Tabby Tuesday: I Can Stand Tall for a Fun View

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tabby tuesday simon - Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Hello everyone, it’s Tabby Tuesday and I thought I’d show you my tall pose!  There is, as it turns out, a whole lot to see out the front window.  Today though, there are birdies dancing up on the gutters and even though I don’t recognize the tune they might want to dance with me.  No, maybe not, but they sure are an entertaining bunch.  I was here watching them for a long, long time.

In other news, I’ve adjusted darn good to not being in the bedroom and being out with everyone full time.  Poor Sister Seal hasn’t adjusted at all so she is now wearing a calming collar to see if that helps.  I’ve been eating with the others and even help to clean up some leftovers.  The menu is different out in the main house so I’ve got to check out everything.  Sister Seal is being hand fed by the Dad.  I’ve sure been trying to encourage Sister Seal to come on out and get with the program.  She does come out nightly for the Red Dot Hunt.

Besides patience and love, do you have any suggestions that might help out a beautiful scaredy cat like Sister Seal?  Nope, she won’t touch calming treats. I’m going to go check on her again so I’ll catch up with you soon.

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34 thoughts on “Tabby Tuesday: I Can Stand Tall for a Fun View

  1. Summer

    I think just time, and a lot of reassurance from the humans, will help Seal. Boodie was once a very shy cat but now when visitors come over, she doesn’t even bother hiding. Of course, she is 16 now, and that took some years! But getting over the really shy part didn’t take anywhere near that long. Binga helped, since the two of them were pals right away.

  2. Mickey's Musings

    What a pawsome shot of that fabulous body Simon.
    We like those markings 🙂
    As for Seal, we are not sure what to suggest.
    Lots of support and time maybe.
    That she likes the red dot is encouraging.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  3. The Dash Kitten Crew

    Time and encouragement. Let her know that she’s not doing anything wrong. The paling collars are great but outs had no quick release so we had it on Harvey very VERY loose.

    Feliiway diffuser, can work. Another thing is something like lavender. We have a diffuser (out of cat paw reach) that uses natural lavender, We also have a Scentsy diffuser that uses blends of oil. They haven called Calm which is good and oddly enough the kids sleepy time one ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ is great for calming nerves.

    Rescue Remedy might help. A few drops in the daily water bowl, does no one harm, and might soothe nerves.

  4. Fur Everywhere

    We are so glad you are adjusting well, Simon. You are very sweet to be concerned about Seal. Lita is pretty skittish (jumps at noises, jumps if you pet her while she’s asleep, etc.). The Sentry calming collars helped her some. We can’t use them anymore due to her asthma, but they made her smell nice, and she seemed calmer with them. There’s also Feliway spray. You could try to spray that on places Seal likes to hang out.

    Does Seal like treats? You could give her treats whenever she comes out to join the party. Anything positive you can give/do for her when she comes out will help encourage her to come out more. I’m sure you have lots of vertical space in your house. Maybe Seal would like to check some of that out so she can watch everyone from up high?

    Lots of purrs and hugs to you all! <3

  5. Marg

    Poor Seal, hopefully she will get used to things out there in the house. She is probably just feeling very insecure and will find a spot just for herself. I have found that cats do adjust very well, but it just takes time sometimes. Sending you purrs Seal. You all have a great day.

  6. Angel Sammy and Teddy

    Simon you look GREAT standing tall – it’s a nice yoga pose too (!!). I think some of us kitties are just more SHY than other kitties – Angel Sammy was shy until his last couple of years. He let other humans pet him and didn’t hide when the doorbell rang…..but most of his life he was fearful of those he didn’t know. He DID always hang out with Mom and Dad though so not as shy as Seal is. Purrrrhaps TIME will help………glad she plays red dot!

    Hugs, Teddy

  7. mommakatandherbearcat

    You are such a handsome, long, floofy boy, Simon! Bear’s length tends to get him in trouble because he can’t resist the urge to get into things he shouldn’t – and being long means he can reach a lot. Poor Seal. I wish I had some advice. The only thing I can think of is to try to get Seal and the others to get so involved in playing or treats that they don’t notice each others’ presence – and only associate good things with each other. Sounds like you’re already doing that though – between red dot time and everyone eating together. Was there something she laid on in the bedroom?!?! Something you could bring out for her that smells familiar – like her safety? Back when we adopted Ellie – after a few nights she got restless closed in the second bedroom by herself. I noticed that if I left a t-shirt that I’d been wearing in there, she was a lot less upset by the whole thing.

  8. Mollie Hunt

    I’m all for patience and love. That SS comes out for the red dot is promising. I think sometimes in our desire to see our kitties happy, we try too hard and only disorient them more by doing many new things they may not understand.
    Simon, you ate very tall!
    Love and best.

  9. Madi and Mom

    Simon….OMCs that is a fine area to practice your Neighborhood watch stance.
    Purrs for Sister Seal we have never tried to introduce other kitties to one another so we are not help
    Hugs madi and mom

  10. The Poupounette Gang

    That looks like fun, Simon! We’re sorry that Seal is having such a hard time adjusting to the change in routine. Aside from putting pace some very special alone time with her during the day, we don’t really have any new and different suggestions.

    Purrs,
    The Chans

  11. The Swiss Cats

    Beautiful pose, Simon, you’re gorgeous ! As it’s said above, time, patience, and love will help Sister Seal. We’re glad you’re here to help her with your dad. Purrs

  12. The OP Pack

    Look at that handsome physique!!! We try to dance with the birds all the time, but Mom says our style of dance is more like a chase and catch dance:(

    No ideas for Sister Seal, except maybe lots more red dot time.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. Pat Hatt

    You sure look to be taking it all in. We’ve only had one scardey cat and 13 years later she is still in the basement lol we’re no help.

  14. William's Kith & Kin

    Simon, we bet you’re tall enough to get on rides at the nearest amusement park! We’re sorry to hear about Seal–and unfortunately we have no answers. Maybe if your dad or mom held her while doing a slow tour of the house?

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  16. McGuffy's Reader

    Sister Seal. It is difficult. Give the collar time, and change it on time, too. They lose their calming pheromones. You may want to discuss oral medication with your vet, too. We have had a couple of ferals who never lost that fear. You do what you have to do, for them. HUGS.

  17. Mary McNeil

    Good that Sister Seal is coming out for Red Dot Time – that is something to build on . Purrayers.

  18. Nylabluesmum

    Mee-you Brofur simon yur long like mee!! Yur furss are beeuteefull. LadyMum sayss yur a ‘reel looker’!!
    As fur Sisfur SEAL mee usess Bach’ss Rescue Remedy….LadyMum rubss it inn mee earss an it calmss mee down ALOT! And wee have Feliway Diffuser all so.
    Not sure what else to suggest…..mee iss sendin sum POTP to SEAL so shee feelss better!!!
    **paw patsss** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

  19. Deziz World

    Hey Simon, you sure are lookin’ handsum. We’re so sorry to hear ;bout sisfur Seal./ Those calmin’ treats are just pawful. Mommy tried givin’ ’em to both Dezi and me. I’s was stupid enuff to actually put one in mine’s mouth. Yuck, sphht, I’s couldn’t spit that thing out quick enuff. I’s drank furever. I’s think I’s can still taste dat nasty thing. We’ll be sendin’ lots of purrayers fur sisfur Seal. Mommy says da bestest thing ya’ can do, is help her build her confidence. Lots of inneractive play while da other kitties are chillin’, and forcin’ her to take treats next to a kitty other than you. Mommy says they have to be the to die fur treats or she’ll refuse to come out. Mommy also says, to out a cave fur her in da common area and block off da unners of da couch and chairs. With a cave, she can easily see all da happenin’s, ya’ll can see her and others can see her befur walkin’ past and surpurrisin’ both of ’em. big hugs

    Luvs ya’

    Raena and Dezi

  20. Raven

    You have a long stretch!
    I’ve seen some info that those Feliway diffusers don’t really help, and since they’re fairly pricey you might wan t to skip that. Maybe playing more with Seal will help. Whenever we watch that Jackson Galaxy show, he always uses play and treat to help kitties feel more confident and that they own their space.

  21. meowmeowmans

    Looking good, Simon! That sure is a nice photo of you, all stretched out like that. We think your dad and mom are doing the right things to help poor Sister Seal to gain confidence. We bet she’ll gain it in time. We will keep our paws crossed that it happens soon!

  22. Emma

    You are a confident curious fellow. We had a cat similar to Seal. Sadly she never fully adjusted to life with us and spent a lot of her life in hiding in our house. She had been abused as a small kitty and we think that is why she lived in fear. It is sad, but there is only so much one can do.

  23. Kitties Blue

    Feliway or Jackson Galaxy’s dress relieving spray .Takes the calming collar a few days to work. Hope Seal can settle in with everyone else. Simon you are a cutie patootie! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  24. Cathy Keisha

    Whoa! You’ve gotten big. No tips for shy cats. Maybe she’ll get along with Precious? Prolly not. Being part of a colony she should be used to other cats.

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