To think that Katie and I resisted a cat for so long. (Wasn’t ’til the fourth mouse sighting that we finally caved in to Anna’s pleas). Now we couldn’t imagine life without our Lola love.
In the beginning, Lola was only a “kitchen cat.” In hindsight, CPS (Cat Protective Services) should’ve been called. She was confined to our tiny kitchen all day because someone didn’t want her hair everywhere. Oh and she had a terrible sneezing problem, which we don’t need to get into. Slowly she melted out hearts and she was let out of solitary confinement.
Now she is our pride and joy. Multiple times a day we pick her up and squeeze her, so happy to have such a perfect cat. Mind you, she isn’t a very clever dear. As Katie says, “There ain’t much behind those eyes.” Really she probably has a learning disability, but was sadly never placed in an early intervention program. While some cats can open cabinets to get to their food bag, Lola can have the food bag open on the floor and will still whine to have food placed in her bowl. She also gets stuck on the rug constantly and is scared of curtains.
However, we love her for who she is.
To all those who have been wondering how she has been faring, here is a little state of the union on Lola.
She is eternally small. Truly the runt of the litter. We also suspect she has bunny ancestry. Part bunny, part cat=the perfect cat. Here Anna is encouraging her to embrace her bunny roots. She is conducting a scientific experiment on just how much of a bunny Lola is. Hypothesis: She’ll pick up the carrot in both paws and nibble away. Result: She batted the carrot around for a bit. Conclusion: About 7.96% bunny.
While some cats don’t give a toot about people, Lola is truly happiest with a human to lean on. The minute you sit down, she will run over to nuzzle. Very physically and emotionally needy. She cuddles in the crack of the couch when we are gone.
But can bring the ‘tude when need be. She has spent the entire summer trying to stay cool on a stack of magazines. Given all the time she spends snoozing, we have to give her daily encouragements a la Oprah: “Are you living your best life Lola?! It’s time to start living your best life!”
But she also encourages us. Here, Lola gives Anna a high five as she diligently works from home.
Ever since Sarah’s wedding, I’ve been on a temporary tattoo kick. As a pediatric nurse, I feel I can justify it in the professional setting (both on the floor and in my research job). I’ve only interrupted one meeting, when the Doctor stopped mid-sentence with “What is that glittery stuff on your arm?!” And I could reasonably respond with “the kids love it!”Anyways, this one goes out to Lola. In the rare event that I ever get a tattoo, it will surely have to be a pun.