Like most blind cats, Lucy enjoys holidays. She likes it when the people have time away from work (so they can spend more time with her!), and she likes the extra food that comes with big celebrations. She may not be able to eat most human foods, but she enjoys a good nibble of meat from the human's plate from time to time.
But there's one holiday Lucy really hates. And I thought I'd use our photo shoot time for the Sunday Selfie from The Cat On My Head to help her prepare.
Yup, Lucy hates Halloween.
For starters, Lucy really doesn't like it when the humans wear costumes. She has an idea in her head about how big we humans are and how much sound we typically make when we walk, bend or run. A costume can make us seem much bigger than we are normally, and most make some kind of nose when we walk. Whenever I am wearing a costume, Lucy hunkers onto the floor like a flat little thing. She seems to know I'm underneath the costume, but she doesn't like me wearing it.
Then, there are the candles. Lucy doesn't like candles at all, as she knows they're typically hot and a little unpredictable. A few of the Halloween decorations I once owned came with candle attachments, so I could do fun flicker effects. Lucy was absolutely terrified of those, so away they all went--with one exception. I have to keep that in rooms where Lucy won't go.
And finally: The dreaded doorbell. Most animals don't like doorbells, but Lucy is petrified of the sound. She has no idea who is coming in or going out, and since the dogs tend to bark when the bell rings, there's a lot of chaos due to a doorbell.
Keeping Lucy safe on Halloween means trying to keep kids away from the front door. I put candy out on the front porch so they can grab and go, and if that doesn't work, I turn off the lights. For added protection, we all nestle in for movie night on Halloween, so Lucy can spend time with us without hearing the commotion outside.
She's worth it, right?
Do your cats hate Halloween, too? Leave me a note and let me know how you handle things.
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