This is me when I was little in a fish tub Pop brought home from the restaurant he cooked at. I loved this tub - mostly cuz it still smelled a little like fishies!
Back to this birthday business! Yesterday I asked for questions from you all and got some interesting ones. Oui Oui asked if I had a special friend. Nope - just Mom. I guess I would have preferred to be the only cat. I never liked any of the others that came after me.
Going along with this question CCL Wendy asked how I reacted to all the other cats in the house? Well, I was not very happy. I would growl at them, grumble and swat. If I was playing with a toy and another cat came by I would just get up and leave making growly grumbly noises as I left. I wanted to play be myself, nap by myself, eat by myself nd have Mom all to myself. The other cats got the message with all my noise and left me alone. Mom called me Queen of Mean but I was never mean to her or Pop! Nobody messed with Chica in our house!
Both Prancer Pie and Animal Shelter Volunteer Life asked if I was more vocal now that I am older. Strangely enough I am less vocal. I guess I have mellowed out with age. In the past 4 years I have become very laid back. I don't like a lot of commotion so I prefer to watch from the sidelines but I don't grumble or growl at anyone much - only if the other cat bumps into me or pesters me too much. I actually will groom the young ones - unheard of before. Mostly cuz they were all afraid of me. The newest ones didn't know me in my grumpy prime so they don't run when I come near.
I would not venture to say that Yoko who is 19 is my friend but I do tolerate her lots more than I used to. We will often share the same chair or both get on the bed with Mom. Years ago I would have chased her away.We are both very old now and get spoiled by our beans - as it should be!
I am very thankful to have had such a long loving life with Mom and Pop. Who would have guessed I would live to age 21? Being fiesty certainly helps. And I am very thankful to have all of you as friends. I love that we know kitties from alll over the world now! The internets is such a cool thing!
|Me at our newest NC house in 2009.|
Today's toy and snack will be live - real mousies to chase after and to eat. We have plenty for all so don't lag behind. Have fun! Be sure to come back for more stories on Friday!