We know now that she really loves us...this sweet kitty has lived in California, Florida and now here with us...we have never ever had a kitten that we didn't actually meet before buying/adopting...cat people say that your kitten should choose you! Lucy chose me and our bond is strong...but we chose Roxie...without seeing her in person...well in kitten...and after she was loved by another person. We even changed her name! We did everything we swore we would never do with Roxie...she flew by herself from Florida to Newark...we fell in love with her without even touching her. But some how we knew she was meant to be with us. Den and I think we have been earning her trust and love. I don't even think she even liked me at all in the beginning...she wanted her other person. But lately...she needs to touch us...she follows me everywhere. She purrs at us. She races to the door when we come in...she knows every inch of this house...her house. She finally looks in our eyes when we tell her how much we love her. She has a rightful place in our little family. She sits by me when Lucy gets her pills...she stays with Lucy when Lucy uses her inhaler...she walks up to Lucy gently now rather than somersaulting into her...I even saw her walk Lucy to the litterbox room and wait for her patiently...too funny! Den thinks...as much as we love Roxie Blue...that she will never be as smart as Lucy. Roxie still doesn't know on which side a door opens, if curtains are closed she doesn't know how to push her head through to look out but she is still a baby...she watches everything Lucy does and she will learn!
Roxie loves Lucy!
So...we all fit together...the four of us...we belong to each other. Whenever I walk down the hall or go into a room...I have a tiny kitty pack of two behind me. They both like sparkly things...Roxie steals glasses and Lucy eats plants...Roxie hates catnip...Lucy adores it...they both love Greek yogurt...Lucy adores fruit...Roxie won't touch it...and any glass or straw will be attacked by Roxie while Lucy seems to look at her with shock and awe. Roxie takes the highest perch on the kitty towers...Lucy used to but now her little arthritic limbs keep her on the lower ones. They love to be brushed side by side on the kitty lounger in our bedroom and they sleep side by side in their separate beds. It's all we can ask for. If Lucy is in my lap Roxie is touching her and as close as she can be. I see clearly the difference in their ages...Roxie...limber, agile, fast, learning...Lucy Grace...gently aging...slower, a bit cranky..watching her now is like seeing a beloved friend getting older.
They are fun and we love them and we take every day with them with gratitude as long as the four of us can be together.
This is the photo that made us want her!
Just off the plane!
Together at last...Happy Saturday!
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