Molly the Cat

October 27th, 2006 at 4:10 pm ]

Molly thrives on drama. If there is no naturally-occurring drama (such as the vacuum cleaner) then she will create her own.

One moment, she’ll be having the most fun ever. She’ll be sitting on your knee, or she’ll be lolling on her back with a toy in her paws. Then, without warning, Molly will decide that something has offended her. The ears will go back, the claws and teeth will be bared and she’ll run away yowling, leaving you wondering “what did I do?”

Based on the evidence, it is clear that Molly suffers from feline borderline personality disorder.

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October 22nd, 2006 at 11:38 pm ]

Today the cats received a treat. I randomly distribute canned cat food on an approximately semiyearly schedule, and October 22, 2006 seemed like a great day for some chicken parts. Twinkie’s sixth sense (the “food proximity alarm”) allowed her to detect the imminent arrival of said treat shortly after I picked up the can. This is not unusual or noteworthy. What is of note is the way that Molly responded to the canned food. Normally Molly has an extremely limited diet of dry food bits, cheddar cheese bits, and the occasional spoonful of yogurt. Never in her life has Molly displayed more than a passing curiosity about canned cat food.

Never, that is, until today.

Today’s selection, PRECISE Feline Foundation Formula Chicken Formula, inexplicably excited her. It must smell really, really good, and taste even better. Molly approached the bowl of gelled chicken parts, licked them, then nibbled them with gusto. She began to make little growling noises — Molly’s unique “leave-me-alone-I’m-eating-this-delectable-food” noise sounds like a cross between an annoyed growl and a hungry meow, with a touch of purr added. Very strange, but it keeps Twinkie at bay so that she can eat in peace. And I, for one, am glad I finally found a wet cat food that Molly adores!

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