A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Evolution of Phoebe

It's always interesting to watch the changes any pet goes through over the years.  Zoey went from sweet baby kitten to grumpy, hissy cat to mellow, purry lap girl.  Phoebe is going through changes as well.  She was a sweet and somewhat shy kitten.  As an adolescent she was the kitty that never really got in trouble.  Now at six - she is feisty and some days she even borders on naughty.

First - she has decided that she will take no more crap from Agatha - the two of them have never gotten along but its just in the last year or so that Phoebe has decided its time to fight back and in some cases even be the instigator of the squabble.

Second - she has decided that since she doesn't put up with anything from Aggie - that now goes for all the other siblings as well.  She plays whack-a-mole with Clooney's head sometimes, and bites on Oliver and Zoey if they are doing something she finds to be out of line.  She also has no problem issuing the dog a left hook or a bite on the ear these days.

Third - she is into things.  On top of the headboard, making noise when we are sleeping, knocking things off shelves or furniture when she doesn't get her way.  Naughty.....

And last - she has gone from a chatty Siamese to a tattling girl who has something to say pretty much all the time.  She "yells" at the dog when she thinks Emma is not doing right, she comes to find me when things aren't going her way to tell me all about it and she has in depth conversations with her toys.

I kind of like this new found spunk in my littlest kitty.  She is still a very sweet and loving cat and watching her stick up for herself and stir the pot with her siblings is entertaining.  If I had a nickel for every time I say "be nice" I could retire tomorrow......

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