There are two cats that we inherited when we moved to the farm.
Rosie is very VERY shy. She’s the one that rarely shows her face outside the barn. We only really see her when it is feeding time.
Grace is a little more outgoing but still very evasive when approached. She’s willing to walk around the property more and is not afraid to let us know when she wants us to open the barn door when she’s ready to go back inside.
We think that both cats were rescued by the previous owners when found as strays. That must explain why they both seem so scared around people. The girls and I have had many discussions about what may have happened to Grace and Rosie when they were kittens.
With yesterday being such a nice day, we were out in the barn after school talking with the mules, giving them some treats and making sure that they were behaving themselves. The girls had a chance to give Grace and Rosie their dinner, which brought both around. Still, they wouldn’t really get close to the girls at all.
After feeding the four-legged family members, it was time for me to start preparing dinner for my two-legged flock. We were using the grill, so Grace could smell what I had cooking. That made her interested in being where we were at…
The combination of yummy smells and a handful of cat food equaled a little bit of love exchanged between the girls and Grace.
If you asked them, I bet all three would say that yesterday was a purrr-fect afternoon.