A barrel... with legs

Yep, sorry, a little more Crazy-Cat-Ladyness. I can't help myself. Sophie is just about to turn 6 months old and wow, she has grown in the last four months. She weighed 900g when I brought her home at 10 weeks and she's now heading towards 3kg. (No, I'm not completely obsessed - I had to weigh her to work out which worming treatment to give her.) She is typical of the breed in that she is short and very stocky, just like a little barrel with legs. The great thing about those short legs is that she is still waaaaay too small to jump on the kitchen bench. Graceful, skinny cats could do it with barely any effort, even cats much younger, but Boofhead Sophie just jumps and jumps and barely makes it halfway up the cupboard door. As you can tell I'm just devastated about that...


























































And to prove that she doesn't sleep ALL the time... She's not really that dark but it was night time with dim lighting in my bathroom. And I have no idea what that little nod is at the 00.42 mark. It looks like she was waiting for a cue from offstage.

5 comments:

Hippomanic Jen said...

So cute. Our cat used to have a fascination with being in the bathtub until one day there was water left in it. I tell you, the surface tension of the water was enough for him to jump back out of the tub in a single bound.

She is looking great. And don't worry - she is fooling you about the not being able to jump up on the kitchen bench thing.

Swift Jan said...

She is a very pretty kitty!!

Femina said...

Sorry, I should have said she can't reach the kitchen bench YET. She's giving it a red-hot go and it's only a matter of time...

Heh - I now lock Sophie out of the bathroom when I'm having a relaxing bath. A few weeks ago she jumped up onto the side of the bath as I was having a soak... I had visions of her falling in and my naked body being slashed by the claws of a panicked cat trying to get out a deep bath. Now I close the door.

Crazy Sister said...

She's so beautiful! You're a very talented photographer. Now you need some LOL captions...

Femina said...

Thanks - I think it's more that I'm having a love affair with the macro function on my camera, so everything looks 'arty' by default because it's in close-up.

I can take the photos but I could never think of the captions for LOL cats. Speaking of which, this one made me laugh so much:
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