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Kitty Update

Now that it's starting to get warmer, and our windowsills aren't a reliably-cold spot, the not-a-kitten-any-more comes running any time someone heads toward the kitchen, hoping we'll open the refrigerator, so she can hop  up and lay blissfully on the cold shelf that the door fills when the 'fridge is closed.  She's even happier if she can con one of us into rubbing her belly while she's there.

We call her our cave cat, because she loves her caves, whether they're made of covers, paper bags, curtains, boxes, or long skirts.  But we almost could call her our seal--the bathtub is for water.  Water in the bottom for a drink.  A stream of water to play with or drink from (ooh--warm water!  How wonderful!)  She's not at all perturbed if you splash her (or even get out of the tub streaming wet and rub her down with your foot).  If you drip water on her, it beads and either runs off or sits there so she can have a drink.  Get her really wet?  A shake and a few licks later, she feels cool and almost dry to the touch.

But the best thing, now that she's grownup-sized (even if she still plays like a kitten) is that the three boy-cats in the house fight less, and (except for the youngest one, who periodically tries to convince her he's still the alpha cat) seem much happier.  She accomplished this by doing strange and confusing things, like grooming them and plopping herself on their legs when they're resting in prime spots, gently head-butting them until they groom her (or until they cede the comfy spot to her).  Even the male who used to be top cat isn't less happy--he likes having her around.  He just doesn't want her to think she's boss. 

He's clearly out of luck.



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 19th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
LOL, cool cat.
Apr. 19th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Literally, after she's been laying in the 'fridge!
Apr. 19th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Your cat is facinating - I've never heard of a cat who looked for cold spots before.
Apr. 19th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Hi, Mysterious Person!
Yep. She's a strange sweetie!
Apr. 19th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi, Mysterious Person!
Hello, sorry about the anon post, LJ wouldn't log me in and then I couldn't see my comment...
Apr. 20th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
Re: Hi, Mysterious Person!
No problem -- LJ is screening anonymous posts these days, probably due to the DDOS attacks and spamming. So it was screened until I replied to it. Unlike screened comments you make when you are logged in, the only one who can see those is me. (Well, I presume some sysop at LJ can see everything, but if LJ doesn't know it was you who made a screened comment you can't find it until and unless it's unscreened.)
Apr. 19th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Your cat is facinating. My old Tyger (the icon cat) liked water, but I've never heard of a cat that liked cold spots before. Is she long-furred?
Apr. 20th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
She is. Her mother, for the brief time we had her (she was feral until I managed to bring her inside just before the blizzard this kitten and her litter-sibs were born during) was elegantly long-haired in the winter, but when it got hot, shed all the long hairs and became a short-hair for the summer.

I should dig out a picture of her, or take a new one, and post it.
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