I was wondering – and this is REALLY important – how are the cats getting along???? – Rhonda
Well, Rhonda, the cats’ relationship is best explained through this photo story I assembled last night before I realized how long it would take to assemble a photo story.
The relationship between Officer Krupke and Java Bean is similar to the one I would have with Rachael Ray during a long car ride. I’d have to be sure to drive very slowly so the cops wouldn’t pull me over and find her body in my trunk. I can’t find any real “faults” with Rachael Ray, but the thought of being locked up with someone that hyper in a small space for a long time makes me vomit-y.
Similarly, Officer Krupke and Java Bean are locked in a one bedroom apartment all day with their irreconcilable differences. Java Bean wants to play every second of every day and Office Krupke wants to nap every second of every day, except for those seconds when he wants to eat. Java Bean is too dense to realize Krupke doesn’t want to play, so he pounces on his prey and chases him until ultimately Krupke is hissing from the high ground of the microwave.
Thankfully, Java Bean is easily distracted by moving objects, so a feather wand or laser pointer can quickly diffuse the situation. But the fundamental personality differences remain. So my dreams of seeing my kitties cuddle up licking each other will never be. However, I love them both too much to give them up, so we just cope as best we can, and I keep their nails trimmed to limit emergency vet visits.