Lucy. Sometimes known as Lucifer. I mean Lucy the cat who has fur. Lucy-fur…


My sister got her from the animal shelter almost a year ago. She is 11 or 12 years old. She is a really beautiful cat. Unfortunately she is one of those cats who just do not photograph well. You can not possible know how lovely she is unless you see her in the fur/flesh. No photograph does her justice, trust me I have tried. Approximately 7000 times. All to no avail. She glares at the camera. Quite the judgey face on her…


She also has an unusual personality. 90% of the time she is glorious, friendly, happy, a delight to be around. But that 10%, wow, she scares the shit out of me. She is bat shit crazy. She gives no visible warning when her emotions have changed. You only know when she is wrapped around your arm sinking her fangs in that she is done.

I am usually quite an expert at reading cat body language, Franklin has taught me well, the devil is in the detail. I can discern no change in her, she is still purring, still sitting on your lap, still appears relaxed and comfortable. Then she is not. The switch has flicked.


An example. My sister was reading in bed, Lucy was asleep next to her. She finished reading her book and turned the light out. About a minute later, in the dark, Lucy latched on to her arm and bit her repeatedly in a frenzy, kicking, scratching, biting. Luckily my sister was wearing thick clothing. I don’t know how she continues to sleep at night…

Lucy does not like her paws to be touched. Ever. Respect this. Don’t even look at them for too long.

Lucy2I have a very healthy level of respect for this cat and her possible craziness.

She does not like to be ignored during reading time.
She does not like to be ignored during reading time.

When she is in the 90% she is the best cat. She plays soccer, you roll a ball to her she swats it back, the game can go on for quite a while. She would make a great goal keeper. She has the quietest sweetest meow. She loves to sit on your lap. She has the softest fur of any cat I’ve known. She loves to be patted. She likes to sniff peoples faces. She is adorable.

90% of the time.