Wednesday, August 22, 2007

But does she have middle-child syndrome?

Meet Aspen.
She is the middle child of my three furry babies.
Aspen came to me when she was barely old enough to be taken from her mother. But the mother cat's owners were ready to be done with kittens and were going to take them all to a pet store.
So I took her.
That was about 1994, I think.
I was convinced that Lucy was lonely after I moved out on my own and she no longer had my roommates cats to play (fight) with anymore.
I was wrong.
Turns out Lucy was perfectly content to be the only furry baby in the house.After some initial scrapes, Aspen became tolerable to Lucy.
Aspen is an odd little thing.
She loves to have attention, but hates to have her head rubbed.
She is a licker. Give her a chance and she will lick a raw spot on your arm.
She has the roughest sandpaper tongue of any cat I have ever had.
She has a cute little black beauty mark on her face, just like Marilyn Monroe and Cindy Crawford.
She got her name because I went to Aspen the weekend after I brought her home and I just liked how it sounded.
She can't jump from even the smallest height without grunting a high-pitched little grunt.
She hisses at the mere thought of George.
She is the only cat I have ever had to actually have a CAT-scan. Other than that, she has had fewer health problems than Lucy and George.
She spends most of her time in a box on top of the linen cabinet.


ReesePie said...

There it is! She's pretty.

Jill said...

Yep. Too bad she ain't so bright.