Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lola the Cat

Many of you have asked how Lola is doing. She's settling in just fine. She and Cadbury still haven't really met, but they look at each other through the cage and through the fireplace screen. They don't seem particularly interested in each other, and that's fine.

Lola can be quite a handful. One of the reasons Dan picked her out was because we wanted a sedate, older cat who wouldn't be much trouble. We thought we were getting someone who would do a lot of this:



















As it turns out, she's more like this:















Always playing, running about, stalking things (both real and imaginary), and getting into places she's got no business being. She chews puzzle pieces and knocked my nearly-complete puzzle onto the floor. She gets in cabinets. She climbs into weird places, gets stuck and needs rescue, and then she's off again like nothing happened. Nothing that we do escapes her notice, and she gets very jealous when one of us goes in a room and shuts her out.

She's a fun girl, though, and for all her activity and leaping about, she's pretty graceful and hasn't broken anything (yet). We're glad she's so happy and confident, but after so many years with an old cat, we're a little overwhelmed at times by all her energy. Day or night, she's never in one place long, not even here:















Oh well. Things will calm down as we continue to get to know each other.

13 comments:

The Fab Furs said...

It sounds like Lola enjoys her new home and its residents. "Mine, all mine."

the Bag Lady said...

Sounds like she still has lots of kitten in her!
My old cat still occasionally goes into "crazy cat" mode, running and playing like he's gone insane, but not as often as he used to.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

As I recall you were a little taken aback by Cadbun's energy level when he arrived as well. Your home seems to make animals happy and very active! She does have beautiful stripes.

Christina said...

Lola is just gorgeous. I think she feels safe and content in her new home and it brought the kitten out in her. How fun!

Lisa said...

She is soooo pretty.

Behavior like that seems perfectly normal and healthy for a kitty of any age! At least she's staying in shape. Maybe you can take her running?

Leah J. Utas said...

Lola's full of life.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lola does sound like fun!

Thomma Lyn said...

Lola's so beautiful! Sounds like she's having a great time in her new home. :)

divakitty said...

What ever Lola wants...

The Bunns said...

Now here is your deal - Lola just needs a C. A. T. f r i e n d! A Kitty-Boy.. What's your fed-ex addy????

Bob-kat said...

Sounds like you've given her e new lease of life with a new place to explore ;-) She looks lovely though.

Glenna said...

It's been a nutty week, and I just realized that I missed your post somehow! Sounds to me like you should send Lola to spend a wild weekend with Kitty Boy! LOL! Lola sounds like a dear, and I like her little stripey stockings.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

How old is she? Zinger started slowing down when he hit 7 years old.