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 TESTIMONIALS > Taming A Wild Cat With A Wand!
Testimonial By: Naomi        Publish Date: 2004-04-01

From Naomi who has done a Horse Training:

Dear Eugenie
I have a little story to tell that you might be interested in.  We have had a wild cat (I think it was once domesticated and abandoned in the wild out here) terrorise my two cats to the point where they could hardly go out into their own garden!  This is a very big cat and we were getting desperate after paying out thousands of dollars to the Vet to stitch up my Siamese after encounters with this fellow.
We were awakened one morning by a huge ruckus coming from the passage leading to the kitchen.  Bob and I both leapt out of bed as though we had been shot, to find this big cat cornered by our elderly German Shepherd who seemed to be meaning business.  The cat was hissing and growling and scratching at his face.  We managed to get him off, and the cat rushed into our bedroom.  "Aha", we thought, now is our chance to catch him and take him to the SPCA.  But he had other plans, and we could not get near him.  He climbed up the curtains and pulled the whole rail down, then hid behind some other curtains and huddled in the corner of the window, spitting and growling menacingly.  I told Bob that I was going to fetch the wand, and he left the room.  I slowly brought the wand towards the cat and he snatched at it and tried to bite it. I then managed to touch him gently on the back, and began to stroke him from the shoulders down the length of his body. 

His growling became less and less, and eventually he was looking balefully at me with his big green eyes.  At last the baleful look softened and he became perfectly still as I continued to stroke him.  Unfortunately, at that moment, Mary, my domestic maid, who was cleaning windows, and had reached the bedroom window, came in and before I could stop her had opened the window where the cat was lying.  He took one look at this heaven sent escape route, gave me a quick look and flew out to freedom.  I was very impressed at the way he calmed down while I was stroking him with the wand, and I am sure that I might have been able to get close enough eventually to administer some TTouches on his body, and put him in the basket to take to the SPCA.  Nevertheless I found the experience very enlightening, and that wand is truly MAGICAL!

Thanks for all your help.  You are truly appreciated!
With love, Naomi

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