Some folks really think that a "cat is a cat." This is so far from the truth.
Our three cats have such distinctive purrsonalities. In a short series I will be talking a little bit about each of them.
Lucyfur ( yes I know that I need to call her by a name that doesn't suggest frustrating or negative qualities) is a cat that owns the joint. Since we adopted her as a very small ball of fur from our veterinarian's clinic, she has demonstrated that her word is law, and we had better take her seriously if we know what is good for us!
Since cats are drawn to their favorite perching areas, this behavior is part of their communication regarding their status in the household.The loftier preferential spots nail the claim.
Lucyfur's favorite hang out place is on top of our TV in our bedroom. It is one of the highest spots with a strategic view. Neither of our two other cats dare vie for it as she guards it diligently while the others five her the "evil eye" to express their jealousy.
Another desirable location is the bathtub rim. She will sit with me while I am playing "mermaid", keeping me company while I am engaged in my daily ablutions. I think that the expression on her face and the position of her paw graphically demonstrates her possessiveness. But on the other hand she could be saying, "get out of that tub already and feed me . . . NOW!"
She does keep us laughing though. If there is a teeny crawl space she will find it . . . if there is a new piece of furniture she will claim it . . . and when a visitor arrives she is the first one to investigate and mark her new "property" liberally using her facial pheromones.
While she is extremely affectionate, at the same time her habit of chewing on my fingers can be quite painful. But that deep rumbling purr, accompanied with a plethora of kisses freely given, gives her that distinctive and unique purrsonality which we adore. She is a keeper!
What kinds of purrsonality traits do your kitties display? Leave a comment and tell us about them.