Cats commonly show appreciation to their loving owners by bringing gifts. These gifts are normally the results of a hunting session and they involve rodents, birds and other small creatures in a state of extreme distress.
Needless to say, these gifts are not always welcomed by their ungrateful humans. The owner’s reaction likely causes confusion and hurt to our cats who could not really understand why such treasured gifts are being rejected.
Meet the Adorable Baloo the cat!
All Baloo wants to do is to impress her owner, Ben. “She always looked so confused and sad, which made me feel pretty bad,” Ben said about his beloved pet in an interview with the Dodo.
Baloo is not just any senior kitty, however. She immediately picked up the message that Ben does not really like the gifts she’s bringing him, so he went out to hunt for something nicer, something that is not breathing.
“It took a couple of months of me rejecting her gifts for her to start bringing me leaves. They were always big, nice looking leaves,” Ben said. “It was such a relief from the live mice every morning that I would show my gratitude by taking the leaf and playing with it while she sat on my chest.”
“She knew she was doing something right now.”
Ben certainly appreciated Baloo’s decision to change her ways of gift giving and she also carefully selected only the best leaves for her beloved owner. And to the little creature in the backyard, they definitely love Ben’s new hunting style.
Now, instead of gifting the best leaf she could find outside, Baloo expresses her appreciation through plenty of snuggles. And for her owner, it’s the best!
“She will comfort me when I’m feeling down,” Ben said. “She’s not a lap cat by any means, but when I’m upset or nervous she will hop up onto me, push me back so I lay down and then she’ll just sit on my chest purring like mad and nuzzling my face with her nose. She’s a very loving cat.”
Baloo is one smart cat! And she knows how to make her human happy.
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H/T: The Dodo