I do love Nipper too, really. It’s just that she sleeps an awful lot so it’s harder to catch her in as many cute poses as Miss Gracie. On this particular day, she was sitting on my table in my bedroom. She looks like she must have been staring at Miss Gracie. She seems to be saying “ what are you doing here?”
Nipper, or Nip as we call her, loves to chase Cheerios across the tile in the kitchen. Eventually she eats them too. Her favorite fruit is a strawberry and she starts asking for them in February. Somehow she knows when Spring is coming and that they’ll soon be here.
Nippy usually sleeps all day on the back of the couch. About 5pm or so each day, she arises for a snack of her crunchies. By 9pm she is back in bed, curled up in her new pink donut bed. Really, how does she sleep so much?
She is a bit chubby, weighing in at close to 15 pounds. No surprise there since her favorite activities are eating and sleeping! But she is a sweetie, too. She loves us and makes little tiny meows to let us know. What is so funny is that little Gracie can be a screamer, always talking and loudly, too. But the big girl Nippy didn’t learn to meow for a long, long time and when she does, they are tiny, soft meows. One day I had brought Nip to the vet and someone asked me if I had a litter of kittens with me because her mews were so small!
Oh, and in case you are wondering, Nippy is named for Nipper the RCA Victor dog. We always liked that dog but since we weren’t getting one, the next best thing was naming our kitty after him! Our vet was concerned that she was a biter because of her name. No, she doesn’t bite. She’s just a big scaredy cat deep inside.