This is Minnie.
She — like Biggie — hates pigeons, has some breathing problem that makes her sound like a tiny piston, and loves having her armpits rubbed.
She took so long to get comfortable with us. She didn't do that cat thing where they squirrel away under a bed, thankfully. Minnie investigated each room and got right up in Biggie's ugly mug and said, "... the fuck?" She didn't sleep at all the first night.
Minnie immediately took a shine to Elliott which both enraged and annoyed me. My relationship with cats has always been of the loving-too-much variety. I'm Lenny and cats are that lady that Lenny squeezed to death.
|Elliott being appropriately nice to the cat.|
Then the yarn got painfully tangled in her furry cat tail and she blamed me for it.
She didn't even stop playing with it! She was meowing because her tail was hurting but each time she twitched, the yarn moved which distracted her and she pulled on the yarn making the knot more impossible. Each time I went to help her she moved away from me and broke my heart into a million splinters. Elliott came and saved her and shit on my heart-shards.
Our relationship has positively grown exponentially since then. She's so picky re: the sort of attention she will allow me to give her. I'm not allowed to lie down next to her — she cheeses it and I won't see her for an hour.
She will, however, let me get away with this:
We also spend a lot of time bonding in the washroom. I hang out in the washroom a lot: watching movies, drinking water, clipping my toenails... The washroom is awesome and it brings me peace. I think this peace is what attracts Minnie to bathroom-Dana.
|This is her drinking water/having it on her face.|
I tried to lock her out (because she sniffs our toothbrushes and it fills me with unjustified rage) and she poked her little red paws under the door and breathed heavily until I let her in.
|"I heard you peeing."|
Anyways, Minnie's a ball. She's a shedding, wheezing, moody ball.
Here's an anti-climactic video of her determining the best way to systematically tear Christmas down: