Before I get into the good news I have regarding a possible breakthrough with Sam and Margot yesterday evening, I wanted to give a heads up about Kristy’s missing cat, Posey, just in case anyone who reads this blog also happens to live near me on the Southside of Huntington. We’re all very worried about Posey because she is not an outdoor cat, and she is also an excellent hider, so she is probably very frightened and hiding out somewhere. We have been putting the word out through Facebook and other social media sites, and Kristy posted this ad on Craigslist this morning, but so far we haven’t had any luck finding her.
|Kristy and Posey|
I really hate this for Kristy because her cats are her babies, which is something I understand completely. Not only that, but Kristy is a HUGE animal lover and even recently spent several days taking care of a stray cat that just showed up on her doorstep one day. She did everything she could to find the cat’s owner, and even offered to pay to have the cat spayed if the owner couldn’t be found and someone else wanted to adopt her (with three cats and a turtle already living in their apartment, Kristy simply wasn’t able to take her in). Thankfully, she was successful in finding the cat’s owner and was thrilled the day she reunited Sage (the lost kitty) with her mommy. So, believe me, if anyone deserves to have their lost cat found, it’s Kristy. Again, if you live on the Southside and think you may have seen Posey, please reply to Kristy’s ad on Craigslist immediately.
Okay, so as I mentioned earlier, Margot and Sam may have had a little breakthrough last night. After I got home from work, Margot was being her usual, playful self and pestering Sam, so I tried to distract her by starting up a game of ball. Margot was so full of energy that she insisted I chase her around the house in order to retrieve the ball from her. As we were playing, Sam started barking, but it wasn’t her usual “annoyed-with-Margot” type of bark. I actually recognized it as the same type of bark that Sam used to give whenever Lexie and I would play a game of chase with one of Lexie’s stuffed animals. Sometimes, Sam would get so excited watching me chase Lexie around that she’d start barking, and eventually she’d even jump in, grab the stuffed animal, and start playing tug with Lou.
Needless to say, I was really surprised when I realized that Sam was barking out of excitement rather than annoyance, but I immediately encouraged her to join in. Then, to my further amazement, Sam actually started playing with Margot! I grabbed my phone, of course, because no one else was home, and I wanted to have proof of this incredible moment.
Sam and Margot’s playtime only lasted a few minutes before Justin got home from work, and they ended their game in order to greet him. After that, Sam was no longer interested in playing with Margot, but just the fact that she played with her for a few minutes was enough to put me (and Margot, I’m sure) on Cloud 9! Margot continued to pester Sam off and on for the rest of the evening, but each time she did I would wait a few minutes to gauge Sam’s reaction, and when I could tell that Sam had had enough, I’d distract Margot with a new game. Overall, though, I would say that it was a much improved evening compared to the night before, especially considering the fact that Sam actually played with Margot, if only for a moment. (I’m still in shock.)