Today is Cindy's third birthday.
Cenerentola is Italian for Cinderella. I know this because Rossini wrote an opera by that name, and I saw it on tv years ago.
Cindy could be a nickname for Cinderella, couldn't it?
It's also Columbus Day, so we've come back around to the Italian theme. I have no idea what it may mean, but our Cindy is no Cinderella. In fact, she's more like the step-sister who makes the heroine's life miserable.
And that's what's happening here. Cindy is very lively and very aggressive. She bothers both cats, but Dolly mostly, and I mean she attacks Dolly frequently and Dolly, who is a mild-mannered person, has taken to hissing and even growling for the past month whenever Cindy comes near. I don't see any end to this behavior, because Cindy wants to be number one, and Dolly will always be our Number One. And she doesn't seem to realize that "getting along with everybody" is another option. But she isn't all bad - she has cute ways. She purrs the minute you pick her up. She will jump into your lap when she sees you sitting and will curl up and fall asleep right away. She would be a fine pet for someone who would keep her inside, give her affection and have her as their only pet.
We are hoping to find such a person. Meanwhile, a Happy Birthday to you, Cindy. It would be nice if you could act like a little princess, just for one day.