Friday, August 12, 2016
Happy Middle Child Day Twee!
Since we have seven cats, Twee is officially our "Middle Child" now, although I am sure if you ask her, she is still the baby.
Twee is, and always has been, rather slow in the mental department. Before she was named we often said she was a few kibble shy of a bowl. Lots of names were thrown around, and many of them weren't so nice. We ended up settling on Tweedle of the Alice in Wonderland twins. I have had a couple of animal communicators 'talk' to Twee, and each one says she talks like a kitten despite the fact at the time of the session she was well past kittenhood.
She is as sweet as honey, and sometimes can be as annoying as honey too. She has no concept of personal space. She doesn't understand why the other cats don't really want to hang out with her, so when they get up and leave she follows them thinking maybe they know a better spot to snuggle. When Em was still with us, she would always snuggle up with Twee but in the years since Em's passing, poor Twee still hasn't caught on that not everyone loves her. Sometimes she makes such a pest of herself I have to put a stop to it, which bothers me a bit because I know she has no idea why I am doing it.
Funny thing about Twee, is she turns into a terror at the vet. She used to be just fine and almost seem to enjoy the adventure of it all, but when she was three or four she started hissing and spitting (or as I like to call it, swearing like a sailor) I can't help but wonder if something happened to her to cause the shift, and that thought saddens me to no end.
She also hates to have her photo taken. I have to basically trick her into it. How she sat still for these, I have no idea.