Monday, November 19, 2012

Two Timing Tuesday - Leia III

We've been talking about the mom's first cat, Leia.  If you are thinking the mom is done with this subject, you just don't know her very well!  Once she gets going, no one can shut her up!

One of the personality traits of Korats is the strong bond they develop with a favorite feline and person.  For Leia, she loved her son Attila, and except for bopping Robbie, she ignored all other felines she lived with.

For many years the mom was her favorite person and she regularly hugged her around the neck and then head bumped her, but men were her true favorites.

Leia in the snow.

She got to know her Uncle Bob, and the mom became a second class citizen.  Leia would still hug and bump her on occasions, but the number one person in her world was Uncle Bob.  He could do things to her that, if the mom tried, would mean blood on the floor.  Bob could scratch her belly, play with her tail and even dangle her upside down.  The mom gasped when she saw this!  Leia hated these things and one look at her face showed just how much, but her #1 person could do anything and get away with it.

After the mom got married, the dad became person #1.  Leia always loved getting one over on the mom and this was a good excuse to do just that.  If the mom and dad were watching TV, instead of walking up to the dad and jumping into his lap, Leia would walk past the dad, past the mom, jump up on the couch, walk across the mom then lie down in the dad's lap.  There was no doubt she was making a point of showing the mom where she preferred to lounge.  And the mom wasn't it.

A Korat who looks like Leia from the web.
Does the face say, "I'm too smart for my own good?"

If the mom was upset, like when her grandpa died, Leia would hug and head bump her, as if she was saying, "There, there, there.  It will be ok."  (This sensitivity to people's emotions is another Korat trait.)  And Leia always slept with the mom, no matter who was her favorite.

She was fussy and not just any man could be person #1.  One fellow the mom dated mentioned Leia never made a sound and wondered what her voice sounded like.  If you did something Leia didn't like, she would give a warning and if you didn't stop, she'd put an end to it her way.  So the mom scratched her belly until she said "Rhat!"  She wisely stopped.  Leia then walked past the guy and as she did, he stroked her back and tail.  When the mom saw that she yelled "NO!", but it was too late and Leia scratched him.  He wanted the mom to punish her, but the mom couldn't because she had given her warning.  It was a toss up as to which one he was madder at.  He wasn't #1 material!

Another web Korat photo.
What a cutie!

Have we bored you yet?  Ha ha!  We bet you didn't think we ramble on this long!  But now you know better - the mom is a self indulgent windbag.  Purrs, and thanks for putting up with us.

24 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

The cat before me was very loyal to my human like Leia was to yours, but she liked men a lot too. In fact, she was a groupie! She loved musicians (my human dated a number of them), and her favorite human was one guy who my human was involved with for quite a long time. This guy was trouble and he was no good for her, which only shows that the cat before me had as bad a taste in men as my human did!

Marg said...

I think it is fun hearing all about the before cats. That Leia sounds like quite a character. There are no choices in humans around here. There is only one and if another one comes, we run and hide. Great post. Take care.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

It's great hearing about Leia. I'm sure we all have lots of stories about our before cats that we don't get to tell often enough. Your blog is just the place, with the audience who wants to hear all of them! Leis sounds like a wonderful cat who did things her own way when it came to people.

haopee said...

That's alright. We were forewarned with regard to the rambles. And that's just fine It's not often we hear about Korats... I mean, listening to the narration in Cats 101 wasn't entirely enough to enjoy what it'd feel to have one personally.

Leia is indeed too smart for her own good. LOL.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Ginger Jasper said...

I like reading about the one's before and this little one sounded a real cutie but full of fire too.. HUgs GJ xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Leia had Personality, capital P! ;-)

We don't have anyone other than our human, so we don't get to choose who our favourite might be. It's rather one-sided for our person. LOL.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We enjoyed reading about Leia and love to hear stories of all "before" cats. When Mum was looking for 2 cats (who came before Hannah and Lucy) she went to the Cat's Protection League and looked at some litters of kittens there. One all black kitten climbed up the leg of her jeans and she held him - then put him down to have another look at them all but he climbed up again and hung on until she knew she was spoken for - she called him Max. Her late husband chose a kitten for himself and she soon learned that she was No. 2 cat when Maxie wanted cuddles from Mum.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Pat Hatt said...

haha humans do seem to like to talk a lot. Hanging upside down? Wow she did let men get away with a lot.

Brian said...

We never get tired of hearing all about the wonderful ones!,

The Island Cats said...

We are enjoying these Leia stories! She was quite a character!

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Cole Cat said...

Wow! We had no idea! Before stories are always interesting. Leia is quite the character! Purrs...from the crew at Colehauscats.com

meowmeowmans said...

We love these stories about Leia! Especially the one about her whacking that guy your mom dated. Our mom says our angel sister Bitsy was a true litmus test of the character of the guys she dated. Bitsy hissed, ran away, or hid from some of them. But she came right up to the dad, purring and giving him head bonks the first time she met him!

Graphite was a Russian Blue mix, and they, too, tend to bond strongly to one person. He liked the mom and all, but he was a daddy's boy for sure. Moosey, who looks nothing at all like Graphite, displays so many of the same behaviors and traits ... he's a Russian Blue trapped in a white and tabby cat body. :)

Hugs!

Sammy

Katnip Lounge said...

What a clever girl! The lap-walking story is too funny...we'll have to give that one a go. Teach our Mommy a lesson.

Katie Isabella said...

She reminds me of my Robin, back `18 years ago.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are enjoying hearing about Leia. She sounds like she was a lovely ladycat.

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

What cutie pies!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

One of the Kitties who came before was loving and loyal and true. The Human was always #1 with him, although he was kind of a manwhore who'd love the one he was with--still The Human was always #1.

Me, not so much! Ha ha ha. I loves ME. I am my own #1.

But say, we are lovin' these stories. Let the Windbag blow--you can walk away, Oui Oui!

rumpydog.com said...

Hey, if the cat don't like ya, there's no reason for the human to. Sounds like Leia was making a point.

clowiescorner said...

It's lovely to hear about her - she sounds quite a character.

ABBY said...

Abby is very loyal to me and very compassionate too. She knows when to comfort me. I think Leia was quite a girl.

Oskar said...

It was great hearing about such a special cat.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Oskar & Pam

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

There's no doubt cat have gender preferences. May you have much to purr about this Thanksgiving :-)

Timmy Tomcat said...

What a great kitty. Our Pops Ming was a kitty with attitude who would Bite! Everyone was scared of her. Meow.