Totem of Sloth

You might have forgotten, because I haven't mentioned them lately, but we still have those pesky furbabies, the cats. And one of them is a very active MMORPG player:

Obviously, Owen is a non-combat pet.

He's such a nebbish, this guy, so neurotic, needing to know where everyone is at all times, and needing to be with us when we are taking so much as a moment's pause. He sits on the couch with Cupcake while she's watching TV, but he really likes laps -- when I am the only adult home, and I am sitting at my computer, he will climb up and arrange himself so that he is laying directly on my arm, so that I have no choice but to pet him whenever I move the mouse.

It's weird: the Girls want nothing to do with us, most of the time, or at the very least they want nothing to do with Cupcake -- she's too loud, a little too rough yet, and she doesn't understand about how they like to be scratched just so behind their ears or under their chin, and of course they hate kisses. Owen wants to be loved all the time, and he tolerates all the attention that any of us will give him; never has he so much as perked up an ear, even when Cupcake has poked him in the eye.

Ssssh, don't tell anyone, but he's secretly my favorite.


  1. there better be good pictures (and video!) of the birthday party!!!

  2. aaaawwww, my Sinatra looked just like that. I still miss him.

  3. that? is a great cat name.