I always think about Juno as the cowardly lion of the Wizard of Oz, because let’s face it: she is a cutie but definitely not the bravest cat in the world.
I think we already noticed the first time we met her. Juno was 1 month old back then (she was a small ball of fur) when we went to play with all her little brothers & sisters. Can you guess who was the only kitty who did not play with us? Juno was terrified of the “monsters” (crazy cat couple translation for cats) who were eager to pet and love her.
I was a little worried but Damaris told me that she might get braver with age. Two months later, during her first day at home we showed her all her brand new things like the sandbox, and I vaguely remember it, but I have this memory of her reaction when she saw her food bowl for the first time. Yes, she was even scared of her own bowl!
Nowadays she is a little braver, but every time a stranger comes into our home she runs like hell to hide under the sofa. Although that’s always her first reaction, she always ends wining her fears and getting out when she realizes our family and friends are not that scary (or at least some of them are not that scary – not picturing anybody here, not at all).
Do your pets have their own safety blanket? Follow Juno and find hers, the safest place in our home!
If you want to meet Juno she probably will be here.
She is a smarty-pants girl, it only fits a human arm under the sofa and she can move when you are lying on the floor with your arm completely trapped under it. Then she usually looks at you with her “you are owned” face.
Damaris evil kitty flats approaching to her safety blanket can start the panic at any time.
She realizes that her beloved female slave is the guilty one who left the kitty flats on the floor.
Juno showing her I’m-not-afraid-you-did-think-so-ha dance routine.
After spending all that energy, Juno returns to her usual mood, looking for a good place to sleep and being adored.
Ok, she will never be the bravest cat on the world but she always will be the sweetest cat for us ;)