I. The Name
Mom loved the name "Trudy" but Dad wasn't too crazy about it so they are still calling her Little Cat Zee. Mom said that as long as she can have another Cat she doesn't care what she's called.
When I got my name the entire family wrote suggestions on the marker board. Mom said they wrote about 30 possible names for me. The rule was that if anyone didn't like one of the names, they crossed it off. After a week or so, the only name left was "Rascal." That's how I got my name. How do Cats usually get their names?
II. What the V-E-T Said
Mom took Catzee to the V-E-T for her check-up. The V-E-T told Mom about the Tortie purrsonality. He said that Tortie's are high energy, extremely curious, very playful Cats. Mom said that's exactly what she wanted because she figured I wouldn't be too thrilled about a new Cat and it would have to put up with Some Stuff for awhile. Ha. She was right about that.
The V-E-T was very glad that she had an older Cat around to keep her occupied and teach her the ropes. He said that I have every right to hiss and growl and bite and swat as much as I want because I was there first. He said the humans aren't allowed to interfere because this is Cat Business. So maybe this V-E-T isn't so bad after all.
I have to say that she doesn't require as much hissing now as she did the first couple of days. She seems to be catching on as to Who's Boss.
The V-E-T also said that in about 3 weeks or so we'd start to get along. Hmmph. I don't know about that. Here's our progress. Judge for yourselves.
III. My Weight
When my ears were bothering me I was kind of grumpy and didn't eat much. Now that my ears feel good again I am back to my old self. I am sitting up for treats again. In fact I am demanding treats again. Mom said she isn't worried about my weight, she was just glad that the Lady V-E-T didn't have to fuss at me about it again. Me too.