Today we are celebrating a dozen years since Mom adopted our two crazy felines from the Humane Society. The photo above was taken a few days after they moved in. At the time Bert was said to be about three, and Sophie about one. I guess that makes them old cats, but they still seem to get around just fine.
Sophie has always been a recluse but a beauty. I’ve heard she wasn’t even a fan of Katie or Emma, and has never liked any dog. We rarely see her as she spends her time sleeping in her favorite hiding spots. She isn’t much for food either, so no treats or nip for her.
Being a long haired cat, Sophie leaves her furs all over the place. Mom is always trying to keep her brushed. She also has to clean Sophie’s favorite bed every few days because it becomes coated in her furs. It is really a mess.
Bert on the other paw is enjoying life, thinking he owns all of us, and the house. He does what he wants, steals food constantly, even out of a pan on the stove, and still tries to run away from home any chance he gets to run out the door.
Warm spots including sun puddles and the fireplace are his favorite places to be. He can bake all day if no one disturbs him! After years of being chubby, he is now a decent weight. As he has aged, he has morphed into a real cranky, old man cat! He goes around meowing and yelling at Mom all day every day.
Bert and Sophie are not really friends. They exist in the same house together, but are rarely seen together, and occasionally, they have a small cat fight. I guess one would say they are perfect with their social distancing.
Olivia and Bert are constantly in each other’s furs. The chase, wrestle, fight, it is what they do. Don’t tell Olivia, but I think she secretly loves her cat bro Bert!
I don’t really fight much with Bert, but I do stand my ground. He tries to stare me into vacating my window bed, but I refuse to move. I figure why waste my energy on a cat. We can’t even find a photo of Bailie with the cats because she has no time for them. Both kitties have made it a dozen years with Mom, and we don’t know how many more years they will be around, but we would probably miss them if they were not here. Well, we wouldn’t notice if Sophie was gone, but we would notice the absence of Bert!
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