He Who Cannot Be Tamed

Byron’s over a year old now, which means he’s offi­cial­ly an adult in kit­ty years. I’ve giv­en up on my dream of hav­ing anoth­er big cat to cud­dle, as he’s retained stocky limbs and long tail, but grown into a small and slen­der body.

Dolly more than makes up for that though, even though she’s still a lit­tle sore at me for bring­ing him home. She’s nowhere near as tol­er­ant to my teas­ing as before, but she’s still social and still nes­tles against my chest when she’s in the mood (usu­al­ly dur­ing naps, nev­er at night nowa­days).

he who cannot be tamed

Disguised in this inno­cent yawn is a silent roar from the killer with­in.

My rela­tion­ship with Byron is very dif­fer­ent from the one I share with Dolly. She’s a cat who appre­ci­ates the love and atten­tion I give her, and she shows me this with every nuz­zle and purr.

Byron, on the oth­er hand, is more of a pet; a cat who’s nice to have around, but who does­n’t inter­act with me on the same lev­el. He has a few social habits — hang­ing out with me when he knows it’ll soon be meal time, or jump­ing on me for a nice rub­down when he hears me stir­ring in bed as I’m wak­ing up — but that’s usu­al­ly as far as it goes. I’ve tried to nour­ish a stronger bond with him by prac­tic­ing con­trolled feed­ing and mak­ing sure I pick him up sev­er­al times a day, but he’s always remained a kit­ty of his own.


  1. Dolly and Ramsey could be sib­lings — lit­tle piglets!

    • Hahah, I nev­er thought of that. She total­ly has the same gut as he does when she’s lying down.

  2. Cats are real­ly quite some­thing, aren’t they?

    I used to stay with my broth­er’s cat, Cooper. In atti­tude wise, he’s like Dolly to my broth­er and his part­ner, and Byron to me.

    He only talks to me when­ev­er it’s near his meal time or when he’s feel­ing cold and wants to sleep on my lap because it’s warmer.

    And no mat­ter how much I try, I just can’t seem to estab­lish a clos­er rela­tion­ship with him.

    Funny how a cat can make some­one feel so much.

    Anyway, I love your pic­tures! And your cats are real­ly cute! (:

    • Thanks! Both Dolly and Byron are pret­ty con­sis­tent about their behav­iour, whether it’s towards me or my guests. I’ve nev­er owned a cat who had dif­fer­ent per­son­al­i­ties with dif­fer­ent peo­ple, but I’ve met a few (usu­al­ly the own­er vs. every­one else).

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