Friday, February 12, 2016

introducing tiffany, aka "the diva"

As I mentioned last week, we just adopted a kitten from the Stratford Cat Project and her name is Tiffany.  At first we weren't too keen on "Tiffany,"  but we decided to wait and see what she's like before deciding whether to change her name.  I was thinking:  Emma, Daisy, Rosie, Emily, Audrey, or Penny. ("Penny" because we have a cat named Leo. We figured we could refer to him as Leonard, and then we would have Leonard and Penny from The Big Bang Theory, a show we both love.)  Now that we've had her for a couple weeks, I think the name Tiffany is fitting for her.  She's beautiful and a bit of a diva sometimes, so it fits.

Tiffany is quite the ball of energy, which is to say she's just like any other five-month old kitten. Dead bugs and her own tail are entertainment, as is the toilet bowl.  Luckily, she hasn't fallen in yet. But she does like to dip her paws in the water and then walk all over the seat, which means it's nice and wet when the humans need to use it. Speaking of tails and the toilet, Tiffany thinks it's fun to chase her tail while on top of the toilet tank.

As you can see, she's in training to be a lap cat.  She's not very good at it yet, as she has the attention span of a gnat.  The minute something distracts her, she's gone.  But once she falls asleep, she's there until someone decides to get up.

Tiffany has discovered the wood stove and the fact that it puts out some really nice heat.  Makes for a very toasty cat! Unfortunately, she's also discovered Leia's bed next to the wood stove.  She hogged it for a couple days, but has since learned that there's another bed right next to it that's hers for the taking. She tried to share with Leia, but Leia didn't agree.  The other night she decided to lay behind the wood stove. I have no idea how she was able to stand that heat.  She stayed for about 10 minutes and then had to go cool herself off for a bit.

So, we're loving Tiffany.  She's a real cutie.  She loves people and is affectionate, which is always nice in a cat.  I'm a little disappointed that she doesn't like being held, but many cats are like that.  

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