Ben and his tortoiseshell cat, Baloo, have an extraordinary connection. Each day, he is greeted by her purrs and a new “gift” she has caught for him. At first, Baloo was puzzled by the displeased expression on her human’s face when she presented the gift on his chest or face. However, one day she decided to surprise him with something completely new.
When Ben first met Baloo, she was a tiny kitten who had managed to sneak her way into his life. The little tortoiseshell cat quickly won over Ben’s heart and has remained his most faithful companion ever since. Describing Baloo as a loving cat, Ben shared with Love Meow that she has a special way of comforting him when he’s feeling down. She’ll snuggle up to him, purring loudly and nuzzling his face with her nose. Baloo takes a keen interest in Ben’s comings and goings too, watching him leave for work each day and greeting him eagerly at the door when he returns home.
Baloo, the furry feline, has a habit of catching tiny creatures and bringing them back home. Each morning, she jumps onto her owner’s chest with her latest “gift.” These gifts usually consist of small dormice, but sometimes Baloo surprises her owner with live birds. While it may be cute, it can also be quite the morning wake-up call as her owner is forced to chase around the critters in their room.
Ben shared with Love Meow that he was unsure if the cat intended to offer him breakfast or just a gift when she dropped a small rodent on his face. He described how it jolted him awake in the morning, prompting him to quickly jump out of bed to catch the little creature.
Whenever he managed to capture it, he would release it back into the wild. “She often appeared bewildered and unhappy, which left me feeling somewhat guilty. After all, she was contributing to the household income. Perhaps, noticing my not-so-healthy eating habits, she thought I could benefit from a nutritious breakfast. It’s hard to say.”
Over the span of two months, Baloo has presented her human with more than 24 small rodents and a couple of miniature birds. However, all these creatures were eventually set free, which made Baloo realize that her human might prefer a different kind of present.
One day, Ben was surprised to find a huge leaf on his chest instead of his cat. The next morning, the same thing happened again and continued in a pattern. His furry friend would bring him a new leaf every morning, either a small branch or a giant, beautiful leaf. This was a welcome change from the usual live mice that she would bring him. As a way of expressing his gratitude, Ben would take the leaf and play with it while his cat sat contentedly on his chest.
There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sight of your beloved kitty proudly presenting a giant leaf in her mouth. The sheer cuteness of the moment would always bring a smile to my face and fill me with gratitude towards my little furry friend. As I stroked her and basked in her sweet morning purrs, I couldn’t help but feel that she had done an excellent job in bringing joy to my day.
After much observation and trial and error, Baloo the animal finally discovered what his owner favored and continued to bring more of it to him.
It makes me so happy to imagine her daily quest for the perfect present for her owner. I can’t help but wonder what standards she had in mind when choosing the ideal gift. I bet she went through many options before finding the right one. Maybe she picked up a leaf and thought, “This is it! He will adore it!” But then, upon further inspection, decided that it was too similar to a previous gift. I find the whole scenario incredibly adorable. Why not share this sweet story with your loved ones?