Cats love us more than anything, they would do anything within their feline ability to captivate our hearts. But sometimes, everything is going a little too far. As we know, hunting is one of the greatest cat’s skills and they think bringing the prey home to give a cat owner is a good way to show their appreciation. Baloo the gorgeous kitty thought the same and she would like to surprise her owner every morning with her ‘vivid’ gifts. However, alive rodents and birds are not the cat owner’s cup of tea.
This is Baloo, a cat who couldn’t quite understand why her owner Ben was rejecting her thoughtful gifts of live rodents and birds
Each morning is another surprise for Ben, Baloo’s human dad. Sometimes he received a rodent, sometimes he received a half-dead bird, and oftentimes he had to catch mice who were running around his room. Therefore, Baloo’s gifts were ungrateful for her humans, she was somewhat getting hurt. The cat absolutely didn’t know why her lovely and lively gifts were unreciprocated.
“She always looked so confused and sad, which made me feel pretty bad.” – Ben confessed. On the other hand, he was fed up with every day’s surprises that his little loyal kitty gave.
“She always looked so confused and sad, which made me feel pretty bad”
Knowing that the owner would be not happy if she kept bringing the fauna home, Baloo the smart girl decided to switch her plan. Baloo is not only a clever feline but she also has a sense of aesthetic.
“It took a couple of months of me rejecting her gifts for her to start bringing me leaves. They were always big, nice-looking leaves.” – Ben said.
And her love was finally accepted after a while.
“It was such a relief from the live mice every morning that I would show my gratitude by taking the leaf and playing with it while she sat on my chest.”
So Baloo decided to try a different tactic
Ben also admitted that his cat was so intelligent and affectionate. “She knew she was doing something right now.”
From time to time, Baloo the cat had a lazier but more genius to show love for her dad. She was no longer hunting alive and less live stuff like she did but started to snuggle with Ben.
“She will comfort me when I’m feeling down.” – Ben said.
She figured out that “after a while, it started getting a bit annoying having half-dead animals dropped on your chest every morning”
“She’s not a lap cat by any means, but when I’m upset or nervous she will hop up onto me, push me back so I lay down, and then she’ll just sit on my chest purring like mad and nuzzling my face with her nose. She’s a very loving cat.” – He added.
Seems like this gift is way more effective rather than material love, isn’t it?
And Ben might appreciate something nicer, something less…alive
“It took a couple of months of me rejecting her gifts for her to start bringing me leaves”
“They were always big, nice looking leaves”
Sometimes she would bring a twig instead of a leaf, just to mix it up