We brought a baby home three months ago, and after a curious sniff of the assorted baby gear and the boxes it came in, my cat has virtually ignored the baby. She won’t even look at the baby. Even when I pick her up and hold her head in the direction of the baby, she suddenly finds something really interesting right over to the left there.
Which got me thinking, why won’t my cat look at the baby? What does my cat think about this baby that she won’t even look at it? Is there something wrong with the baby? Is there something wrong with the cat? The baby has no issues with looking at the cat, and he even smiled at her once he learned how to smile.
But why won’t my cat look at the baby?
(Sometimes my cat watches TV with me.)
(She had a bad experience with a bunny.)
(We’re on day 93; she can taste the victory.)
(Well, that’s sort of what happened with us.)
(More TV — though the baby does have a biggish head.)
(She could be right; he’s our second child.)
(She also thinks the house will blow up if she lets us sleep past 6 a.m.)
(And I can’t believe what’s going on in that litter box.)
(She did this when we tried to switch to a healthier dry food, and, well, it works. Not a bad strategy, all things considered.)