Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bella (Tabby Tuesday)

I have written a lot about the bonding that has occurred between Baci and Dolce. But there is one effect of this bonding that I have not written about; its effect on Bella.

Bella has always been a very independant cat. She would play with Smudge and even with Magoo sometimes, but she never seemed to need to play with either of them. When we brought Dolce home, Dolce wanted to play with Bella after all they were the two girls of the house. Bella really did not want any part of it. In fact, Dolce's exhuberance seemed to be causing Bella even more stress.

Now with Baci to keep her preoccupied, Dolce leaves Bella alone; and that suits Bella fine. She is reverting back to the thoughtful loving lady cat she was before Dolce. She will hop up onto the couch and make biscuits on whoever is laying there watching TV or reading a book. We have even caught her playing tub hockey with one of the catnip mouses. I think she is practising for this year's CatOlympics.

She comes for some chin scritches on a regular basis and even greets us in the morning with a tiny little chirp as we get out of the shower. She insists on helping my wife with her makeup every morning. I think Baci likes her too, but she will not play with him. At least, they aren't scrapping and hissing at each other.

I had almost forgot what a beautiful little soul there was behind those big yellow-green eyes.

Pee Ess: Who ever left the puddle in the bathroom for Dad to step in, is officially on the Naughty List for the rest of the year. Not even donating blood or a kidney will get you off it.


  1. Bella is a lovely lady cat. Glad she is doing well. Naughty list, no way!

  2. I am glad that she is doing well and that Baci helped keep Dolce from bothering her. We little ones don't mean to be a bother--we just want to play!

  3. What a pretty girl and a magnificent tail to accentuate her beautiful cat. Glad to see Bella!

  4. Bella is such a classic beauty. I'm so glad she is back to her old self. Isn't funny how the other cats can bring out the best in the other ones, even if they don't know they are doing it. Jasper really wasn't a super affectionate cat until we brought Huggy and Josie into our family.

    (the McKitten-Cats' mom)

  5. oh my goodness, lookit all that beautiful fluff! our Lady's gonna keep coming back to your site to look at this picture again and again.