Leroy is coming to stay with us for a month while Mum and Dad are overseas in June. Hey, no problem, that was part of the deal when we
palmed him off re-homed him – whenever my parents go away, we dog-sit.
Mum thinks he’s precious, I think he is a ratbag. Don’t get me wrong, I love that little guy, but he’s a bit thick while also being a bit crafty. Despite these things (and possibly because of them) he’s exceptionally cute. It’s just a shame Stella doesn’t appreciate his endearing qualities the same way we do.
Occasionally the pair hang out as if they are best buddies. They even clean each other’s eyes… by licking them. GROSS (and yet cute). However, mostly? Well, Leroy just pisses Stella off. Whenever he is around she spends most of her time running away from him. He doesn’t give up though, no way! He’ll just follow her around, nuzzling at her face like a crazy. For hours on end.
I don’t think I’ll warn her that he’s coming to stay, I think I’ll just surprise her with it on the day because I love it when her whole body goes rigid with that what the hell is he doing here shock, and then her head turns slowly in my direction and there’s no mistaking the accusatory you knew about this in her death-ray eyes. Love it!
Poor Cat will have to sleep under the house for a month, because while she (only just) tolerates Stella, she totally loses her shit around Leroy. Actually, come to think of it, last time they were within five metres of each other she literally lost her shit. That is how scared she was. I just wish they’d been outside at the time, instead of in the kitchen. I also wish Joel had been at home, instead of picking me up McDonalds, so that he could deal with the aftermath.
Yeah, Cat’s not gonna be happy.
Cat will survive though, she’s a fighter. She’ll howl mournfully in the middle of the night for the entire month so that we, and the neighbours, are aware of her plight, but she’ll live. And in the meantime, when Stella isn’t trying to run away from Leroy, I’m hoping there will be truckloads of this kind of carry on: