Seeing as though this is the start of my Spring Break – finally – I am going to celebrate Caturday by featuring cats – specifically Buzz’s cats – in repose.
McKenzie is known by many other names: Kinzie, Kinzie-coot, Cootemeyer, and Kinzalita. She’s the older, dominant cat even though she is also the smaller of the two. She’s not fond of being picked up, but I do it anyway because she is eminently foldable and soft. She just squints at me, licks her chops, and starts waving her paw in the air to let me know in no uncertain terms to unhand her.
Kincaid’s awkward shape has given rise to her most common nickname: Piglet. It’s so common, in fact, that I almost forget what her “real” name is. She likes being picked up even less than Kinzie does. She’s shredded more than her fair share of sweaters to make us well aware of her dislike. To say she is vocal – whether pleased or otherwise – would be the understatement of the year.It’s not quite evident in this picture, but Pigalita’s got some of the largest eyes I’ve ever seen in a cat.
As for me and my first day of vacation, I shall be taking a lesson from our feline friends and practicing the art of being in repose. I’ll just have less fur and some coffee.