The secret recipe for success of Chicken Soup For The Soul is simple. Did that alliteration wake up your tongue on this lazy Sunday? Seriously, the Chicken Soup franchise works because everyone knows it’s feel good stories served up in small nuggets, namely 101.
We’re giving away a copy of My Cat’s Life: 101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Feline Family Members in a random draw next Sunday. To enter to win simply leave a comment anytime at this post until 11:59 PM July20, 2012. Good luck!
This book clearly demonstrates the human-cat bond from young kittens to old cats on their way to the Rainbow bridge and beyond. There’s something for everyone and one of the best in the Chicken Soup For The Soul cat series.
The human-cat bond is clearly demonstrated by the recently naughty Odin and his cat daddy.
Hubby was calling Odin to come inside and he always responds, but this time Odin thought he’d play a game. Combine a warm summer evening, two pet parents and a favorite neighbor’s garden and it’s game on! I’ve learned not to play his game. If we’re both calling and trailing him, he gets hyper-excited, dashes over hedges and darts under our feet, luring us closer and closer in a game of cat and mouse and guess who the mouse is? I usually indulge him for a while but this time, I backed off and after two minutes, Odin got the message and jumped up to scent-bond with his dad. “Here I am, what’s for dinner?”
Note: the flank rubbing and head butting or bunting leaves traces of pheromones, in this case, on hubby. We can’t smell the pheromones secreted from a cat’s scent glands. Our way of leaving our scent on them is by petting a cat. What appears as affectionate behavior is simply cat communication 101.
After Odin responds to our calls to come, he always rubs up against us to re-establish our bond when he’s been out of his territory. The rubbing or scent-bonding identifies us as part of his family. We pet him in return and all is well.
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