Nevertheless, as the clawing and pawing without the door continued, I thought it best if I returned to my pink ploof. Just as a precaution, you understand.
And it was well that I did! For the next time my new servant, Anne Elisabeth, opened the door, intending to step out and fetch me something, in slipped . . . Molly Boots!
"What's in here? I know there's something here! Isn't there? I'm confused!"
At first she did not see me. I stayed very quiet in my ploof, wondering if I should escape unharmed.
"What'd you find, Marilla? What's up? I'm so confused! Is there something exciting? What's going on?"
At last, I deemed it time to make my presence known. I sat up.
Molly: "HORROR! HIDEOUS! EVIL, EVIL, FOUL! SNARL! HISS! UNCLEAN!"
The next moment, she was out the door, dashing for cover. I did not see her again for several days.
"Is it gone?"
***Anne Elisabeth deemed it best to keep me separate from the other household kitties for a couple of days after that. They were a little spooked by my presence.
"Wasn't it scary, Marilla?"
"You know what's really scary, Molly? YOUR FACE!"
The Queen never liked Molly very much . . .
Anyway, because I had to stay away from the other kitties, Anne Elisabeth let me sleep with Nelson Teddy so that I wouldn't be lonely.
Nelson Teddy is my favorite teddy bear.
I found him very comforting.
He is still my favorite, to this day!
"Yes, Nelson. Someday, I will rule the world!"
So it was a little while before I interacted with Molly and the Queen again. Molly was just so terrified! I can't say that I blame her. I was awfully intimidating, wasn't I?
Finally, Anne Elisabeth let them in to sniff around my territory.
"Hello? HELLO! She is standing on MY litter box!"
Molly, having finally gotten over her fright thought she'd try to establish her dominance. Marilla was Queen of the House, but Molly thought she'd make me her minion.
Molly: "Um. So. I'm bigger than you."
"Do I look like I care?"
It didn't work.
For a little while, it didn't look as though Molly and I would ever make friends. But if there is one thing that can bond two kitties, it's a good box!
Let's shake and be friends, shall we?
The Queen, of course, being much older and far superior in birth and breeding to the two us, generally kept to herself. But Molly and I had great games!
"I'm going to EAT you!" "No, I'm going to eat YOU!"
So that's my blonde sister. She's a little silly, but she's okay.