Thursday, October 18, 2007

A cat truce?

I think there may have been some progress made in the Allegro/Piva relations in the household today. They’ve been tolerating each other over the last few weeks, but Allegro has seemed to mostly just want to be left alone – if Piva gets too close, Allegro will hiss just to let her know who’s boss… but then she’ll slowly slink away and find a quiet place to curl up and sleep. Piva, on the other hand, is a bit of an instigator – she will purposely hide underneath the cabinet in the front hallway and wait until Allegro walks by, at which point she’ll pop out and take a swipe at the surprised (and by this time, fairly annoyed) Allegro. This behavior has resulted in a few vocal feline arguments, which generally end with Piva retreating back under the cabinet and Allegro stalking off with her head held high and an obvious air of “I am the QUEEN of this house.”

So I found it strange this morning as I was eating my bowl of double chocolate cookie crisp (yes, I sometimes like to revert back to childhood when I eat breakfast… actually, I don’t think I ever HAD cookie crisp when I was a kid, so it’s only fair I should eat it now…) that I was hearing the pitter-patter of little cat paws all over the house, but nary a hiss. And sure enough, when I went to investigate, there was a blur of gray as Allegro ran down one hallway, followed by a blur of white as Piva ran in pursuit… not a minute later, the white blur headed into the bedroom, and the gray blur followed. Soon they both ended up in the living room – Piva on one side of the couch and Allegro on the other – and to my amusement, Allegro was crouched behind the couch in “ready to pounce” mode. If I’m not mistaken, these two cats were actually PLAYING together… as opposed to annoying each other, which is more often the case. This gives me hope that they’re finally learning to make the most of their situation – surely Allegro will like the idea of having company when we leave for a week in Hawaii next month, right? Well, that’s what I’m hoping, anyway…

I was planning on writing a bit more today, but time got away from me and I need to go hop on the treadmill for a little while… actually, I’ll probably turn it on and walk on it. Hopping on it just gets boring after a while… :)

3 comments:

Aunt Carol said...

Lisa, now that those two are getting along so well, I think they need a couple more friends to play with. I know where you can find some :)

a very smart person said...

Of course you didn't have double chocolate, cookie crunch, or crisp, or anything like that for breakfast when you were little. Your mother probably knew that no one should eat chocolate for breakfast! She is pretty smart, you know. :-)

Lisa said...

Well, Allegro seems to have forgiven me for bringing one more cat into the house, but I don't know what she'd do if there were a couple more of them. She'd probably start shredding my drapes or something... :)

And cookie crisp really isn't that bad -- we always read the labels before we buy stuff, and it's low-calorie, low-fat, and has less sugar than most of the "kids" cereals. We were actually surprised by that. I mean, it's no box of Cheerios... but I have some of those, too... :)