I haven’t been out in the front yard in a long time, so my human took me out yesterday.
She says that I need to get out more to places other than cat shows, hotel rooms and the occasional pet store, especially if I want to be a therapy cat. The thing with us kitties is that if you stop introducing us to new things, we start getting really nervous every time we are taken out of our comfort zone and our world starts shrinking. So the best thing is to take us out of our comfort zone in small doses.
Oh yeah, and give us lots of treats when you do that. Can you see the big bag of Greenies sitting on the concrete seat in the background?
Since I am not outside as much as I should be, the cars driving up the street made me a little uncomfortable. But my human made me stay out while they drove past, and held onto me so I felt safer. She says that since I have no cat shows over the holidays, she will be taking me out to a lot of different places. She calls it “desensitization,” and says that eventually I will be okay even in a busy train station.
Don’t worry, I didn’t let my human call all the shots. I let her know when I was done.
Now, where are those treats!
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