Sofia Caterina is a beautiful grey tortie cat who steals the hearts of everyone she meets until they discover her temperament.
I was known at the animal shelter for taking home elderly cats and cats with behavior problems as it was difficult to find homes for them. Sofia was a young cat who acted as if she had a split personality. Mostly a bad personality. I took her home from the shelter about six years ago. The other shelter volunteers were happy to see her leave even though I promised only to foster her until she found a home. Well, she found a home. My home.
Sofia bites, scratches and lunges at ankles. She shamelessly attacks her cat brothers Simon and Alexander. Everyone knows I have at least one cat because of the scratches on my arms and ankles. I warn every visitor not to trust her as she bewitches them with her eyes and her feigned interest in the attention she receives. When Mom came to visit, I warned her not to touch Sofia and reprimanded her later as I treated the wounds she tried to hide from me. “But she’s so pretty,” Mom said.
Sofia reminds me of the cat in the following photo:
I noticed recently that Sofia started showing an interest in my Spanish language lessons. As I listen to the audio of the Instant Immersion Spanish CD on my laptop and practice speaking Spanish, Sofia rubs against me, kisses me, touches my face and arms with her paws, walks across the keyboard, and otherwise won’t allow me concentrate on my lessons. She isn’t that friendly when she is schmoozing me for breakfast and dinner.
The first few times I worked on my language lessons, I tried to pretend that there was no connection between the Spanish language CD and Sofia’s excessive amorous behavior towards me. Her affection towards me during the language lessons is becoming difficult to ignore.
I don’t know why Sofia is acting so strangely. I have recently started buying the daily newspaper El Diario La Prensa to hone my Spanish comprehension skills. I think I will begin having a nightly session reading the newspaper to Sofia so I can enjoy her caresses and kisses.