Cats show their love and affection in many ways; often it is through gifting their hoomans with rodents, birds and other small creatures in a state of extreme distress. However, these precious gifts are rarely welcome by their ungrateful hoomans. Our feline fellows often become confused, unable to figure out why their gifts are rejected.
This was the case with Baloo, a young cat with an owner named Ben. “She always looked so confused and sad, which made me feel pretty bad,” Ben said about Baloo in an interview. Baloo was not just another confused cat however, she gradually figured out what gifts would please her hooman. “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. “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.”
“She knew she was doing something right now.”
Proving that she is really smart and intelligent, she carefully picked only the best leaves as gifts. The lucky owner is much happier with green gifts. These days, however, she has found lazier ways to show love for Ben. She will comfort me when I’m feeling down,” Ben told the Dodo. “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.”
Scroll down to see Baloo in action; we promise you, she is just soo cute.
(h/t: The Dodo)
#1. This is Baloo, the cat who finally figured out the best gift for her human.
#2. “She always looked so confused and sad, which made me feel pretty bad”.
#3. So decided to try a new method.
#4. She figured out that “after a while, it started getting a bit annoying having half dead animals dropped on your chest every morning”.
#5. And Ben might like something less alive.
#6. “It took a couple of months of me rejecting her gifts for her to start bringing me leaves”.
#7. “They were always big, nice looking leaves”.
#8. Sometimes, she would bring a twig.
#9. But now, she has found an easier way.
#10. “When I’m upset or nervous she will hop up onto me, push me back so I lay down…”
#11. “…and then she’ll just sit on my chest purring like mad and nuzzling my face with her nose”.