Sunday, October 12, 2014

la Cenerentola

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.

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  1. :-) I hope you find someone. She sounds like a one person/one cat kitty. She's a pretty one too.

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Yes, that's what she needs - to be with people, not cats. What a little ruffian!

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  2. Happy birthday to Cindy. She looks very sweet and I'm sure the right someone is out there looking for a cat just like her.

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    1. This is what we're hoping, Tracy.

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  3. Oh dear, they are just like kids, two will happily play nicely , but add a third and you get trouble, hope you can find someone suitablefor her to start again with.
    Is there a chance you could put up a sign on your library noticeboard ?

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    1. The trouble is, Margaret, that we want to be sure of the person, so we'd rather it could be someone we know, or know of. We feel responsible.

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    2. Of course, that is perfectly understandable.
      Maybe you could do a small display of cat related books and just let the conversations and connections to cat lovers happen, and a well known borrower might be just the one.

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  4. Good luck, Lisa. This is sad. Any updates? I guess not, but I'm hoping to hear she's in a new home soon. ♥

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    1. Don't hold your breath, Val. It's more like we're hoping someone will come along who's just right for her. We want to be sure she'll be treated well, and be happy. Meanwhile, she's in the basement not only every night, but now during the day when we're at work. Funny thing, you'd think she would avoid the place when we're home, but no - after I fed them supper she went back downstairs for a couple of hours! She's a funny little thing. But Dolly is licking her tummy area practically raw in her anxiety. I pray for the right person to appear!

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    2. Poor Dolly. Of course you would want the right person.

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