Saturday, March 1, 2008

Algernon & Rupert

I adopted Camilla when she was about a year old, so she and I skipped the crazy kitten phase. Visiting Shannon this weekend, though, I got a full reminder of what life with a very playful cat is all about. I was prepared for her youngest cat, Rupert, to attack my feet as I shifted position in bed at night, but I hadn't anticipated the surprise attacks he'd launch when I was sitting perfectly still. And though Shannon's older cat, Algernon, is a bit more calm in your moment-to-moment interactions with him, he does have his own quirks. He is living a cushy life, especially when you consider that Shannon rescued him when he was a half-starved stray. Despite the high life he's living now, though, he's crazy about getting out of the apartment. Every time Shannon and I left Shannon would crack the door and play goalie while yelling, "GO! GO! GO!" to me. The sprint into the hall was always a shot in the arm as we went out.

Algernon:

Rupert:

5 comments:

Kristinn said...

awwww!!! They are SO cute! I have been wanting a kitten for ages. I adopted two grown cats as an adult, and both have passed away. I think it's high time I got a kitten, or at least a young cat. :)

ellebee said...

So cute! Rupert totally looks like trouble.

Spooky said...

*grin* I love my kitties.

Spooky said...

Also, Rupert's paws are /enourmous/! He's going to be a very big cat.

anne s. said...

So adorable!! Oliver mews in approval