Saturday, November 7, 2009

Feline Tails: Introducing Angel

Angel, currently also called Aunt Angel, is the oldest of our present generation of six cats. She and her brother Dickens came to us in 1999 as young kittens. Their mom cat, a sleek black shorthair, was scheduled to be spayed when she met a yellow tom in the neighborhood, and her human already had five children, two dogs, and her ... so she put an ad in the paper and we appeared. We were looking for a calico and Angel was orange and white and tabby and very cute. Her brother was black and white and adorable as well, so we adopted both of them.
   Sadly, I don't have any digital photos of Dickens, who passed away at the age of seven from a congenital kidney condition. But Angel has stayed with us and is now the "senior" cat in this new generation, which is why we refer to her sometimes as Aunt Angel. She doesn't like any of the five other cats, but most especially she dislikes Yang the Imperial. She screams when she sees him enter the room. They have had some scuffles, but mostly it's all noise. She spends a lot of time on the top of the chair, as you can see in the photo, and on the kitchen counter top to avoid running into other cats on the floor. She does love her humans, however, and is a sweetie to us just as much as she is a grump to felines.

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