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Thursday, July 19, 2018

I held a kitten!

I am an ailurophobe, deadly afraid of cats regardless of the cat being a Bengal Tiger or a small domestic kitten.

Recently, someone brought a small kitten to work and everybody started petting it and feeding it. Ehem... I meant her.

For some reason I felt like I wanted to touch and pet the kitten. I did that while other people held her last week.

People at work insisted that I should hold her even once to experience what a warm feeling that is. I had doubts about that but today, I held her! I could feel her little heart beating and she was warm and soft and for the first time, she meowed!

I am amazed at my courage. This by no means is a sign that I am not afraid of cats anymore. Their sudden movements still make me jump. But, I have also learnt that, cats do not scratch or bite people for no reason. That was today's lesson.

5 comments:

  1. I am beyond excited you did this! What a huge accomplishment. Kittens are amazing (but I'm a 'cat lady' so perhaps I'm a bit biased). Brilliant! xx

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    1. I remember you had cats back in Canada. I love animals (more than humans these days) but, my phobia and my lifestyle makes it difficult for me to own one.

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  2. Awww. good for you to try something that you are afraid of. I love cats. I miss my old cat. You would think I'd be afraid of dogs, as I was attacked and bitten by a dog when I was 5, but I never was.

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    1. Thanks. I feel like Braveheart! Lol!

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  3. I am not afraid of cats, but I am very allergic. However, holding a kitten is a marvelous feeling as you found out. I am afraid of dogs in general and have allergic reactions, too. But, I do want a dog, a Border Collie. How do you feel about dogs?

    Do you know the genesis of your feelings about cats? I am not suggesting you can get over it, just really curious.

    The one time holding a kitten is frightening or painful is when a kitten has not been "gentled"--held by humans from birth. They hold on with claws out and it really hurts.

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