sp00kalot has been saying nice things about my cats and I really appreciate that because I love them both and I don’t even particularly discriminate against one just because he is my stepcat as opposed to my real cat (joking, joking. I feel the hackles going up on all you out there with blended families who we all know blend, on a good day, about as well as cod liver oil in orange juice. Which only makes sense if you figure that only two people in the lot fell in love and everyone else just had to tag along, like it or not. We are exceptionally lucky around here that everyone really LIKES each other.)
Anyway, I would like to clarify the differences between these two cats and stress again that we don’t play favorites.
McCloud is handsome, enormous (22#), klutzy, slathers like a dog for attention and food, not especially tidy, sheds, startles easily and hallucinates. He is sedentary and has no pride and little dignity. He eats and then throws up the mice that Sophie catches and leaves for us as pristine gifts. He is chatty and lets me try handknit baby clothes on him.