Sounds like a sappy children’s book doesn’t it? We (Jim) just discovered that Bonnie doesn’t purr. We don’t know if her motor is broken, or if she just hasn’t found anything to purr about.
We’ve tried scratching, petting, hugging, sweet-talking and treat-giving, but she just won’t do it. I’m sure there is something or some ONE out there who can make it happen, but we don’t seem to have the magic touch. Everybody has a special talent to relate to God’s creatures in a comforting way. It’s like that horse-whisperer guy, or my Aunt Jackie who was the first person EVER to rock Hannah to sleep. (She was 4 months old!)
I challenge anyone reading this to give it a shot. I’d like to hear her purr just once before she leaves to go back to the shelter. Knock on my door anytime and bring your best game. This kid is a tough nut to crack, but I know someone has the gift.
Ahhh, yes, Jackie has a way with babies. Her birthday is coming up….I wonder what the number is.
Peggy would know. I remember that day clearly. She was in Jackie’s arms about 10 seconds and she went completely out! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Sounds like Bonnie is serverly stressed. Purring is a sign of contintment, of being comfortable, of being relaxed. I believe the reason she doesn’t purr is likely due to either a) she heard you and Jim talking about her going BACK to the shelter (apparently NOT a plesant environment, at least in HER book), or b) she was reading over your shoulder when you WROTE THAT SHE WAS GOING BACK TO THE SHELTER!!!
The problem isn’t that Bonnie can’t purr – the problem is that she’s TOO STRESSED TO DO SO!
Another way of saying this is – her future is questionable, and NOT purrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect!
I shall take your words to heart and be more careful about speaking of the S-H-E-L-T-E-R in her presence! I’ll shall keep you posted on her progress.