My cats, being rescue cats, are very sensitive about anyone trying to put them anywhere they don’t already want to be. They also have NO interest in catnip. They view this new grey contraption with great suspicion. I’ve placed their favorite toys nearby, including their scratching post. That has not worked yet.
I started to brush Spiral with one of the combs so she would have her scent on it. She loves it when I do that, but as for letting me put it down so she can rub herself on it, nothing doing. She has bitten it a couple of times, but not a single rub. I find myself wishing I were a cat, at least for a few minutes, so I could show them what to do. They will enjoy it so much!
In reflection, I realize this must be how God felt about the human race. He sent so many messages and prophets to try to explain how much he loved us, but we just didn’t get it. So, finally, he sent Jesus, a human like us, to show us what a great gift we were being offered. Many see the blessing and receive it with joy, but many others run away from the blessing as if it were a curse.
I wonder if my cats will ever understand? I wonder that I so often forget the great love that Jesus has offered me.