Cammie used her new stairs yesterday evening, not once but twice.
The first time, she was on the bed and wanted to get down. She kept leaning far over the edge, holding on to the bedspread with three feet, while trying to find the floor with the fourth. Of course, the floor was far out of her reach. She was deciding whether simply to drop, and clearly disliked the idea. I started tapping the first level of the big staircase with the palm of my hand, while saying, “Cammie, step…step, Cammie, step…” It took several minutes of indecision on her part, but the princess eventually followed the sound of my hand and placed a paw cautiously on the top step. I patted each lower step in succession, and she descended almost gracefully to the floor.
The second time, later that night, Cammie was on the bed and it was obvious that she wanted down. It appeared to me that she was searching for the stairs she had used earlier. I repeated the process of patting the steps and talking to her. She came over after only about fifteen seconds of meandering, and walked down the steps in half the previous time.
Knowing cats, I realise it may be a few days - or a year - before she determines to use the stairs again. But she knows they are there, and will, I am sure, start to use them on her own. It will make getting her to use the smaller set easier, too. Once that’s accomplished, she will learn to differentiate between the two, and know how to use each of them. Even now, however, I hope my princess’s life has just become a little less stressful.
Good girl, Cammie! I hope it's not a year before she does use the steps, both sets, consistently.ReplyDelete
That is wonderful to hear and what a beautiful photo of Cammie.ReplyDelete
I am glad she used them. Hopefully she will keep using them.ReplyDelete
"it may be a few days - or a year..." LOL! So very true, but I'm thinking that Princess Cammie will be using those steps with confidence very soon! Again, I type, how lucky it was that you bumped into those folks!ReplyDelete
we have no doubt she will have them mastered in no timeReplyDelete
Cammie is such a pretty girl! I'm glad you were able to coax her to use the steps. I'm sure she'll come to use them on her own.ReplyDelete
Way to go sweet Cammie!ReplyDelete
Cammie is such a smart girl, I bet she'll be using the steps in no time. Way to go, Cammie!!ReplyDelete
cammie....trust uz when we say ya shuld uze de stepz everee day.... N 984 pawz UP two ewe for figurin em out sew quick lee;ReplyDelete
sum timez catz...N dawgz two....never get used ta em.....GRATE JOB gorgeouz ☺☺♥♥♥♥
Cammie is adapting well and quickly. The steps will make it much easier for her and I think she will soon be making full use of them.ReplyDelete
Ah! Bless! Just gone seven over here, first lemonReplyDelete
tea of the day..could'nt read a lovelier post to
start the day..she'll be up and down those steps
in no time..! :).
Well done Miss Cammie.ReplyDelete
Cammie, what a good and smart girl you are!!ReplyDelete
Indeed, she is.Delete
She is a wonderfully smart lady and will surely start using these regularlyReplyDelete