Today I'm starting on the Terrible Tortie Twins, as their Mom calls them. I chose this picture of Holly
because it shows off her thumbs. Holly has extra toes on her front feet and she really knows how to use them. She can open cabinet doors and drawers with them and she has learned how to turn doorknobs, as well. She hasn't yet figured out how to push or pull the door open while turning the knob, though. Holly and Ivy were dumped off near a highway one winter near Christmas. The Mom's cousin found them and took them in. They were half-starved and very bedraggled-looking, but still very playful. The Mom was thinking of adopting a kitty at the time because she missed having cats around and Loki, a woofie, needed a playmate. The Mom decided to adopt both Holly and Ivy as soon as she saw them. They turned out to be a real handful. There is no end to the mischief they get into. However, they both took to Loki very quickly and Loki likes them, too. They are three-and-a-half now. Holly has found out that banging cabinet doors at 3am will get her attention. She doesn't really like to sleep on the bed with Mom, Tybalt and Ivy unless it is very cold. She does like to pat her Mom's face to wake her up, but will run away if her Mom picks her up and puts her on the bed. Holly loves to snuggle with the woofies (there are two in the house now). It seems that woofies make great pillows.
Holly's a tortie who has lots of toes.
They work like thumbs and she knows
How to open the doors
To the shelves where Mom stores
The kittycat treats. She wants some of those.