Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Rosie is my dear, sweet kitty that Rue gave me for my 21st birthday this last July. One day he came home and handed my a shoebox and said, "Happy Birthday!". I heard a little meow and I opened the box to the cutest little kitten. I picked her up and cuddled her for the longest time. She was so sweet. I bought her a little collar with a bell on it. She was so tiny that we could not hear her when she was walking around. I was afraid that she was going to get stepped on! My little bell was the perfect idea and if she couldn't be found all you had to do was stop and listen for the little bell.
She was sweet and also feisty! She loved to play and would "attack" your feet whenever she got the chance, and she still does. She would hide around the corner in the hallway and jump out at you when she heard you coming. She was only as big as a coffee mug. So, try to imagine a little ball of fur as big as a coffee mug arching her back and "attacking" your feet. It was the cutest thing. She would also do this little thing where she would arch ber back and run/bounce across the floor. Rue played the most rough with her and she loved it and still does.
But of course all little kittens must grow up, but she is still very small for a full grown cat. She still loves to play rough and "attack" you, but also loves to cuddle. One thing she hates is to be alone. Most cats would run and hide if there were a lot of people around but she wants to be with everyone.
When I go to bed at night she sits by the bedroom door and meows for a couple minutes before she realizes I won't be coming back out. When the alarm goes off she hears it and comes and scratches at the bedroom door until I get up. Then I must pick her up and cuddle her for a few minutes. She just purrs and purrs. And then starts "attacking" my feet!
I love my little Rosie! I think she is the sweetest cat in the world! :)
(My mom took these pictures of Rosie.)