the others are hiding somewhere until the danger is gone.

Luna said...

What a sweet little visitor!! No wonder that the cats fall in love when she brought treats ;o)

Happy Tuesday!

Julie said...

Aw, that is too cute! A future cat lover indeed. :)

Pam said...

That is to cute. My cats run under the bed when they see young children. I think they barely tolerate my two who are 12 and 16.

Mo said...

This is too adorable! kids are SO literal at that age; of course, what *else* would Emma say?! Silly Auntie!! LoL...

Hope you have a purr-fect week ahead!

mrspao said...

Cute!

catsynth said...

I like how kids are very matter of fact :)

Emma is quite brave - Luna is not very comfortable with small children.

Obsidian Kitten said...

I'm just so surprised Emma is fond of such a small and fast-moving human. She used to be such a shy cat.

Irishcoda said...

I love the pictures with Emma and Mackenzie, o adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

Just love Cats on Tuesday this week. When we are on the phone with her grandma she always wants to talk to Otto (our cat) and wants to know what Otto is doing. Does she want to know what Uncle Arthur or Aunt Joanie is doing..NO..just Otto..LOL Most of the time Otto is sleeping so we have to meow in the phone and she just loves it. There has been one time that we were able to get Otto to meow.

Mackenzie is such a sweet girl and the joy of our family.

Hope you are enjoying this most beautiful Spring day. I was in the garden all afternoon and loving it.
Hugs
Joanie