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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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My Sweet Little Tiger

Arianwen and I were playing a few nights ago, when she was hungry. Well, she got carried away and scratched my eye. Not on the cornea, luckily, but it hurt a little.

I know, the thread title says "Sweet Little Tiger. " I named it that because of what she did afterward. She stopped, and looked a bit scared, then she looked really intently at my eye, and kissed it. She very softly licked my eye with the smooth front part of her tongue. She made it stop hurting.

The following night my eye hurt some, and she "kissed it better" again. It stopped hurting after that. And again, when my back started hurting, she "asked" me in kitty language if it was my eye. The little sweetheart remembered what she did, and felt bad about it. She has been very affectionate since then, too.

I haven't had any trouble with the eye at all. Is it possible she really did "kiss it better"? Does kitties' saliva have healing properties?
I know they instinctively lick their own wounds, and they would not have evolved that behavior if it didn't help them.

I know that kitties can consciously decide if a scratch they give will get infected or not. I have experienced that many times.

Is she willfully helping my eye to heal? I think so.
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Duchess has shown this behavior before. We were playing with Da-Bird, I was laying on the floor. She did a 3&1/2 gainer after Da-Bird and came down and scratched my thigh with her back claw. She stopped playing came over to check out the scratch, meowed softly and came up and put her head against my cheek as to say, "I'm sorry".

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Aww, Duchess is a sweet little lady, Sparky!

My eye is completely healed now, with Arianwen's help. My precious Kitteh is such a sweetheart, nursing the scratch till it was better.
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Aw, bless your little angels. My cats don't give a backward glance if they accidentally scratch me. (Which happens all the time as they use me for a launching pad)

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SO sweet!
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Your little Arianwen is a special little girl. From other things you have said about her she seems like a very unusual and sweet litte kitty. I have been wanting to ask you where you got her name?

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Before she came into my home I posted her picture and asked for name suggestions here, and on a couple of other forums. Of all the suggestions, and there were a lot, Arianwen fit her best.
The amazing thing is that when she first arrived, having never heard her new name before, she responded to Arianwen, like she knew it all along.
Sweet, sweet little one! I don't know where I'd be without her.

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The girl's name Arianwen \a-rian-wen, ari(a)-nwen\ is of Welsh origin, and its meaning is "white, holy silver". Name of one of the daughters of Brychan, a semi-legendary Welsh chieftain (fifth century)
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Arianwen is a beautiful name and the "white holy silver" part seems to fit her so well. The name almost sound like it could be something out of Tolkien.

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