I've written many times about the different personalities that our animals have.
Nothing illustrates this better than the barn kitties.
Each of them has his/her own peculiar idiosyncrasies...
much like humans do.
There's EllaBella who prefers to remain in the barn beneath her heat lamp.
She ventures outside in the summer time and often
accompanies me in the garden.
But, for the most part she is a "home body."
And yes, she almost always has a scowl on her face.
The opposite of Ella is Bobby.
He is an adventurer...
who often leaves on a hunting expedition and doesn't come home for days.
Then he comes home, eats a few meals, and rests up
for the next trip.
He is what I would call the feline version of a Swiffer....
his long, luxurious coat decorated with burrs and hay
and whatever else he happens to brush up against.
Then there is TomTom.
TomTom is all about play.
The current object of his desire is Leo.
He spends his day wrestling with Leo...
playing pounce with Leo...
and grooming Leo.
Which brings us to Leo...
(oh my gosh, I had forgotten how little he was when we found him!)
We have finally figured out how Leo stays so darned clean.
He is mostly white...pure white,
and always clean...
which is nothing short of miraculous for a barn cat.
(especially a barn cat that sleeps with pigs!)
He has TomTom to thank for this!
Leo is what we call our Velcro cat.
When you pick him up, he sticks to you like velcro...
loving every bit of attention he can get!
Today Moonbeam and I are heading out on an adventure.
We are putting on our riding gear,
loading up in Becky's trailer with Sid and Becky,
and traveling to a friend's barn for our second lesson.
A lesson at a new barn... should be a good test for Moonbeam...
this time with other horses around.
We'll tell you all about it tomorrow!
(PS....isn't he handsome?)