There is a blur of black and white flying around the corner at full speed. It loses its footing and crashes into a wall. It’s Sasha. I swear she’s made of rubber!
She’s been here a full year. Seems like forever. She may be shy around strangers but not us. She is vocal and demanding. She will jump in a lap if she needs some scritches and if her tail happens to floof in your face (or your mouth), so be it. Get over it. What? You were trying to read a book? Later gator. Lotsa time for books when she’s done with you.
Whenever you bring a new cat into the house, you risk upsetting the equilibrium. We have been lucky. Our last four additions have gone smoothly. The last time I had an issue was when I brought Jake home. Elder cat Lacy did not like him. It created a lot of tension for all of us. There were cat zones. The cats didn’t get the gist of a DMZ (de-militarized zone) that I tried to enforce. There were fights, bites and vet bills.
That hasn’t happened since. Mollie may not be excited about more cats but as the current elder, the others let her alone. They know she’s old. She’ll give them a head bop if necessary. Or her famous stink eye. No one does stink eye like Mollie.
Sasha is not a solitary cat. She would not have been happy adopted by a household where no one was home all day. Or being the only pet. This is the perfect place. Three other cats and two retired servants. All 24/7. A screened porch for smells and bird sightings. Doors that open magically with a meow. Our home ad couldn’t have been more perfect.
She sleeps at night and plays during the day. She likes to have people and cats available. She’s a very happy upbeat cat who is always ready to accompany you to the bathroom or any other private place you want to go. She’s the BFF you always wanted. “No, that doesn’t make your butt look big!” She especially likes happy hour. It’s a harbinger to dinner.
We won the lottery on this one! Next time you are in the market, take a chance on one that is less adoptable. Too shy or missing an eye or maybe older, an old mom whose babies are gone. We have never been disappointed. They have lots of love to give.
Here are the latest pictures!
Wishing you all a great weekend.