Daily Photo Reprise: Two Torties on One Lap, 2011

two tortoiseshell cats on my lap
Two torties on my lap.

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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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: Two Torties on One Lap, 2011

  • December 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Your life must be filled with such JOY!!

    • December 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Indeed, Maureen–they and all the others, it’s non-stop!


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