Happy New Year to all and sundry!
We've been trying to ease into this new time here at ChezRanger. Not much luck, as January has brought with it a blaze of work, chore and worry. It has also been gracious enough to see us settled in our wonderful little house with a working fireplace, a refinished kitchen, and ourselves in good health. January also sees us with Daisy.
Daisy continues to be a delight, even when she pushes the boundaries of good kitten behavior. We'd been worried about our Christmas tree and the mess it would make if Daisy knocked it over the way my brother's cat did his one year. It turns our girl's only two desires were a) to chew off small parts of limbs and chase them around the house like a furry gray missile and b) to hang out under the tree.
We've always said that the best presents drink from the tree water... While Daisy didn't do that, she did spend enough time under the boughs to qualify as a bonafide present.
Daisy has been growing and growing. She's much larger than when we adopted her. She's gotten big enough for her tussles with the stuffed Aflac duck to be an even struggle.
Even? Not even...I've always owned this duck.....
Which is true. She's never shown any mercy, not even when she was a little bit of a thing.
Mercy is not in my nature!!!!!
She goes after her flingy-fleecy toys with similar blood-lust.
Look at those teeth!!
She has her relaxed moments, too. Sometimes, as we chill and watch t.v. she stretches out and gets long. We've taken to calling her "Ribbon Kitty".
When she's like this, she can seem very demur, peaceful and delicate.
Violence is not in my nature!
Quite the contrast to the pictures of unbridled ferocity! I guess that's one of the reasons I like cats...two modes of existence , one graceful frame.
As a side note: the slowest growing part of this cat is her fur. You can still see where the vet shaved her front leg for the blood pressure cuff during her spay. Her tummy is still pretty bare, too. Not that Daisy minds. She's secure enough in her beauty that she know a reverse mohawk can't mar it.
Speaking of graceful frames, Daisy can do the twisty-cat as well as any.
Linearity is not in my nature....
We continue to settle in together and learn each other's ways. It's not without conflict or stress on either part, but Daisy is doing her best, as are we. Two of the most important lessons have, though, been well learned.
One, the papasan is the best cat-nest ever.
Being uncomfortable is not in my nature...
And two, we love her.