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October 16, 2005

Pet Stories

Blogeois has a series of lovely posts about her pets' personalities. I can't find a way to link to the individual posts, so just go over there and scroll down a bit.

I love stories about pets and critters. We have some of the same personalities in our household that Blogeois has - our Alpha kitty is female - Little Girl - just as Blogeois' the Queen is the alpha. Little Girl is known as the Empress, though, so I think she outranks the Queen. She has been in the Donovan household longer than I have - I think she must be about 14 or 15 or so - but she is in great shape and is very bossy. She doesn't hesitate to slap Houdini the trouble-making terrier around, even though he will growl at her.

If the Empress (of the dark) wants to get on the bed - everyone else has to get off until she has settled herself in a suitable position.

She is loud and purry and cuddly, too. Like many of our kitties, Little Girl headbutts us when she wants attention - only she makes grumpy noises too - until we pick her up or cuddle with her.

I miss all the critters when I'm traveling. Our house is really rather full of kitties and dogs.

When I woke up yesterday morning, all the cats and dogs were in the bedroom - looking at me - at least 5 or 6 of the cats were on the bed. It looked like a scene out of Dr. Doolittle. John had already fed them a couple of hours earlier, but the critters decided that Saturday or not, it was high time for the humans to get the heck out of their bed.

Posted by Beth at October 16, 2005 07:42 AM