Monday, June 2, 2008

My Rose

Right before my second round of plastics my beautiful honey colored 18 year old kitty Prescott died. I was so worried about my other kitty Rose (his Mom) she paced around for days looking for him it broke my heart and then I took off for 5 days to Mexico for my plastics. My Mom was with her so she wasn't alone... but still. She wasn't that pleased with me when I came back and not at all impressed with my perky knockers. She's forgiven me ;) I think.

We miss Prescott terribly but we've developed a new routine and Rose seems to be adapting. She does have some strange new behaviors. Rose who never talked much (unless she was ticked) has become super vocal. She has this scratchy post/climbing structure in the garage and she will sit on top of it and sing and talk. She rattles on about something. I soooo wish I knew what the heck she was saying. Any pet psychics in my readership?

Other odd Rose things... she has this ratty old stuffed kitty she's had since she was a kitten that she now carries around in her mouth and dumps at our feet (a gift?) every night. She's also gotten really picky about food. She will never eat the same thing two days in a row and loves people food. I know so bad but hey she's 18 she deserves to be spoiled. She's one of my taste testers of recipes and recently gave my Stuffed Zucchini dish two paws up. She especially loves cheese and BBQ'd ribs.

She hates getting her picture taken and will do everything to mess up a shot but I managed to nab her a few times.

Getting scratched under her chin (her favorite)


My Girl

9 comments:

DCY said...

Pretty Kitty. Rose is an adorable roustabout. You need to get a picture of her atop her scratching post singing, What's New Pussycat?" LOL

Melissa said...

She is carrying the stuffed kitty around as a baby...my cat would carry socks and she had her favorite pairs!

Shawna said...

Sorry to hear about the kitty that passed. That is adorable though that cat mama has a stuffed animal and eats people food. I know studies show that animals lack the nutrition they need from cat food alone...so hey... cool that she likes people food. I used to have a cat that ate corn on the cob. I had to throw it outside and he'd chase it and eat it until the thing was bare.

Tailynn said...

It is strange how their personalities change. I originally adopted to kitties together. The male kitty had a heart murmur and passed. When I had the two the male was the love bug always wanting attention and cuddling the female was so moody and never wanted to be bothered. Now that I only have her boy is she a love bug. She even sleeps at the end of the bed at night. We have been having some nice weather the last couple of days and we can’t seem to get her to come in. She spends most of her time either on the balcony off our bedroom (Yes, she is spoiled and has a cat door so she can go out there when ever she pleases) or on the back patio. I was complaining that I haven’t seen her as much so Monty claims she’s becoming a teenager and doesn’t need us anymore.

Barb Del Piano said...

Rosey Looks AWESOME! I think she is talking more because she is the only kitty, and your a GREAT cook. She is probably saying, listen mommy eggface, that stuff you cook everyday smells FANTASTIC, if I keep putting my nose up to kitty food, maybe, just maybe, you will make me your PRIME TASTE TESTER. Just buy a chef's hat for Rosey, stick her in the kitchen, and put those paws to work!

Anonymous said...

My Kitty, Alley, has a ratty stuffed kitty also. Every night she carries her "baby" with her and sleeps with it. And she moans and cries like she's in heat until she finds a place to rest for the night. I thought she was the only one......

Danyele said...

Awwww.. poor dear. She's adorable. It's amazing how much our kitties become a part of our lives.. sometimes closer to us than other humans.

Anonymous said...

Your Rose looks a lot like my Nermal - who is 14 or 15 (we can never seem to remember what year she "appeared" at our house at Christmas. My son named her after Garfield's "cutest kitten in the world".

I think Rose is talking to you now - any answer will do as long as you respond :) My 2 cents worth!

Catracks said...

Posting a few years later, but WTH. I just lost a tortie with a very strong personality. She use to ambush the other cats. She was taken suddenly (coyotes) and for weeks my male catr Rollo would be looking for her (even behind doors). I've had one cat that pined for years over the death of her friend.

Sometimes it is weird that surviving cats will take on habits and personalities of the deceased cat. It's like a niche opens and they take it.

I hope you have new cat friends to love now.