Friday, July 17, 2009

my cats

Here are my (our) cats. Aren't they nice? Sorry for the back lighting.

Cat #1 is Puck. He is the oldest, and the fattest, although this picture does not do justice to his girth. He is about 4 years old. When he was a kitten, and really for the first couple years of his life, he was a complete headcase. He was very, very needy and affectionate, but also very aggressive and would bite an scratch sometimes. And he did not get along well with other people who took my attention away from him. Now he is much, much more subdued. He is sweet, quiet, and docile. He loves people. The reason for the change in his personality is cat #2:

Sofie. I think Sofie is just the prettiest thing. She is somewhere between a tabby and a tortoiseshell because her face and legs have stripes but her body doesn't. It is hard to see her colors in this picture, but she is red and brown. She is very long and sleek, and she is usually very quiet and kind of does her own thing. But when she decides that she wants attention she gets very noisy and restless. She doesn't do a very good job of sitting still while she is being petted, unless you are rubbing her belly. She invites people to rub her belly by doing what Will and I call a "Sofie roll," where she makes herself extremely long and flops around on her back until you pet her.

Cian is the newest cat and obviously the most photogenic. He is 9 weeks old and a grey tabby with a spotted belly. This girl Will knows found him behind her house and sent out a mass email to find someone to adopt him, so we did. He is the sweetest thing in the world and also extremely energetic. He is too cute to even tolerate. The other cats are gradually warming up to him. They hissed at him at first but now they let him sit next to them and eat with them and watch them poop. He tries to play with them, but they are not at that point yet-- although he and Sofie have played with the same toy together a few times.

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