Pinot, Smudge and Merlot (3 sisters) and Korky (one grand feline matriarch). Without cats a house is not a home. So, my temporary domicile can be considered a home 4 times over at present. Not quite a mental home for me but who knows what is destined to be for me in the days yet to come…The Good, the Bad or the Ugly???
Pinot, the Batty…black and white cat, looks at Korky confused as though looking into the future by 10 years and seeing herself aged. Tendency to sleep in the clothes basket on the landing. Always best to check before throwing socks into the receptacle late at night and running the risk of annoying the young dozing feline.
Smudge, the Fatty…grey and white cat, sits like a furry Buddha and enjoys sampling the food from all the bowls laid out in the kitchen, hallway and lounge. Tendency to sleep on an exercise mat at the moment, which is ironic considering the size of her. Traces of ginger colouring seeping through the grey fur for some reason.
Merlot, the Scatty…another grey and white cat, but more sleek and refined than her blunderpuss of a sister Smudge. Tendency to jump at any noise is far less than in times past but still scatty about sudden movements. Seems to view Korky as a mother figure, which is good as she is lacking that at present.
Korky…the non-Ratty…the black and white feline matriarch of the residence. After years of sole attention she suddenly had 3 strangers thrust upon her. A few hisses and swipes and then all well. Amazing how well she has accepted the 3 whippersnappers. Sees Pinot as herself young, Merlot as a charge to be watched over, Smudge as, well, Smudge…
Whatever lies ahead for me and loved ones, here are 4 cats living in harmony together in their home for years to come. The mind is eased at knowing that happiness and non-confusion lies ahead for them. I wish the same could be said of other creatures walking the planet.