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I found this picture this morning as I was digging through some old files. My daughter is three years old here, but I just love the look on MacKayla’s face.
MacKayla the Empress (aka Charge Card) is one of the funniest cats I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing — she’s a furry ball of contradictions. She has to know what is going on at all times, she’s nosy beyond belief. That quote about curiosity and the cat — it was written about MacKayla! She keeps close tabs on all activity going on around the house and inspects every visitor who walks through the door — she even goes through their purses if they leave them where she can get to them. Many times I have found her buried in someone’s purse or bag up to her whiskers :-)
Because the kids tend to be so busy with “stuff” MacKayla can usually be found keeping an eye on whatever they are doing. She is especially fond of Alex, as you can see from the picture above. She has always let Alex carry her around, hug and love on her, even dress her up. She has been the most patience of cats. Which I find interesting because she is most certainly not patient with anyone else. Anyone who tries to hold her gets “yelled” at most ferociously (“put me down this instance you cretin!”) and really you can’t even pet her very long before she gets upset (“you’re messing up my fur, can’t you see that!”). She is most definitely a cat that prefers to be admired from a distance. Except for Alex who can get away with almost anything! She’s not quite so patient with my son, probably because Mac has a harder time being “gentle”. But even with him she tries to be more tolerant and I often find her sleeping with him at night, purring contentedly.
And every night at bedtime, when we read books together, MacKayla is right there with us. She sits on the bed and purrs and headbutts the kids to make sure they are paying attention to both her and the book.
She’s a quirky little cat but we love her a lot and she is a favorite character in the “stories” that the kids make up about our pets — she often travels to Paris for the fashion shows, with her butler and chauffeur of course :-)