Molly the Cat

June 16th, 2007 at 8:33 pm ]

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June 15th, 2007 at 11:58 pm ]

Twinkie has some strange quirks, which are only somewhat endearing. I’m not talking about her periodic bouts of constipation, which still happen once a month or so; although they have definitely become a part of Twinkie’s personality, I’d rather do without that particular trait. No, what I’m referring to are the small idiosyncrasies. For example, Twinkie’s tendency to lick any hand that gets near her face. Maybe some would say that’s cute, but I disagree. It’s gross. Or the way she always follows me into the closet and immediately climbs onto the chair — why, Twinkie? Why do you do that every time? And why do you sit outside the bathroom each morning, counting the seconds ’til I emerge, then jump into the tub? (At least there’s a nice warm spot on the carpet where she was waiting.) Then there’s the strangest habit of all: when Twinkie gets cold, she shakes her paws. Say, for example, I open the refrigerator to fetch a cold beverage, and Twinkie sticks her nose inside to sniff around. Next thing I know, she’ll be backing away, picking up and shaking first her left paw, then her right. Is this normal cat behavior?

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June 5th, 2007 at 8:11 am ]

Molly Vignette #1 — Perched on the back of the couch, she gazes up into the stormy evening sky, watching the dark clouds roll by.

Molly Vignette #2 — There’s a sock sticking out from under the bed, which I step on because, hey, it’s only a sock. Actually it’s her tail.

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