We have two cats: Stinky and Batcat. Batcat has recently come to be addressed as Pesky -- and Stinky doesn't stink anymore since he lost all of his teeth.
Batcat became so named because of her ability and propensity to catch and kill bats in the basement. Stinky is...well... You just can't say no to stinky. He follows me around, fercryingoutloud. More dog-like than cat-like.
We took them both in when they were feral during a cold winter about five years ago.
The difference between them is that Batcat always watches my feet. She has undoubtedly been stepped on at some point in her younger years. Stinky, on the other hand, fully trusts me to step around him.
While Batcat seems to be pertpetually nervous and a little jumpy, Stinky is always calm and dismissive of danger. Batcat watches me closely. Stinky trusts me completely.
I always know when Stinky is nearby, but I don't always notice Batcat. Odd, that...Posted by Tuning Spork at November 29, 2005 11:22 PM | TrackBack