Monday, January 12, 2009
St. "Sissy" and the "Little Devil"
As you may or may not know we are owned by two wonderful Maine Coon cats who we love beyond belief. One of them is Star and she is "good," the other is Cosmo and he is...well not bad but challenging. LOL
We give our babies nicknames and Star's (well one of her's) is Sissy. She is not a "sissy" but a sort of "sister" to Cosmo. (they may be distantly related but are not sibs) She is wise and wonderful, affectionate and for the most part gentle. She has become a fierce huntress and a great leaper, though she never jumps up to places she should not be. She is my BFF, for sure!!
Cosmo has no nicknames other than the occasional "Baby 'Mo". He is smart as a whip and gets bored easily. He is inventive, mischievous, very loving, and powerful. He is able to jump great heights to places cats should never go. In other words he is wonderful. All the "tricks" out there suggested to keep your cat off of counters, tables, center islands, ect. don't work with him. He is determined!!
Cosmo settles down at 11 each night and for the most part never stirs until between 6-7AM.
Star never settles down until about 11AM and she sleeps most of the day. She is up with us until bedtime at which time she needs to go downstairs to do whatever she does each night. If she stays with us she tries to get Cosmo to play with her, but he needs his sleep as he is not a "napper". I have always felt badly about this, but so far it seems to be working. I dream of the day when we can all sleep together.
Star can help me in the kitchen when I am baking. She sits and watches me giving me occasional advice as only she can. A chirp here and a chortle there and we are good to go.
Cosmo likes to jump up into the cookie batter, or worse yet on the hot stove so when I am baking in particular he needs to go upstairs for a little R&R. I guess it will all work itself out, but it has been about the most interesting nearly 6 months I can remember in a long time, and our lives are so much the richer for them.
Thanks so much for these little blessings Mickey!!