November 28th 2013 2:32 am
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Our little kitten is turning into a good sized cat! Long, not so lean - we have to watch Rocky, he's a glutton! - and almost the size of Alex already.
He is also not the wall to wall play machine he used to be. Instead of every waking minute, now the play comes in bursts, succeeded by nap time and grooming time. Alex, 'ol Mr. Stuffy Pants, comes in for the evening and goes directly to bed instead of playing with Rock like he used to do. I find myself lying down my Kindle and retrieving Rocky's 'Da Bird toy on a stick and playing a good game of run and catch with him to tire him out a bit.
Rocky's nature is very sweet, but he is not a lap cat. He'll give you a head butt as he walks by on the back of the couch, but prefers to lie at the far end of the sofa over being in a lap or up against a leg. During the night, he sleeps on the top tier of his cat tower versus on the bed.
He is his own cat: sweet, very gentle, but very independent. As cat owners, we learn to accept what we get and love what we got. Yeah, I'd like a little lap and cuddle time, but he's not that kind of cat. I have to get over it and take the head butts and occasional time I'm given for petting and be happy!
After all, we don't own our cats...they own us!
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