May 15th 2011 11:30 am
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Today for Hallie, thirteen is definitely her lucky number as she celebrates her 13th birthday today. The old lady is indisputably the ruler over the rest of the feline family in the house, although sometimes it takes a few sound cuffs on the head for her to convince a couple of the brattier youngsters that they absolutely never under any circumstances, dare to attempt to steal any of the food out of Hallie's dish while she is eating.
You see, Hallie gets a premium food for older cats while the youngsters have to eat Whiskas. Now there's nothing wrong with Whiskas, in fact out of all the regular cat foods I've tried, Whiskas does the best job of maintaining cats of all ages in good condition with good palatability and less stool volume in the litter pans than all the other regular foods I've ever tried. But cats are much like children in the respect that if somebody is being fed something different than the others got, the others immediately have to go try to get a share of the something different just to see if that something different is really better than what they have or not.
As Hallie sits eating her food, the younger cats hover around her sort of like a group of vultures, waiting for the moment Hallie might pause eating long enough for one of them to steal a bite of her food. As Hallie eats she mutters growly kitty threats at the youngsters, warning them that if they know what's good for them they will keep a respectful distance from her food & not even think of trying to steal any of it. After Hallie finishes eating, this time the youngsters are out of luck. I see she's done eating & pick up the disk with the remaining uneaten food in it, cover it & put it away beyond the reach of the youngsters.
Hallie walks through the living room to the kitchen to get a drink, any other cat who happens to be in her way had better step aside or else with a swat & her typical Siamese loud mouth, she will make it clear to them that the rules of the house are indisputably that when Hallie is coming through, all other cats should move out of her way and let her pass by. After all, it's not wise to mess with Hallie the grouch.
Hallie could not look any LESS Siamese but her temperament & her vocal abilities unmistakably scream....or howl....or yell....or with other unearthly sounds unique to Siamese cats & Siamese mixes. make it clear that the looks are practically the only Siamese trait Hallie doesn't have.
As for Hallie being a grouch, well the old lady's clearly been through hells before I got her, & who know how many other hells she went through other than those I'm aware of. She's got a right to be a grouch. Besides its funny when I sing "Hallie the grouch" in tune to the old Addams Family song and when I snap my fingers, Hallie responds right on cue with her loud Siamese mrroowwww!
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Happy 13th birthday, Hallie!!! Sounds like yous has had a hard life, but yous are now in a great furrever home!!!
Birthday purrs from the Catfather