Ever since Bella moved in, everyone has been very concerned that I might get a little rough with her. On one level, I'm very pleased that I'm considered tough and dangerous, but in reality, I'm a very reasonable Tortie!
Bella is half my size...literally! She's even smaller than Sweet Pea! Also, poor Bella was declawed by her previous owners and I still have all my daggers. My humans should know that I only fight fair, and after hearing what Bella went through in her previous home and then at the shelter, I have a lot of empathy for the poor girl.
After the initial couple of hisses to let her know that I'm the head cat around here, I settled down and let her explore and get to know her surroundings. I even behaved when Bella jumped up on Mommy's bed in my place to snuggle with her. Bella is the one who keeps hissing at me! I suppose that after what she has gone through she has a valid excuse, but I still think she should lighten up! This place has lots of toys and there's always food in the bowls, but the best thing is all the love we get. Surely Bella will realize this soon, but in the meantime, she's very grouchy. She even looks very similar to a famous grouch! Just look at the photos and you'll see what I mean.
Uh huh, what'd I tell ya? Right down to the big, googly eyes!
Tomorrow is Bella's 11th birthday, so let's see if we can cheer her up a bit! That girl needs to smile!