MaMA’s mother’s cat, Sweetie Pie, and I have never met, but we seem to be on the same wavelength in many ways.
First, we’re both calicoes. BUT, I’m a tortoiseshell and she’s a torbie (tortie/tabby).
We’re different in that … well, not to put too fine a point on it, I’m thin and she’s … as Mma Ramotswe puts it, “traditionally built.”
I love to sit on laps, and Sweetie Pie, although she loves to be petted, hates to sit on laps!
Sweetie Pie has never ever ever had a bath, and MaMA has given me a couple of them. MaMA says that’s because Sweetie Pie cleans herself, and I don’t. And that’s because I’m rather elderly (I’ll be 17 in April) and Sweetie Pie is only about 10. When her bones feel like mine do, I doubt she’ll be twisting like a pretzel, either.
We both like to get on top of anything anyone is working on and have to be pushed off. (I’m far easier to push than Sweetie Pie!)
We both like to beg for people food and then refuse to eat it, once we’ve licked it.
We both prefer to barf on rugs than on anything easily cleaned. If we can do it where our humans won’t see it until it soaks in and dries OR where our humans will step in it while it’s still squidgy, all the better.
Sweetie Pie loves to look out of the window at what MaMA (who feeds them for Granny) calls the song chickens (birds) and fur chickens (squirrels), but all I want to do is eat and snuggle/sleep.
As a matter of fact, I feel a nap coming on right now.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: How are you alike or different from Sweetie Pie and/or me?