On 12-Jun-18 10:35, Penny wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:09:31 +0100, Vicky Ayech <***@gmail.com>
> scrawled in the dust...
>> #2 daughter's cat was a rescue cat with attitude and delicate
>> sensibilities. When her partner moved in he pulled a lot of his fur
>> out in places (cat pulled own fur, not partner pulling own or cat's)
>> and it took him months to reccover. WHen grandson, now 20 months old,
>> came along the cat was very upset. Lap of daughter was often occupied
>> by new thing. Time had to be made for cat lap access.
>> Then it got so much worse. Grandson on the move turned out to be a cat
>> lover, just like his mum. Cat did not reciprocate and took measures.
>> Grandson is a tough little boy and is not deterred. For a long while
>> cat was one of only 3 words he could use. All animals were cat and he
>> followed the poor cat anywhere he could get to. Grandson was often
>> covered in scratches and little injuries where the cat said he didn't
>> want to play.
>> Luckily they are no longer in a flat and a 4 story house allows lots
>> of hiding places :). I haven't seen the cat on the last 3 visits.
> I, rather reluctantly, agreed to rehouse SiL's two cats. The older female,
> Sadie (although Sadist might have been more appropriate) was a very grumpy
> elderly female who dribbled constantly, didn't seem to like people and
> really disliked children. Our youngest was a toddler when she arrived and
> would try to get Sadie to play with her. Fortunately Sadie kept herself
> well out of reach most of the time.
> The other cat, Charlie, was very friendly and kind and became even more so
> after Sadie died. He was a great companion to me and would lie across the
> back of my shoulders like a scarf.
There must be something special about cats called Charlie.
Ours was a large (but not fat) very friendly cat who would climb up onto
my shoulders, rub his face against my chin (& mouth if I didn't take
evasive action) whilst thwacking my other ear with his tail.
I still have a few very old tee-shirts with pinholes across the shoulders.