The owner looked at me with a dazed expression.
“How did you do that? I can’t hold on to her for more than a minute before she starts to wiggle.”
Mallow, a young white and calico cat, sat on the floor thoughtfully licking her front paw. She looked about as cute as a cat can look, and that’s pretty cute.
“It’s not hard,” I said. “She’s sweet,” I added.
“I couldn’t do it,” the owner replied.
“Sure you could,” I said, but even as I said it, I realized that perhaps he could not do it.
Occasionally I forget that I have been working with pets for over ten years. I have worked in kennels, veterinary clinics, salons, zoos, shelters and private homes. Practice anything long enough and you become better at it than people who do not practice. I have practiced holding on to furry little creatures for so long that I have become better at it than other people. That’s why professions exist, so that people who practice a task more than other people can offer their services.
This system works out rather well!