Molly the Cat

November 15th, 2007 at 12:44 pm ]

An interesting development: Molly has partially reverted to kittenhood! Years ago, she used to visit the bathroom after I’d taken a shower and drink some of the soapy leftover water. She stopped doing this when she was about a year old, for reasons I never understood, and since then has taken very interest in bathroom activities of any kind — until now! Who knows what triggered this change. Has she been affected by some sort of trauma? Did the addition of a pet water fountain (highly recommended by the way!) dredge up a long-lost memory of the joys of drinking running water?

Whatever the case may be, Molly now runs into the bathroom in excitement whenever I turn off the shower water. However, because of its very tall sides, my current bathtub does not permit easy access to a small kitty, and Molly is stymied every time. She meows once and then leaves the room. I’m curious to find out how long she’ll keep doing this before giving up.

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November 11th, 2007 at 10:21 am ]

If I could change one thing about Twinkie, I’d change her wet nose. I’m not sure if she has allergies (perhaps, like me, she’s allergic to Molly’s long hair) or if her nose is just naturally wet. But that’s neither here nor there. The fact is her nose is sopping wet all the time. And, unfortunately, Twinkie likes to use that nose of hers to show affection and get attention. She tends to seek me out and rub her nose against my knuckles or the back of my hand. It is unbearable, and ultimately it damages her cause. I’m guessing that since she hasn’t figured that out by now, however, she never will. And this is why, if I had one cat-related wish, I’d make Twinkie’s nose soft and dry like Molly’s.

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