That Olivia. Sweet Baby O, she’s sometimes called. She’s sleek, supermodel-tall and thin and slinks around the house like a well-trained athlete…trained to snuggle! Olivia is a gentle, quiet sweetheart with a tiny voice she uses only when she wants to be followed upstairs so you’ll give her brushings and pettings. Oh, how that girl loves brushings!
In the Cat Den, she rolls around on a heated bed and demands her belly and armpits be brushed first (because we know all kitties love their armpits be brushed being as they can’t reach them themselves). And you’d want to brush her belly and armpits first because if not, she might stare you to death with her big green eyes.
Olivia loves playing with plastic rings (yellow ones are her absolute favorite). She flings them up the stairs and chases them back down again and guards them the best she can against Pia, who loves the yellow ones almost as much, but often loses them under the couch. Not to worry. the Dad rescues the rings from the couch monster once or twice a week and Olivia is in plastic ring heaven again.
In that downtime, when the rings are waiting to be rescued, she loves getting whiffies at the window. Bird TV is at it’s finest here, especially when the blue-violet swifts and swallows soar nearby. The swifts, who seek out Dad every spring (on account that he’s so tall and “closer up” to them) are her favorite bird to watch.
And when she’s not getting brushies or playing with her ring or watching the birds, she watches TV. Apparently, Miranda Lambert is a current favorite.
Olivia also loves the new silvery fountain in the Cat Den with its waterfall. Mom turns the water down so it doesn’t splash out and get all over the place. Olivia turns it up so it makes cheery loud, splashy noises. Mom turns it back down again. Up, down, up, down. Olivia thinks this is fun and Mom gets exercise.
Sure, on Mondays Olivia sits with Mom in front of the computer and tells what all the other Colehaus Cats have done over the past week that Mom doesn’t know about. Usually Mom does know but she enjoys Olivia’s company and listening to Olivia’s version of things. That girl can really spin a tale!
We won’t mention those occasional spats with Ruby or sometimes with Pia. Everyone needs to blow off a little steam now and then. Olivia is simply the best girl ever.