It was in the mid-40s this morning with a taste of spring in the air, but our two short-haired oriental cats knew different.
They climbed atop our gas stove in my office to prove the point.
Their personalities are as distinctive as their multicolored exterior. The Alpha Male Simba and his sister Koko are natural entertainers, full of enthusiasm coupled with the belief that the world should revolve around them. They are haughty and royal one minute, animated and inquisitive the next.
They are highly curious, and will go to great lengths to be involved in your activities. The yellow male, Simba acts more like a dog than a cat, following me everywhere and standing on his hind paws to beseech me not to leave when I'm at our front door.
His sister Koko is more timid like most her gender, and although a couple pounds lighter than her bro, she takes his bullying just so long and then retaliates with demonic force.
Below, on a sunny day last April, a fox considers two cat-burgers for lunch. The varmint comes through every morning, but today Koko and Simba saw him. He never came closer than 35 feet, and gave out little terrier-like barks at the cats which they ignored.