Callie has a New Tree to Climb

Callie has missed her beloved olive trees, but this morning she discovered an arbutus tree that is growing in front of David and JoAnne's house. It has a wood carving of an eagle with the word "ocean" carved on it. The bark of the arbutus is gold and reddish brown, and the underbelly has pinks and green with yellow ochre much like our eucalyptus in California. The bark curls up and peels off in shredded pieces and Callie took great delight in climbing and sharpening her claws on it this morning. When she rakes her claws into the bark, it spills away in sheets and smells much like cedar shavings. Callie would like one of these trees growing in her yard in Anza Borrego please!

7 thoughts on “Callie has a New Tree to Climb

  1. Bri Ollre August 9, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Too cute! How did you go about training Callie with the leash? My cat HATES his harness and leash…

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    • sevenfauesisters August 9, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      She was a rescue cat and wanted so much to be a part of everything with me- so it wasn’t that difficult. I left the harness in for short periods of time and rewarded her with treats afterwards. I then followed her around with the leash and eventually we got to the point where we take walks now. Patience is required and the cat has to want to do it. Check out my blog called Dog- it shows her walking on a leash. She loves it now!

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      • Bri Ollre August 9, 2017 / 10:42 pm

        Ah patience… if only I had more of that. I’ll check out your other blog, anything could help at this point. Thanks 🙂

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      • sevenfauesisters August 9, 2017 / 10:43 pm

        Let him walk around in the house for 30 minutes at a time and extend it slowly. Treats help!

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      • Bri Ollre August 9, 2017 / 10:44 pm

        Will do! He likes the leash so at least that helps, but I definitely need to get more treats for him to make this work.

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