I was so tired this morning. I'd tried to get River to get up and play with me last night but she said she was just too tired to play for the third night in the row. I couldn't get to sleep for some reason until of course this morning when I should have been waking up, just as I was settling down there was a noise outside so I went to investigate.
Oh no, it's those people again from yesterday. I ran to Daddy to give me a cuddle but he said he had to get up to open the door and if I was a bit scared I should go upstairs and he would be up in a few minutes to make sure I was OK.
So that's exactly what I did. The bedroom is my safe place. I don't know why I get so nervous around people, I'm fine around other cats and dogs.
I don't like the fact that I get so nervous, shy and scared around new people and when Daddy came up to see if I was OK he said I should come down when I was ready but there was nothing to worry about.
That's two of them that have said similar things now and I figured I can't spend my whole life running from meeting new people so I gathered myself together and slowly ventured downstairs, watching cautiously as I went around the stair bend.
When I got to the bottom I spotted River in the window and ran straight over to her. My heart was pounding. I'd made it. I was feeling so proud of myself. Yes I was still nervous but Daddy was around and River was blinking at me and letting me know she was there for me.
I feel I've taken a big step today, I'm so pleased I faced my fear, I guess all it takes is courage and practise.
Cats and Dogs - Another Side