Read to your pet today and tell us how it went.
I’ve done some research on reading to your pets, how it can help you bond and increase their intelligence. So I’ve taken to having reading sessions with the 4-legged ones. They tend to be short. The cats don’t like being forced to be near each other and ZuZu would rather play with her toys. I started reading Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman but we only made it a few pages so I decided on something a little less intense for them… children’s books. My favorite as a child was Digby and Kate.
Roma was sleeping on one of ZuZu’s dog beds so I decided that would be the perfect spot. I snagged Chubbs on my way over but she wasn’t in the mood to be held and was a bit feisty. I’ll be honest…I lured them in with catnip. But even that only kept them around for a few minutes.
Once Zu decided to join us Roma was out of there. Chubbs hung around for another few moments and then ran away. So it became story time with Zu.
At the last chapter ZuZu suddenly spotted her Chuck-It squirrel sitting a few feet behind her and couldn’t resist the urge to grab it.
ZuZu was still playing with her toy, rolling and snorting with it, which made Roma snarly. She was kicked out of story time. With her bed free at last Zu took her squirrel and settled in for some serious chew time.
Story time is anything but successful but it’s always fun. The cats are getting a little better about sticking around, I just need to catch them when they’re sleepy. And next time I’ll make sure Zu’s toys are out of sight.