Is this a kitten or a kill?
by Karen Sands
(Ayrshire , Scotland)
I have 2 siamese cats but this question is about my firepoint. She is blind and has been since birth. She can see some dark shaddows but nothing else. We don't move furniture about so that she knows where everything is and she does really well. She responds very well to our voice commands and comes like a dog when my husband whistles or shouts her.
She "adopted" a soft slipper some years ago and carries it about in her mouth a lot. Sometimes she makes this awful crying noise when she has it in her mouth, somethimes we find it in the dogs water bowl or sometimes it is found in her food bowl. At night precluding her sleep time she throws this slipper into the air and play fights with it
My question is does she think this is a kitten that she is carrying about or does she think it is a kill (i.e. a dead bird or mouse) or does she just think it is a toy? The noise she makes when she is carrying it about would reduce you to tears it is so woeful!!!!!
Thanks for any advice