Friday, 22 October 2010

Back To The Cats...

Well, you didn't really believe you would get off so lightly, did you? Oh, foolish, foolish person...

I had to play with the cats when I got home. Well, they had probably been snoozing all day, and so it didn't seem quite fair to go straight to sleep. When they eventually curled up on the sofa, I decided that it might be a good time for me to get some sleep. No sooner had I gotten into bed than I felt a soft little thud, and found that Monsignor Furretti had joined me. Cardinal Catzinger arrived shortly after.

I didn't sleep well... I think I was unconsciously afraid of squashing one or both of them... One ended up asleep on the pillow by my head, and one curled up under the duvet - it was pretty cold last night. Every time I changed position, I became aware that my toes were providing entertainment. And, no matter how soundly asleep the two appeared to be, each time I got up to go to the bathroom, I was followed...

They are fascinating to watch. Cardinal Catzinger, in the animal pen, appeared much bolder than the smaller Monsignor Furretti, and, indeed, he made the first move in the adoption process. However, now, Furretti is definitely more active and demanding. Catzinger is quieter. Furretti will follow me about, almost at my heels, while Catzinger will wait to see what is happening, and then, once I've settled, he will make his move.

Neither of them ate very much yesterday, but by this morning all the food I had put out had been eaten, and they were keen to have breakfast. They don't appear to be so keen on the biscuits... that might be the brand - Sylvester wasn't too keen on them either. He much preferred the special biscuits I bought from the vet... Hopefully these two won't need a special diet for quite a few years yet...

Ok, a couple more pictures...


Monsignor Furretti has longer fur, and very long, curly whiskers, and her fur actually appears to be slightly brown in places. It is possible that, as she gets older and fills out a bit, her fur may darken... or she may go brown all over... I'm not quite sure how fur colour works in cats...

Cardinal Catzinger, on the other hand, is a sleeker, shorter-haired cat, and his fur is jet black. He reminds me of Sylvester, but without the white patch...


I shall keep you all informed...

3 comments:

catholicofthule said...

Sometimes black cats can get a little sunbleached or just have a sheen of brown mixed in even throughout the year. She may also grow darker when she sheds her kitten fur.

nazareth priest said...

I'm so happy these feline friends are giving you such comfort and love in the wake of your loss of your beloved Sylvester.
Terry of Abbey Roads has lost his beloved kitty recently.
Losing pets is devastating...they become such a part of the "fabric" of life; our dogs have been such faithful friends, companions and helped us through some difficult times.
God blesses us with their unconditional presence, affection and loyalty. It's so hard to lose them.
Enjoy your new kitties!!

Elizabeth said...

My Boo had a slight brown sheen under his black fur. It never changed when he got older. By the way, I started reading your blog because of the "cat" posts, but I stayed because I liked what you wrote as well.

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