Hi there - well.... I had a talk with Laurie yesterday and she said I shouldn't sugar coat my experiences with Gretchen like I did yesterday. She wants me to be honest. .. We're having lots of discussions about her daily. Well, here's the truth about your Baby Tiger:)!!
" Gretchen gave me quite a scare today because she was waiting just on
the other side of the door and did not want to let me in. She was
hissing and growling and doing her best to keep me out! I came in as
slowly as i could and immediately slipped into the office (where I set
down your mail, by the way). Gretchen remained by the door, growling
at me, so I gave her a minute to hopefully calm down. But she didn't want to move, so I grabbed a jacket hanging in the office coat-rack and used it like a bullfighter would use a red cape. I held it down at her level to distract her, so I could get past her without attack. I wanted to get to her treats,
which I knew would pacify her a little. She was not happy when I
walked toward her getting to the kitchen. Like yesterday, she lunged
at me, swiping paws and growling away, but I made it to the kitchen
unscathed and grabbed the treats. As soon as I threw a few her way,
she was ok to let me be - so I could fill her bowl and water and clean
her litter. I actually took the treats home with me this time so when
I enter the apartment tomorrow, it won't be as scary! I will offer her
a treat asap. She is a challenging cat, but I think I can survive! :-) Laurie laughs everyday at my phone reports... " Good ole Gretchen! "