Sunday, November 18, 2012

Monday Memories - Leia II

Last post we talked about the mom's first cat, Leia.  She was playful and very smart, and she didn't miss a thing.  A couple years after the mom took in Leia, a young tabby started greeting the mom after work.  Eventually he took up residence on her front porch and never left.  Finally one very cold early April evening, the mom let him in the house after the water in his bowl froze.   This was the mom's third cat, Rob Roy.

Attila & Leia

It took Leia 2 days to size Robbie up, and she knew exactly what to do to lure him in.  She was on the couch, and when Robbie came in the room, Leia started playing.  She was hopping about, reaching between the cushions and having a great time.  She made cute little chirping sounds.  This caught Robbie's attention, and the closer he came to her, the less playful Leia became.  When he was at the foot of the couch, she was sitting there, waiting for him.  Just before he jumped on the couch to join in the fun, she whapped him in the face.

How proud she was!  You could see it in her face, the way she held her tail and the way she moved.  Sadly for Robbie, he fell for this trick many times, and Leia didn't ever to seem to tire of it.  The mom was impressed that she figured this out after knowing Robbie less than 48 hours.

Sometimes the mom would take Leia & Attila visiting.  Once, they were over at the mom's parents house.  The mom was playing with Leia on the stairs.  Leia was backing up the stairs and the mom's hand was advancing towards her.  When the mom got to the top of the stairs, just her head was poking up.  She could see Leia's face change, and she could see she had an idea, but the mom didn't know what she was going to do.  So she stayed still.  Leia walked up to her then popped her in the face.

Again, how proud she was!  Her head and tail were high was she pranced away.  She really shocked the mom!

Web photo that looks like Leia.

Leia had the mom's number, too.  She would pop up from behind the couch and start playing with the mom.  The mom naturally would bend over the back of the couch to play.  When her guard was down, Leia would pop her one in the face.  Like Robbie, the mom fell for this time and again.  But Leia got so much pleasure and was so proud at having gotten the better of her, the mom didn't mind, and had to laugh at her.  What a character!

Korats, which the mom believes Leia was, are known to be very playful and intelligent.  This certainly fit Leia!

17 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

What a smart cat Leia was! We SO love hearing these stories about her larger than life purrsonality. :)

Katie Isabella said...

Oh I loved reading about her style and playfulness. What a beauty she had to have been too. XXXOOO

Katnip Lounge said...

ha ha ha!! It sounds like Leia had a little BOXER in her!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Ha ha ha! Wow--Leia was a tough kitty! The first rule of Fight Club..... heh heh.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Wonderful story! Wonderful memories! Wow did that kitty have a lot of character!!

Prancer Pie said...

HaHaMeow! What a great story. We lufs the ones where the humans get tricked!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Leia sounds like she was a LOT of fun! I wish I could have known her.

Marg said...

That Leia sounds like such a fun cat. And she was a smart one too. She had all of you trained really well. Hope you have a great week.

The Island Cats said...

Oh that Leia was a smart one! We're kinda glad we never met her ourselves! ;)

Pat Hatt said...

Sure sounds like one smart kitty, getting the better of humans is always fun.

Brian said...

She was sure a beauty and the memories made us smile too!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Leia sounds like a tough little cookie - we love it when they're spunky.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Lucy the Cat said...

What a character Leia was! I really enjoyed reading about this fun, feisty girl.

CCL Wendy said...

Haha! It sounds so much like my Domino! She just whaps her brothers faces to keep them in line. They are only allowed to get so close.

And Domino has whapped me on more than one occasion, too -- just because she figured I needed it.

The moral of the story is: Don't mess with the alpha kitty (which Leia certainly was).

ABBY said...

Oh that girl was a smart one!!!

Katz Tales said...

Awww, what a sweet story!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Giving a good whack to our family is such great fun. Our Mss Fitz is the whacker around our home. Come too close while playing, whack!