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Senior rescue kitty needs all the attention while she eats

That is one of the puffiest cat smiles I’ve ever seen.

In most pet-owner relationships, it is the owner that teaches the pet how to behave, but every so often, a fur baby comes along to flip that relationship structure upside-down.

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That was the case for Krista and her Tabby cat Ginny. At thirteen years old, Ginny was set in her ways. And after years of practice, Ginny had trained Krista to pet her while she ate.

“If stop petting her, she stops eating,” said Krista. As with any training, consistency was key. Ginny made sure she was clear about her expectations with her beleaguered owner. “[Ginny] won’t start eating until you start touching her,” Krista continued.

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If things were not already hard enough for Krista and her partner, Ginny’s pickiness went beyond how her parents fed her. The senior kitty was also particular about what she ate.

“Most of the food that we put out, she just sniffs it and walks away,” said Krista. Even with treats, Ginny seemed more interested in smelling the bag than trying out what her parents offered.

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Krista and her partner went through multiple brands, trying dry food, wet food and treats to no avail. “It took us, maybe, 10 tries until we found a brand that she liked,” said Krista.

But for Krista and her partner, all the work to spoil their senior rescue cat was worth it. “She’s so deserving that it feels so good to make her so happy,” said Krista. “She made our house a home.”

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Senior rescue kitty needs all the attention while she eats