Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's the differences that make life interesting...

The "kids" atop the "cat condo" biding their time...


We have noticed that Star and Cosmo are very different in their approach to life. I am not sure at this point if Star, who will be 8 months old next week, would have been different had she been ours since Cosmo's age, or if she's different because she is just who she is. But, Cosmo is so easy. He's the essence of confidence as he bashes through the rooms of our house and into our hearts. He is a little stinker and a little angel all at once. Star is very quiet in her demeanor, and very humble for something with so much beauty. She sits back and watches all, waiting to see what will happen next. She is always thinking and is sometimes very affectionate and talkative, while at other times reticent finding her own space with no one else needed. It does indeed make for interesting contrasts, they are so alike and yet so vastly divergent.

The breeder we got our cats from is giving me some advice on how to get a better night's sleep (I have little hope of actually getting a GOOD night's sleep for some time to come) but that will have to ...YAWN... wait until tomorrow.

2 comments:

sandra said...

You know all things considered, what you've said about their individual personalities makes me wonder how much it reflects their gender. It reminds me of the difference I've experienced between my three boys and my daughter. I like the differences, it mixes it up! I'm sitting here eating brownies, wonder where those thankfully came from as Dave types next to me working on a piece for the blog about the Nature article.

Thanks again for the brownies!
Sandra

strbuk said...

Hey Sandra, you're most welcome for the "comfort food"!! Yes I do think that the differences in them are at least somewhat due to gender, but I also think that Star has been imprinted more by her life at Maine Delite, (the cattery where we got the babies) than Cosmo. He is already reflecting what he has learned here with us more than Star does. Once they are both neutered it will be interesting to see if the differences continue to show themselves. She will go ,gulp, go "under the knife" within the next couple of weeks and he much later.


str