Friday, February 5, 2010

Cool Cats

Sara has two beautiful cats both about 8 months old. They're good friends with each other, at least Mickey tolerates Percy in her ladylike way. But they're as different as night and day.

They were intended to be indoor cats but right from the start Mickey, the dainty female, demonstrated...vocally...her need to be out in the fresh air and matter what the weather was like. Even in the sub-zero temperatures we've "enjoyed" this winter, Mickey would run from door to door crying to be let out. And she'd stay out for long stretches of time. One day she appeared on the frozen snow-covered deck with a frozen snow-covered mouse in her mouth. She never stops hunting.

Percy, on the other hand, likes nothing better than to lay in the sun as it reflects through the large living-room window, catching z-z-zs and perfecting his tan. He can be made to go out to keep Mickey company occasionally - very occasionally - and at such times he'll stay on the shovelled walk and not venture more than 2 feet from the shelter of the house. Although he's bigger than Mickey, he has yet to bring home a grasshopper, much less a mouse. Maybe it's his pure-bred Balinese blue point temperament, but he seems to live to be waited on and petted and made a fuss over.

See how angry he looks at having his precious little feet in the snow! What a wuss! But we don't mind. He loves to be pet and purrs his little heart out whenever he gets any attention. A purring cat can be forgiven anything.

They are our very sweet cool cats.


Sara_HB said...

He wasn't so sweet last night when Charlie, Kenz and Syd were trying to put him in a sink full of water. They all ended up getting scratched.

Pat MacK said...

Well of course! Cats hate water. I'm on Percy's side on that issue.

Emily said...

in cat "communities", the females hunt while the males lounge around waiting to be served. percy and mickey know what's what.

Mary said...

I don't want to sound too out of touch but I seriously didn't know what that white stuff was at first. I thought Sara was being artistic in the studio or something. Snow, huh? Crazy. We have tulips and buds on the trees. Beautiful cats though, the snow makes for a nice contrast!

Mickey said...

Awesome photos!

Kath said...

Cats make the best pets....when allergies allow!! They have the coolest personalities.