Saturday, December 11, 2010

Room to swing a cat

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OK, I confess, even to the Camera-Critters animal lovers--it's me swinging the cat.
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But Lara LIKES it.
Back and forth, then from side to side, while I say "hoy-dash, hoy-dash" (just like Saba Yisrael taught us to say when my children were small enough to swing).
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As a finale, I stand Lara on her hind feet and we do "mechi mechi capa-im," hand-clapping with her front paws.
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Lara is not mine, not a pet. She is an outdoor cat, fed by my neighbor-friends. Born in the wild.
Lara and I are best friends.
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18 comments:

VP said...

I confess: I did that many times in the past. Not always there was... consent, on the other side!

Kay said...

Wow! That is a laid back cat. The cats I knew would never allow that. How wonderful!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
A BIG cat, too! You and your neighbors see to it that she isn't anorexic!

Tricia said...

amazing that a cat would let you do that! WoW! =)

allhorsestuff said...

Very funny that the cat like that!

ρομπερτ said...

What a nice proof of 'trust'.

Please have a good Sunday.


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Tamera said...

What a cute kitty! She must love you too :o)

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful

Birdman said...

I was SO happy to hear the fires were over for you.

Ann said...

Strange creatures, cats. Once had one that liked being vacuumed. Normally they disappear when the vacuum comes out.

Sara said...

Lara must really like you to let you swing her like that. You really are best friends.

Petrea said...

Oh this is so adorable I can't stand it. I love that you and Lara are friends. She's as lovely as you are.

MaryA said...

I'm curious how you and Lara came to discover these routines. Especially since these aren't so common for a cat! (She's a pretty cat, too)

Rob and Mandy said...

That's the Swing!
Boker tov, Dina, I heard a bout the storm. Some friends in Beirut went for a walk along the Corniche, and it almost became a swim. Take care of yourself!

tapirgal said...

I can see the contentment on her face. Who would have guessed? I also wonder how the routine came to be.

Dina said...

Shalom friends. Thank you all for your reactions that all gave me a big smile. :D

Ann, your cat liked to be vacuumed??
Now I've heard everything!

MaryA and Tapirgal, I don't remember how the swinging started. It's at least 4 years ago.
When Lara hears me coming through the woods, she runs out to greet me on the path. She stands up on two legs, eager for some petting. Maybe from that position it was just easy to pick her up. Maybe it triggered a memory of how I used to swing my children decades ago.
I hear her purring so she must enjoy the stretching that a good swinging gives.
On the other hand, Lara does not agree to be held and cuddled.

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Captain Shagrat said...

She looks in real good nic too the swinging must agree with her. Suppose she puts up with it just for all the goodies she gets