There really are two torties on my lap, Kelly on the left curled up on top of Cookie. And Cookie is not complaining or threatening death to Kelly.
Actually, I have my legs crossed, and Cookie is curled in the hollow, actually on the seat, and Kelly is mostly on my leg, so she’s not really using Cookie as a bed.
For all the tortitudinal reputation tortoiseshell calico cats have, I feel blessed with the two nicest torties I’ve ever met. The girls are friends, not sister-girlfriends or anything, but they more than tolerate each other especially as the years have gone by. Sometimes they’ll get a little tired of each other and I’ll hear a low growl, sort of.
It’s funny to look at them now, the two oldest at 19 and 17, and remember when Kelly first arrived at about age 4 and Cookie was 6 with a big attitude about this scared and scrawny cat, asking me why we had to have another tortoiseshell when we already had a perfectly good, well-rounded one! She would never have admitted it, but my confident Cookie was a little worried she’d be replaced! She needn’t have worried. She figured that out.
But for cases like this, I’m glad I have long arms so that I can reach waaaay forward to type on the keyboard.
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