I guess it's my turn, then
Sun Nov 5, 2017 23:01

A little squeak of surprise escaped him when the kitten batted at his nose. Anssi recoiled instinctively, but was soon ducking closer again, blue eyes wide with excitement. This was a very short exposure to a cat, but, yes, already he thought he was liking cats very much. Cats were fun! ...Or this cat was, at least. “She is friendly,” he echoed, bobbing his head a little in agreement. “And her - hand? - it is being so fast!” Hesitantly, chewing on his lip, he poked a finger into the open neck of his knapsack and wriggled it around at the cat.

The Finn didn’t know what to say to Rummingten’s next comment. Obviously the cat could move very quickly, since it had stretched up and bonked his nose before he could even react, but such a pretty, tiny cat wouldn’t actually attack other pets, right? He knew in theory that cats, as meat-eaters, would also be hunters, but dogs were meat-eaters too and yet the two dogs living down the hall their new flat in Houston were definitely not hunters. They were fluffy and sometimes made sharp yippy noises but never even growled. Maybe some bigger, wilder dogs were hunters, but not small pet dogs. Likewise, a small pet cat like this shouldn’t be hunting, either. Probably. Maybe.

“Really?? Thank you!” His eyes went even wider at Rennimtin’s offer. He had never picked up a cat before! What if he hurt her cat and then it bit him? Or, even worse, what if he hurt her cat and then neither of them wanted to see him again? Thinking these possibilities over, Anssi decided they were a bit too dramatic and it couldn’t go that badly, so after another longer hesitation, he let go of the neck of his bag so that he could gingerly reach both hands inside. “Come, cat, it is more fun outside,” he said encouragingly, as much to himself as to the cat. “Is this a good way to be holding you? It is okay, yes?” He couldn’t exactly see inside the bag with his hands in the way like this, but it felt like something soft and cat-like was between his palms, so he tightened his grip, super carefully because he didn’t want to hurt the cat, and tried to lift it out of his bag.

  • It was me, oops - Remington, Sun Oct 22 15:50
    Catapult felt the bag move, which made it hard to hook a little claw around the pen she wanted. She gave a disappointed mew and looked up at whoever was causing her inconvenience. There was a pair of ... more
    • I guess it's my turn, then - Anssi, Sun Nov 5 23:01
      • And I guess it's mine! - Remington, Wed Nov 15 20:29
        Hand! There was a hand! It was attached to the boy Catapult had booped on the nose once already. The cat mewed at the boy very loudly. She wasn’t aggressive, just curious. Was this hand a new friend? ... more
        • Now, who hasn't had a turn yet? - Anssi, Fri Nov 17 23:19
          He flinched a bit when the kitten mewed, worried that he had done something wrong. Fortunately, Rumingten laughed at that moment and scooched a chair over to sit down beside him. That was reassuring. ... more
          • I think all of us are covered - Remington, Tue Nov 21 21:35
            Remington smiled very brightly, enjoying how happy Anssi was with Catapult. Once she got used to the fact that there was a stranger trying to hold her, even Catapult seemed happy about it. She didn’t ... more
            • Oh, but don't forget the cat herself! - Anssi, Wed Nov 29 23:40
              Catapult the cat started licking him. This came as a huge surprise. It had never even occurred to Anssi that cats might lick people, because that seemed like such a dog thing to do and cats and dogs... more
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