Playing Favorites

In the comments to yesterday’s post, SkyBlue State of Mind asks if Calpurnia is my favorite cat.  I suppose if you measure it by pictures or by words on the blog the answer is ‘yes’, as most of the posts center on her.

Partly this is due to her exotic looks – I have not had any pointed cats or Persians either before her.  I started looking into cat genetics when I adopted her mostly to understand how she came to look as she does.

It doesn’t hurt that she’s the best subject.  When you need three pictures a day to come out, you appreciate someone who doesn’t run out of frame in excitement, squint his eyes closed from the flash, or sit facing away from you, or go off on his own during prime photo time.  But Julie is the only one who gets to go out pretty much when he wants to.  Maybe that makes him the favorite.

Gus gets more treats than the others, and is allowed to eat from all the food dishes first.  Maybe this makes him the favorite.

I’ve had both Gus and Julius since their kittenhood, and for many years longer than Calpurnia.  I know them better, and know what they have had to live with.  Calpurnia is more of a mystery – she hasn’t been here as long, and I don’t know her as well.   In order to give her what she needs to be happy, I need to know what it is.  So from day to day I have to try to understand her better.

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8 Responses to Playing Favorites

  1. Jo Woolf says:

    Having seen the pic of Calla with her candyfloss paws I have now overdosed on cuteness way too early in the morning! And just how did Julie squash himself into that small basket? Lovely photos. How could you possibly choose a favourite? 🙂


  2. Kelly says:

    She certainly is gorgeous. I can see how she *might* be a favorite. But I also know that my “favorite” is usually the cat who is sitting beside me at the moment.


  3. littlemiao says:

    I have the same problem too – people think Sprocky must be my favorite because he has the most photos. but they’re all favorites, I think. 🙂


  4. Wazeau says:

    I find it hard to pick favorites out of your three (because you don’t have a big yellow boy or a tortie!) but if I had to, I think it would be Gus. Calla is too scary 🙂


  5. It’s clear to me, you have three favorites. I only have two favorites. if I had more cats, I’d have more favorites!


  6. skybluestateofmind says:

    A great post and fantastic answer! Thank you! I agree they are all special in their own ways! My cat was all grown up when I got him so his story before me (a stray) is forever a mystery. Every time I watch a Youtube video on cute kittens I am itching to adopt one! I want to witness their “crazy stage”. However, if/when I do get a kitten in the future, I know I am not going to love my current cat any less.


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