Thursday, August 25, 2005
Mommy's little girl
Of our 3 cats, Iffy is the most adoring and needy. Patch has become increasingly hermit-like and reticent; Twinkle is the hooligan little tyke, always getting into trouble; but Iffy is Mommy's Little Girl. She's also the smallest of the 3 cats - older than Twinkle, yet only about the size of Twinkle as a kitten.
It's funny how the cats personalities have changed: as we've added cats to the household at approximately one-year intervals, there's an accompanying shift of roles and personae. Patch was a warm, loving and trusting cat when we brought her in, the undisputed Queen of the house. After she was spayed, she became increasingly contemplative and quiet, spending more time staring out the window. When Iffy was introduced into the equation, Patch's role solidified as the quiet, responsible older sister, and Iffy the demanding little sister. When Twinkle came in, she usurped the Brat position, shifting Iffy into the needy and dependent role, and Patch more so into the position of the reclusive hermit. We love them all anyway, of course.