Sammy Gets Brave….Sort Of


As you folks know who are following my blog (and I’m sure there are THOUSANDS of you……LOL) we have a neighborhood cat who almost always stops by our house once or twice a day.  She obviously lives somewhere close and she obviously is allowed to roam wherever she wishes, but she knows I live in this house on the hill and she likes to stop and say hi.  Well, I’m not trusting of other cats much – there were some who have come and gone who weren’t very nice to me so I kinda prefer my solitary existence just hanging out with Mom and Dad.  Dad calls the neighborhood “visitor” Stevie….why?  I dunno – he just does.  If I see Stevie in the window by the door looking inside the house I’ll go find Mom and tell her Stevie’s here.  Mom gives her a few of my treats (I’m happy to share!) and Stevie might hang out on the porch for a bit in one of the rockers then off she goes to visit someone else. 

Yesterday I did a very brave thing…..First of all, I have to say that if I’m outside and Stevie comes flying up the yard out of nowhere, I just lie down and be very still – she will sometimes come up and sniff me and I sniff her but we don’t play and as soon as I feel safe enough, I’ll run up to the door and ask to be let inside.  BUT yesterday, I saw Stevie on the porch, told Mom, Mom went outside and guess what – I WENT OUT TOO!  Yep – I actually went out there on purpose knowing Stevie was there – we touched noses, I went to lie down on one of the steps up to the porch and Stevie laid down on one of the rugs by the rocker and we stayed out there – together – for about ten minutes.  Now this may seem like a SMALL thing to you……but for me, it was huge.  Being a very shy guy I don’t seek out cat or people company.  Yesterday I did.  Mommy said she was proud of me. 

I was proud of me too!

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We are Angel Sammy and Teddy......! When I went to the Rainbow Bridge in December 2016, my Mom and Dad adopted Teddy from the same shelter where they got me 17 years ago.......he's a cutie......I'm teaching him ALL I know. It's great that I can continue blogging from the Bridge - we have great wi-fi up here! Teddy and I will tell you all about our adventures together AND we have some fun blog features every week too. It's nice to meet you..........have fun with TWOSPOILEDCATS!

4 responses »

  1. . . . and so am I proud of you, Sam. That took a lot of courage on your part, and it seems Stevie (named after Stevie Nicks, I’d bet), appreciated the one-on-one. Great going!

    Zoe liked to meet and greet EVERYBODY, but you know, she just a tail-wagging, tongue-hanging-out dog and doesn’t really know any better.


  2. Thanks Uncle Jerry! Yeah, I guess I figured it was time to show Stevie that I’m not a total weenie when it comes to being around another cat. Stevie has taken a swipe at me a couple of times but I don’t swipe back so she knows I’m no threat to her – – – now I’ve kind of shown her I don’t think she’s a threat to me either! Wonder how long this bout of bravery will last…….HAHA

    Sammy, One Spoiled (and occasionally brave) Cat


    • Hi Auntie Dana! Nice to hear from you and your way cool terriers! Yeah….I’m proud of myself for heading out the front door and saying hello to Stevie up close and personal. I guess it’s kind of silly I haven’t done that before now since I’ve “known” her for several years now but I’m your typical “scaredy cat” which Mom says is because I’m a feral cat – whatever the heck THAT is! As for hissing – Stevie has made that sound but I’ve never tried….maybe one day I’ll surprise everyone and give it a whirl.

      Sammy, One Spoiled Cat in Warrenton


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