When you have an elder cat in the household, you learn to listen to her.
How can I ignore that?
Calie can’t eat the hard food that Thor can because of the Kidney disease she has been dealing with for the past 2 years, so this is the way that we communicate when she is hungry. And this is the face that tells me to get off my duff and get her some food.
As a Calico, she has a certain attitude. This can be described in many ways, and my daughters and I give it the “bitchy” factor. We mean this in the nicest way possible, because we give her the utmost respect. Everything is done on her terms, from the affection that is bestowed on her to how much she will tolerate small children around her.
She is also my husbands’ cat. She will allow him to play and rough house with her when no one else dares to.
She rules the roost.
This is her kingdom.
And this is her throne.
But she is what she is, and we love her for it.