Bilbo: Outgoing, adventurous, and a cuddle bug with Michelle. He got his name from the Lord of the Rings. Bilbo was a hobbit and a burglar. Our cat likes to take things and spirit them off to some unknown place in the house. We now have to be mindful of anything we leave out that is small enough for him to steal. He is also a food hound with a very loud mouth. In contrast, his mom has the quietest meow, just above a whisper.
Sophie: She likes to be with you on her terms only! She likes to sit on your lap and make biscuits. She does not want you to pet her, just sit there and let her knead. When she is done, she will get up and leave.
Honey: As her name implies, she is very sweet. She is the more vocal of the girls. She likes to snuggle and get on your lap. There is some larceny in her heart, she will come to the door when you put your coat on to go outside. When you bend down to put on your boots, she will leap onto your back. She is not being loving, she is on a mission. She climbs to your shoulders and then leaps onto the top of the dryer, an area she cannot normally reach. Then she looks at you with a small girl grin and backs away so you cannot reach her. Michelle wonders why it takes me so long to get outside to help with farm chores.....this is why.
Scrappie: She is aloof and will only want pets on her terms and at her chosen time. The problem is, she picks the worst times to want pets. Whether you are getting ready for work or Michelle is cooking, she always chooses times when you cannot devote the time. She will not get on your lap. You can call to her, but she will turn a deaf ear and continue to beg for pets from the one who is busy. Picking her up is dangerous as she has claws and knows how to use them.
I ponder how our Creator has endowed even these animals with personalities so different from each other.