Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Duchess & Scalawag // Cat Lady
Duchess is the first pet we got. She's a ginger tabby and got her name because she sat up so regally (like Duchess from Aristocats) when we met her. A lot of people who come to our house think she's mean, but she just doesn't have patience for people holding her upside down. She's really a big softy and very cuddly and playful when she feels at ease. She had an extreme excess of energy when we had just her, so we got her a little brother to play with. She's really athletic, and loves it when people toss pieces of her food in the air for her to catch. She will catch them in between her toes and eat them. It's so funny.
Scalawag was being fostered by my parent's neighbors around the time we were looking for another kitten. During his time being fostered he was taken back to the Humane Society to be adopted, when a sick kitten was put in with him and one of his siblings. They both got sick and were pulled back into the foster house. His sister got better, but his eyes wouldn't heal. The vet took out one eye in hopes that it would allow the other to heal. It worked, and it's given him a dapper permanent wink. Hence the pirate name, and the skull and cross bones ID tag. :) Scali quickly took to Duchess and he rules the roost now. They fight and play, and cuddle. They are reluctant BFFs. It's easy to forget that he only has one eye, he's very well adjusted! :)
We love these two feisty things, and are so grateful that we have good people around who are willing and able to watch them when we are gone.
Excited to be back home to them soon!
Anybody else hate leaving their pets behind when they travel?
Anyone else have cats?!? Or dogs, I like dogs too. :)