Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Peepers the Cat
She was so tiny, she fit in the palm of my hand. She made the most pitiful peeping noises, hence, the name Peepers. I had wanted a more exotic name for her, but nothing fit. For the first few weeks she was my baby. I held her when she slept, and when she was hungry, she'd make that pitiful sound and run out to the kitchen to be fed. Because of the other 2 cats and our dog Lily, I had to feed her on the kitchen table, and she would reach up with her front paws for me to pick her up. As soon as her belly was full, she was ready to sleep and I would hold her in the crook of my arm and just gazed at her sweet face, often taking her into the bedroom, and while still holding her, taking a nap myself.
Nandy, one of my daughter's rabbits, comes out occasionally to 'play' with Peepers, however, it mostly consists of sitting patiently while Peepers mauls him. No bunnies were hurt in the taking of these pictures:
Lily, on the other hand, has been a perfect nursmaid and playmate. Although a little rambunctious herself, most of the time they manage to play well together. And even enjoy some naptime together.
Peepers, on the other hand, reigns supreme on the top perch: