Recently at the park, we don't even have to say, "Here, Kitty Kitty," and the kitty comes! It started last weekend when I had the kids at the park, and a cat came over to visit. Wow, what a nice cat! It was very friendly, and enjoyed the kids. Surprisingly, it didn't bite, scratch, or hiss, even after everything our kids put it through.
Adlyn enjoyed picking it up near its front legs, and its back feet would drag on the ground. She would carry it up the steps on the playground equipment, and set it down on the wiggle bridge. Then, she would jump up and down to make it bouncy for the cat. It lasted about 2 seconds and the cat hopped down. Next, she would get the cat and carry it to the highest part of the playground, by the steep slide. After several attempts of trying to push it down the slide, she basically resorted to tossing it lightly on the slide where it would 'slide' down the rest of the way. The kids thought it was hilarious to see a cat go down the slide! Poor cat... But, for some reason, it didn't seem to mind. Adlyn would get it again and take it to another slide and do the same thing. Brooks also picked it up, but it was Adlyn who was determined to have this cat play with her. Brooks liked to look at the cat really close, and kept telling it, "Me." I think he was introducing himself. Sometimes it would lay down under the slides, and Brooks would tell it, "Out! Come!" It usually stayed put. There were a few small pieces of cat food at the playground, and they enjoyed feeding it to the cat. Brooks also tried to hand it small pieces of tennis court surfacing, and proceeded to tell it, "Eat!" The whole time I was just laughing to myself. How could this cat be so calm? Why in the world is it putting up with two kids?
The next day we went to the park, and the cat came to visit. Its interactions this day were quite the same.
A few days later we went to the park with Zach and Grandma, and the cat came to visit. On this day, it seemed a little timid. It might of been because of all the adults that were there.
Maybe we'll see the cat again this weekend. If we do, you'll know that I'm laughing!