Hi everyone! My name is Bella and I'm a new resident here at The Monkeys'.
I was happy to see that The Monkeys have a blog because it gives me a great opportunity to complain about how they treat me!
I have to admit that this place is a lot nicer than the shelter I was living in, but Samson, Delilah and sometimes Sweet Pea are not the easiest of cats to live with. Sure, they appear all glamorous and sweet in their photos and blog, but in reality, they are vicious creatures that want nothing more than to harass any newcomers. It's a clique that I'm not so sure I want to be a part of.
I'll begin with Samson. I've noticed that a lot of you young girlcats out there think he is a dream. I agree that he is very handsome, and keeps a clean coat, but he is always trying to sniff me. I am old enough to be his great, great, great, great grandmother!
To his credit, he backs off when I growl at him, but this is bordering on harassment.
To the readers of this blog, it may appear that Delilah is trying to be friendly with me by sidling up to me when I sleep. The truth is that she is a big fluffy bully! She thinks that she is the boss here and makes sure to poop in my litter box, eat from my food dish and drink from my water dish. I may be small and have no floof at the moment, but she had better watch out because my fur is growing every day. I have a thing or two to teach that whippersnapper, and, just for starters, I'm going to have a nice refreshing drink from her water fountain.
Sweet Pea is another story altogether. I still haven't figured out what her intentions are, but I can assume that some of her behavior is because of her very young age. When she visits, she brings along a human man that the other two refer to as 'The Ball Guy'. He is a nice enough human, but he doesn't realize that his affection for me makes Sweet Pea quite angry. She is constantly glaring at me from discreet places.
I can take comfort, though, in my observation that she does it to the other cats too.
I suppose that the advantages here (great food and lots of affection from that Mommy creature) outweigh the disadvantages, but it is a difficult adjustment to go from being a spoiled onlycat, then to a shelter and then to living with a bunch of heathencats! I will adjust eventually, but in the meantime I am imprisoned with two terrible monsters!
P.S. We were included in Wendy's LOL spot yesterday for Canada Day. She is a very funny human!