Anyway, a few weekends ago, I had a wedding to attend. It was the first time that I've left the cats completely alone for more than a day, and I was a bit nervous. Pixie in particular has a curious desire to explore and get into EVERYTHING. I was worried that leaving her alone for more than 24 hours may result in something disastrous for either the cats or the house. I also was worried that they may regress a bit in terms of affection being alone.
When I say everything, I mean everrrything.
Of course, like with everything else about this pair, I was pleasantly surprised by how well they did. Other than a heavier than usual coating of cat hair on the sofa, the house was fine and the cats were more than happy to see me. They greeted me at the door, and Pixie was very vocal about wanting to be pet before dashing off to find a toy for me to play with her. She's learned if she brings me a feather wand or simply goes and meows loud enough while sitting on it that I'll generally come and play with her.
Apparently she took a liking to playing with shoes while I was gone. She gets more like a dog every day. I'm working on fetch. :)
Lola on the other hand was content to come and twine around my legs, wanting to be pet and idly join in on the play time before going up to sit on top of the sofa to watch. I gave them both a treat of some wet food after playtime, and Lola took advantage of Pixie's preoccupation with the food to come and demand some attention of her own.
She still doesn't pose well for the camera. I'm going to do a beauty shoot with her soon to get some really good pictures show off how pretty she really is.
They both have really come into their own, to a point where I think they'd be fine being adopted separately. Of course, I'd love to see them together, but now that Pixie is completely comfortable around humans and other animals, I think she doesn't -need- Lola to show her the ropes. In fact, I have been separating them more and more during food/playtime to see how they do. Lola actually comes into her own when we're just one on one, and Pixie isn't around to distract her and me.
That being said, they still are absolutely adorable and love being around each other. (I finally got a picture of them cuddling!) So if you have a spot (or two!) in your house for some cats they would love to meet you! As always, let me know if you have any questions, I'll do my best to get back to you. :)