A short and sweet post today. We’ve named Chocolat Ms Grumps because she is famously a typical Tortoiseshell with that whole ‘everything on my terms’ thing. She loves chin scratches and being stroked and the occasional hug but hates being kissed on the head or approached when she’s just not in the mood. She also sulks a lot, and is very vocal (Marmalade squeaks but looks like he’s roaring).
Apart from that, they have both settled in really well, so different now that they know this is their forever home (they are rescue cats, they came home with us in September). Marmalade has come out of his shell and is still a bit skittish/timid when it comes to loud noises and being picked up, but he loves tummy-rubs and is more than happy to curl up with you wherever you’re sitting.
“Name the different kinds of people,’ said Miss Lupescu. ‘Now.’
Bod thought for a moment. ‘The living,’ he said. ‘Er. The dead.’ He stopped. Then, ‘… Cats?’ he offered, uncertainly.”
– Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book.