My niece, who also lives with my parents, recently adopted a stray cat. This cat used to belong to a former neighbor who owned many cats, so many that we referred to her as, yes, the Cat Lady. Well, the Cat Lady moved, and this particular cat was left behind. My niece started feeding it when she discovered it staying in a ditch on an empty lot a few houses down from ours. When I say she was feeding it, I mean to say she would take lunch meat from the fridge on the sly (and some water, of course) down to the cat and feed it in some of Mom’s plastic dishes. She has named the cat Lily. This is not a pseudonym, by the way. My niece started referring to Lily the Cat as “her” cat a while before being given permission to bring it to the house. Lily the Cat is an outdoor cat, which is good, as Miss Famous rules the roost inside.
And, oh, Miss Famous lervs Lily. Miss Famous is fascinated with Lily the Cat, who is very sweet and will let you pet her until your hand gives out. And interestingly, Lily has a tolerance for Miss Famous. Lily has only run from Miss Famous when her dogginess has approached the feline at a full run. Otherwise, Lily the Cat’s normal mode of behavior is to lie down and submit to being sniffed. To my knowledge, she has only swatted at Miss Famous once, and the claws were not out. Of course, Lily does tolerate Miss Famous better if a human is around to pet her during the ordeal, but still!
Now, from what I hear, the antics of Miss Famous and Lily the Cat do not compare to the goings on of a cat and a dog found in the house of a certain other blogger, but until that blogger provides us with some photographic, or even better, videographic evidence, we are stuck with these two–Lily the Cat and Miss Famous.*
Miss Famous is feeling much better, thank you for all those who were concerned. (She strained her shoulder when let off the leash by my niece and ran after some deer. After a few days of R&R, good as new!)
Check out what the rest of the class is showing and telling over at Mel’s.
*The thing Miss Famous is wearing is not a torture device nor a muzzle, it is a Gen.tle Le.ader. The girl is all muscle and pulls like nobody’s business! The GL helps a lot and doesn’t hurt her.