Over the last month, I have had the absolute pleasure of meeting and cat sitting my friend’s cat, Stevie.
Although Stevie was hesitant of me in the first week, by week 2 we were already cuddling and enjoying spending time with one another.
Stevie was honestly such a pleasure to take care of and while I’ll be seeing him one last time today before I hand over the keys, I’m sure I’ll be seeing him very soon.
During my time with Stevie, he made a fairly big impression on me. I don’t know if it was just because I spent a good amount of time with him. Maybe it was because he was lonely from his owner being away. Or it could have just been that we were two peas in a pod.
Every day that I would go over Stevie would become more comfortable with me. He even waited for me downstairs, instead of always hiding somewhere upstairs.
One of Stevie’s favourite things to do is to sit by the window and watch or listen to the birds outside. Since the apartment is on the first floor, there are lots of birds that hang out in the outdoor patio area.
Every time I opened that door for him to listen to the birds, you could see that Stevie had to make a tough decision between cuddling or watching the birds with the door ajar.
He often split his time in half. Spending time with the birds for a few minutes, then coming back to clean himself while sleeping on me.
Stevie was extra sweet at night. He was always following me around the apartment, high energy, ready to play, but once he had a few goes at a feather toy he wanted to snuggle, always leading me right back to the couch.
He loves it when you lie down flat on the couch so he can knead you. I guess that’s his way of scenting you, though he does do a fair share of headbutting, especially if you’re wearing a cap.
I did get some footage of that, but my camera was out of focus for the majority of it. I need to figure out how to shoot videos efficiently on my camera, but I haven’t had/made the time to learn.
I did, however, shoot this adorable video of Stevie cuddling with me. It’s pretty long, but it has a few of his favourite songs from the first week I played cat music for him to calm him down.
I have to say, some of my favourite parts are closer to the end of the video when Stevie gets extremely cozy with me and rolls over.
Hope you enjoy this video of Stevie <3