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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Always Testing Boundaries


Sometimes it’s hard to be the only adult cat in the house. I respect The Kid Sage’s boundaries, if she has any, and all I ask is that she respect mine in turn. Now, I ask you all…is that TOO MUCH to expect from her?

What shall I do about TKS?

What shall I do about TKS?

And yet, she just continues to test, and test my boundaries; which I have been communicating to her since she arrived over a year ago…sigh…no rest for the Princess of the house I guess.

Once again, she has invaded my boundaries on my  our master bed. I snuggle close to Mom L, making sure she knows I am there to take care of her. The Kid Sage spends her morning in an endless search of something that will capture her attention for more than 12 nano seconds.


I just know she is behind me

I just know she is behind me

Then I let down my guard, I relax into a warm Zen like state…and she starts her testing efforts on my boundaries again.

Ohhh...Savvy's tail is so close...I wonder...???

Ohhh…Savvy’s tail is so close…I wonder…???

She simply cannot contain herself.

It's so soft and warm...tap, tap...

It’s so soft and warm…tap, tap…

And there you have the entirety of my problem with boundary training with The Kid Sage. Any suggestions??

Paw Pats, Savannah 


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33 thoughts on “Always Testing Boundaries

    (Mee used to have to do that to mee Brofur Tye all thee time…)
    Good luck Aunty Savannah…yur doin pawsum not whappin Sage 😉
    Luv Siddhartha xxxx

  2. kittiesblue on said:

    NEVER turn your back! XOCK, Kitties Blue

  3. Miss Savvy, that is what us young cats do, challenge the elders! Get used to it.

  4. You shouldn’t shut sage out, its really adorable!

  5. We suspect that this is gonna be a lifelong … um …Battle.

  6. Sorry to say, but we think it’s hopeless. MOL

  7. Penelope on said:

    Yous knows, mes is always hissing and merroowwing at Ninja (and Jo Jo in Midway). Mes does not like being poked and whapped!!!
    Mes sympathizes with yous Savvey!

  8. Patience, patience, and more patience.

  9. Oh I just love it 🙂 I just hope you will let your guard down with her some day Savvy! Hope you all have a good week-end!

  10. It’s hard when everyone doesn’t have the same idea of personal space, isn’t it, Savvy?

  11. Savvy, even Katie has adapted to having Waff around. I’ve seen photos of them practically touching. You need to take a chill pill.

  12. She just wants to be your friend Savvy.

  13. No suggestions here except to just get used to it, Savvy. Ernie’s been here 9 years and he still tests my boundaries. ~Wally

  14. The Swiss Cats on said:

    We think Sage just let you know that you could be friend… soon ? Purrs

  15. S & S…. 3 months frum now ewe will bee in de same stoller headin out ta pets smart two gether !! 😉

    heerz two a warm, walleye, whitefish week oh end !! ♥♥♥

  16. manxmnews2014 on said:

    Savvy she’s trying to make friends and be close to you. Maybe one day?

  17. pilch92 on said:

    I think she loves you, you should let her get close once in a while. And sometimes let out a big hisss just to remind her that you are in charge.

  18. BOL Sage, you are one brave kitty!!!
    But what I am curious to know is what happened after that photo? Was there a “Savvy tried to commit murder” scene, or did you tolerate it? 😉 hehehe
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  19. Oh Savvy I think Sage just wants very much to be your buddy, your pal, your partner in crime and yes – dare I say it – your snuggle partner! I think she’d like to play with you, have fun with you and maybe even curl up for a warm nap with you…………..a younger sister she will always be……..and maybe you will one day trust her enough to let her into your boundary zone!!

    Love and Hugs, Sammy

  20. I’ve read at Bev’s blog that to pull on the tail is a sign of love… maybe that counts not only for roo’s?

  21. I don’t think you need any suggestions, S. You’re doing absolutely fine with all of this. After tail-touching, playing together is just a hop, skip, and jump away….

    Love and licks,

  22. Savvy..Sage is simply letting you know she has your back..or tail..i am soon enough you will go with the know you can move away..but you don’t…so I think maybe you are getting more ready than you think for a little TKS loves 🙂 loves Miss Bev xxxx

  23. Yikes Sage, you are pushing the envelope!

  24. Once I get over the excitement of you being so close. Just take it slow my friend, move at your own speed!

  25. I’m no help since I set no boundaries wif da kittens,

  26. Sage just wants a playmate and friend and companion,she loves you but can’t understand why you don’t love her the same way,Just relax Savvy she won’t hurt you,and you might even enjoy a bit of fun with her,xx Speedy

  27. Take a breath Savvy. She is a youngster, you are her role model – she learns from you. Stand tall, lead by gracious example.

  28. Suggestion: Enjoy … 😛

  29. Aw, Sage just wants a friend and a playmate! And she doesn’t understand that you have issues and can’t warm up to her the way she wants you to.

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