Friday, September 5, 2014

Not Always the Little Menace

A few more words about Cammie before I move on to other cats. And I do have other cats, though you may not know it from this blog. Cammie seems to take up quite a few articles here, but only because it is her personality that is changing the most right now.

From the previous article, you may think that she is a non-stop trouble-maker. But she is not. Even with the roommates whom she annoys - or tries to annoy - the most, she is not always a little menace. Tungsten will tolerate her from time to time, as may be seen in these photographs; and if the orange one periodically doesn’t mind her, then there’s hope yet.

Much of the time, Cammie is sleeping, or resting or snoozing. There is so much to do in that line, after all. So many ways to take one’s leisure. I have mentioned that she uses Bear-Bear’s old cat-bed. I realised after I had written that, that it is the only cat-bed she does use. She once stepped through another cat-bed, but that was the extent of her use of it. However, the princess doesn’t need a cat-bed to enjoy being lazy. Sometimes, she just needs the sun.

And so, Cammie lives her days in what I hope is comfort. I don’t know whether she is happy or not. It’s hard to tell with her; as befits one from the Orient, she is, as the stereotype used to run, inscrutable. Sometimes she purrs, so I think she is content, at least sometimes. And that’s frequently the most that we can hope for ourselves, too.


  1. She looks pretty content to us. :-)

    And "we" cats are lucky in that we're essentially based in the present moment, unlike our human servants who always seem to "tax their lives with forethought of grief." (Or who dwell on the "what ifs" of the past.)

    Wishing you all a good weekend!

  2. It sure sounds like Cammie is happy. And naps are just the best thing ever. Happy Friday to all of you.

  3. The way she is enjoying the sun, she looks very content.

  4. She seems happy at your house. She is thriving, relaxing, playing and eating. She looks comfortable in her photos. I believe you have done wonders for that sweet little misunderstood girl!

    1. Thank you for the compliment, Marty. Cammie is quite the wonder herself.

  5. She certainly appears pretty content to me. The fact she can be found relaxing in the company of others, enjoying the sun puddles, and purring on occasion would suggest she's a place she feels safe and secure.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. She looks happy to us too. If she is relaxed enough to sleep that close to another cat, she must be somewhat happy. Happy Monday to all.