Monday, November 21, 2005

My furry female friend

Katie Cat has been with our family a little more than a year now, and she has certainly made her presence known. She came to us as a kitten of about two months and has grown into a remarkably beautiful cat. Her mother was a Persian of questionable moral standards because we are not really sure who her father is. But we are assuming, based on her markings, that he was a Siamese Tom.
When female house cats were classified as “queens” they must have been thinking of the likes of Katie. Regal in her habits and bearing, she keeps herself clean, uses the litter box if she has to but much prefers going outside, and will only eat one {pricy} brand of dry cat foot. Oh yes, she has also been known to eat bugs in abundance.
She is an excellent hunter, alas, and loves to bring the still breathing, often still flying birds into our basement to finish off the kill.
She has a purr that could wake the dead, and purrs her thanks whenever she is let in and out of the house {constantly} is given new food, new water or when any of her subjects please her in any other way.
But she does not like to be picked up or cuddled, thank you very much.
We get along just fine, Katie and I. She is a good little companion, and not a particularly demanding one.
She has David completely wrapped around her tail. He think’s she is funny. So he will get out of his favorite chair if Katie wishes to sit in it.
Logan wishes desperately to have a cuddly kitty, and Katie ain’t it. Adam, on the other hand, just takes it all in stride.
It’s good to have another female in the house, even if she has four legs and fur.


Dar said...

She's gorgeous! I am a total sucker for cats, love em.

Heather (boobugbear) said...

Alleen, your cat is GORGEOUS!! We are thinking about getting "the boys" a cat, too. ;-) I need a cuddly thing, though. :-) Oh...and LOVE your "other" POD... bwahaha

rayzer said...

Looks alot like Ming. Sounds a lot like her too.

Cindy Lee said...

she does look regal! so glad she has all of you in line, lol, lol, lol!

daphne said...

she does look rather queenly sitting there in that she's running the household. which, I guess she kinda is...but that's way cool!

Kelley said...

Ohh I love furry babies. She is such a sweetie. TFS

Wendy Reed (Wishin4MoreTime) said...

Such a beautiful cat. We had one just like that, a male. Unfortunately he passed away. He was pals with our son when he was young and would climb under the covers with him.

scrappin-Barb said...

What a beautiful cat! I love that your foot is in the picture... this is just exactly what you see when you're sitting there! LOL

Hey, happy Thanksgiving! I cannot wait to see your pics of the holiday weekend. We had our turkey dinner last month up in Canada... so I can live vicariously through you and all the other American Peas. :)