It’s been a while since I wrote about Morgan. She turned two sometime this summer and there was a change.
She was always an active cat. She would stay up all day and sleep all night without the napping that other cats do.
That has changed. She now needs her beauty sleep and naps after each meal like a proper grown-up cat with a noisy 3 a.m. foray around the house to check for bugs and intruders.
My 6 pound youngster has grown to 12 pounds but don’t let that fool you. She could be a model. She is a tall and very thin cat, towering over everyone but Jake, with long legs.
Her body is finally catching up with her ears. She had the biggest ears I had ever seen in a young cat. I was thinking we’d have to get her some plastic surgery so she wouldn’t be laughed at but as usually happens, it corrected itself.
I wonder if she will have humongous ears like old men get. You do know ears keep growing, don’t you? I don’t know why. It’s not like they work better. In fact, the bigger they grow the worse your hearing is.
All her teeth have grown in. She has stopped chewing. Mostly she gnawed on me but sometimes on other things too.
She has a saunter about her. Perhaps it’s an attitude. When she isn’t sauntering, she is galloping. We could have called her Zippy!
She is more affectionate. She was not about all the cuddling in the early days. After all there were bugs to be caught and other cats to be pummeled. Now she cuddles up particularly on the computer chair. She gets to put her full body there while I am lucky to fit a single cheek on it.
When she first came, she deferred to the other cats. Now she holds her own. Jake still bops her when she tries to smell him. (All the cats like to smell him. He’s diabetic he may smell sweet or at least different.)
She is a lot taller than Mollie, the alpha cat, and gives her a run for her money. Hazel just let’s her do what she wants which includes rolling over her.
The best part is that she is not about the food. She couldn’t care less. That suits Hazel. I have to be vigilant so that our tubby Hazel isn’t getting two portions.
If Morgan were a person she would glide like one of the elegant tall thin models and she’d have attitude too. “Dahling, we must do lunch next time we’re in the Hamptons!”
Of course, she would do all this with one eye!