Arwen already got some attention, so now it’s time to tell you a little bit about my other cat, Alex, nicknamed Wicky. His nickname was an odd process. At first, I called him Awex, which turned into Awicky, then Wicky. He is a fat kitty and is quite nice, which causes him to get terrorized by Arwen a lot. Occasionally, he gets mad and knocks her down. And sometimes, he gets down low, ready to attack, then Arwen catches him, and he chickens out and she runs after him. He really needs to just follow through with his plans, even though they still would have likely resulted in him getting his butt kicked.
Alex also enjoys playing in his water bowl, which displeases me and gets him a scolding. He doesn’t do it as much anymore, and now he often just lays on his tummy and drinks. But sometimes, he sticks his paw in the water, holds it up, and tries to catch the drips. Other times, he just watches his drippy paw, for whatever reason. Arwen must have seen him do this, as she’s occasionally stuck her paw in the water, as well.
Alex can also be quite talkative and meows at me a lot. Sometimes, he then leads me somewhere, such as the food bowls that he thinks need refilling, even when they don’t. He also bumps his head against things when he’s happy. And it’s often not hard to make him happy. Sure, he likes being pet, but sometimes he gets happy just from being talked to or even from simply being looked at. He doesn’t play much because he’s about 11 and grew out of that a while ago (even though Arwen is about 6 or 7 and still likes to play with mice and balls and string), but sometimes he follows my shadow and tries to attack it.
A few weeks ago, Alex unintentionally did something funny. It was dark, being early morning, and he was laying on the floor, looking at me. He started to roll a little on the carpet, picking up static, resulting in little glowing sparks on the edges of his body. I have never seen that before.
Arwen must know what I’m doing right now because as I finish typing this, she keeps bugging me. She just finally left.
A Duck and Two Cats