July 27th 2013 11:20 am
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Alex is a cat with two personalities. Outside Dr. Alex and Inside Mr. Stuffy Pants.
Outside in his horse barn, Dr. Alex is a sweet, loving, can't get enough petting or loving.
Inside the house, Mr. Stuffy Pants is a "don't touch me!" kind of cat. When Mr. Stuffy Pants is inside all he can think of is getting back outside. He only comes in during the day to get some special food and treats and he comes in at night only because he knows he has to. I admit that he is good about that. He could run and hide when we go out to retrieve him but he always comes and allows himself to be carried into the house. Maybe his instincts tell him that it is for the best.
We love him in the house with us and Rocky adores his "Uncle Alex" but as soon as sweet Dr. Alex crosses the threshold he turns into the evil Mr. Stuffy Pants who won't allow you to pet or hold him. Oh, yes he'll eat your food and accept some treats but "don't touch me" is the rule of the hour.
Kitten Rocky is starting to get him out of his shell, however. Alex loves to play with and clean Rocky and has been letting himself loosen up a bit to pay some attention to the kitten. We find Alex's gentleness and playfulness with the never-stop Rocky pretty amazing considering that Alex is tough guy, a take no prisoners kind of cat. But when it comes to Rocky, old Mr. Stuffy Pants is turning into an overgrown kitten himself.
Maybe having Rocky around will convince Alex to lighten up a bit and enjoy his inside time, and the attention of his people, more in the future. We can only hope....
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Aww come on Uncle Alex! Give some snuggles to your hummin..MOL
Sibbies are awesome. Glad your Rocky pal is helping! And happy DDP, Handsome kitty!