Sorry I have been away for so long. Things just started happening and I didn't have any time to blog. Hopefully those things are settling down now.
The oldest cat at Alasandra's now is Socks at eight years old. He was picked out to be adopted and named by the eldest boy. Socks is very fond of the eldest boy and loves sleeping on his bed. He will even hop up for a nap before the boy has time to make up his bed. This gives him a great excuse to skip that chore. All the cats are great hunters, but Socks is the best. He took it upon himself to show Scylla and Charybdis where all the best hunting spots are and just how to go about hunting in the best way. Socks' favorite places to be when he isn't napping on the boy's bed are the Whiskers Memorial Butterfly Garden and the woods beyond. There is always great hunting there and this may explain why Socks just nibbles at his food. He caught a bunny once, and this made his Mom very sad. No one knows what he catches that he doesn't bring home. Socks enjoys catnip and is delighted that the catnip that his Mom planted last year is starting to come up once again. He was afraid that he and the sisters had killed it off with all the rolling around in it that they did last year. Socks wasn't too happy when Fenris the puppy joined the family, but it didn't take him long to accept the situation. I don't think you can really call them friends, but Socks tolerates Fenris quite well.
Socks is a great brother and teacher.
He has taught his sisters to hunt any creature.
They hunt in the wood,
As well they should,
For Mom feels sorry for the hunted creature.