Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Middle Child


Cricket: She pouts, she sulks, she pees on things when she's mad, she asks for affection and then spurns you when she's had enough. She is around 6 years old and is my problem child.

Toeshee is the kitten that gets away with things because he's little and cute. He's the baby of the family. Cody and Billie are the calm, easy going eldest.

I can read Cricket's moods like a book. With her little sighs, exasperated "puffing" sounds and the flick of the crooked tip of her long tail she speaks volumes. She is the tough, "don't mess with me" chic that any woman can't help but admire. The other cats have a healthy respect and maybe even a little fear of her.

She's been hanging around more downstairs with me during the day lately. She naps on the sofa, swats Toeshee if he gets too close and quietly observes me fussing over Billie and going about my chores. I enjoy her quiet company and her intense green eyed gaze. She's not snuggly and she will never like Toeshee, but she's a good kitty.

She's my sleek and shiny Noodlelicious. :)

7 comments:

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Hello dearest Lorianna! I am so glad that sweet little Billie is holding her own right now for you. She is so much like my Minka in every way!! Gone seven years now and I still miss her independant little soul.
I love you describe your kitties for us. You are like an observant school marm making notes in their report cards!
Isn't it wonderful to still have roses right now? Autumn is creeping in ever so soft and slow...I love it!
Keep yourself well and one day at a time is the best way to go about life...
Remember how important you are to us and that we love you, Karla and Miss Peach

Mickey said...

Cricket sounds like quite a character ;)She is probably happy when she is off by herself. I know I do not always get along with my younger sisters so I can go to my own room :)
Give her a hug for me :)
Purrs Mickey

Karen Jo said...

I agree with Mickey that Cricket sounds like quite a character. I am very glad that she keeps you quiet company, even though she is not a snuggler.

Sweet Praline said...

Every kitty, like every child, is an individual and should be treated as such. I must admit, I love the Persians, but every cat is special and bring something important to our lives.

I hope Billie continues to feel better.

Helena said...

Ahhhh sweet cheeky shnagglepuss!!!!

Daisy said...

I love that you have such an understanding of, and respect for, each of your furkids' individual personalities.

Kaz's Cats said...

Mum says that she loves how each little kitty very definitely has their own personality and quirks. Cricket sounds like great company, even if she isn't a huge lapkitty.

We're glad that Billie is doing better, and hope you're doing okay as well.

Purrs and head bumps,

Gypsy & Tasha