Morgan is an unusual cat. She came to us highly socialized. Nothing scares her — not the vacuum or the Vet.
She was un-catlike in many ways. She rarely took naps. Normal cat routine is breakfast, grooming, nap. For Morgan it was “go help Kate by sitting on the computer.” Bump the screen so everything goes kaflooey. Put your butt in her face (she especially likes that!). She often chewed anything on the desk (see header with post-its). I have a few tax forms with teeth marks. (That would make an interesting audit. Just a few drooley forms!)
Then it’s off chattering with the chipmunks for the rest of the morning.
Sometimes she demanded to go in the screened porch so she could properly chatter with them. It was a social thing. She called it “high catnip tea.”
It was mid-afternoon before she took any nap at all and even then it was a short one.
However, a day of full activity would take its toll. After dinner (and grooming of course) she would go to sleep around 7 to 8 p.m. and not get up until 6 a.m. If she used the litter box during the night she was quiet about it. There was no running into walls or yammering at the traumatizing ribbon.
It’s changed. Approaching four years she now needs her beauty sleep. She naps after all meals and sometimes long ones. No one keeps me company on the computer. (It’s so lonely!)
She took longer to mature than the rest of them and sometimes (like yesterday when the yelling got so loud I checked to make sure it didn’t involve a live rodent) her activity level is still over the top.
I’m missing my pesky little kitty. They grow up too fast. They all grow up too fast. I remember when Mollie was the “office cat.” That was years ago.
Author’s note: After hitting the schedule button, Morgan flew around the corner and jumped on the desk. She put her butt in my face (so I would know it’s her) and the flicked the screen with her tail opening up a spreadsheet. She tossed half the stuff off of the desk top and then jumped in my lap. I swear she said, “For old time’s sake” before taking a nap.