Tyga was born to me just two years ago here at Maystar along with Sister Freya. She had many names at first as she was going to live with a friend of Momma's to start a new breeding programme, but unfortunately things went wrong their end and little Tyga stayed here. Momma changed her name to MAYSTAREX QUEEN-OF-PRUSSIA which is quite clever as I am named after Queen Victoria (MAYSTAREX EMPRESS OF INDIA) and Tyga named after QV Daughter too! I really love my special children and was, in my opinion, a great Mum. Loving and caring for them so closely. I loved being on Momma's bed until they were four weeks old, snuggled in every night in the safety of our kitten pen. Those two ran Momma and I ragged, we couldn't wait to get them into the big kitten pen and some freedom from all the suckling.
Tyga grew beautifully and we were the best of friends and I even thought about helping her out when it was her time to have babies, but when the time came, I didn't fancy it at all and left Momma to hand feed them and teach Tyga how to clean them. Tyga was a better Mother than me in many ways but just didn't have the milk supply and was a little possessive of her children to the extremes of pinching everyone else's kittens in the house too and then protecting the whole lot as if her own. This year she had the pyometra and that made her think she had babies and has brought in more milk and caring for her own daughter, Robyn, like a kitten and taken on our new kitten, Filly too.
Tyga is the most loving of cats, so much so that she urks me so much trying to kiss me and act like a baby and want me to groom her. I like my space, I thwak and spit at her, she doesn't care, just hunkers down and waits patiently, I feel bad and lick her head, then thwak her and and walk away huffing so she doesn't follow. She will seek out Momma then and try to climb into her skin. Laying back presenting her cute little sniffer to be kissed. She is soft and pliable in Momma's arms and just loves cuddles and shoulder rides. She is sensitive and won't tolerate any telling off, even if she deserved it. Her reaction is to stand stock still, those eyes go arched and she stares. Momma will say "Come here." pointing to a spot on the floor. Tyga edges forwards, tail up, back arched, tiptoeing with each command and squeaking silently. Momma can't help but laugh and the whisks Tyga up in her arms forgetting what naughty thing she has just done.
There is one naughty thing she does do and we have not found a way out of it. When she was huge and fat with kittens and couldn't wash her self properly, she started to wipe her fairy on the carpet after a wee. She hasn't washed her fairy since and Robyn is nearly a year old. She is quick too and taught Robyn the trick of which Momma has stopped Robyn doing it, but Tyga has never stopped. Grrr. Such a bad habit and one we hope her new family won't mind too much? She may not do it with a change of scenery? Who knows?
She is comical and very playful. Loves those feather toys and wriggly worms. She will also move about the house tidying up fluff and bits from the carpet and will thieve anything plastic and swallow it down as quick as lightening. She will chew plastic bags and pinch all sorts of small items. She is quite a hoot with her finds and will play happily with a plastic spring or pen lid. The most fun she has is interactive fun where Momma plays hard and fast with her. She loves to run and jump for the toys and will kick and bite catnip toys.
It will be hard to say goodbye to such a special girl who loves and dotes on Momma. She may be very sad at first but we are sure her new family will love and enjoy her and spoil her rotten and being the only cat she will enjoy the one on one friendship she loves with Momma. Here, we know she will begin to stress when Momma's time will become split with new kittens and she begins to fight with the the other Mummy cats. It has to be the best thing for her and also the family are so desperate to love her after losing their own Rex recently. Tyga is young enough to begin a relaxed and doted on young lady.
As for today, she is mooching about with her kittytitty cover on to stop the pretend babies from feeding, it is now off and she is keeping me company in the kitchen as i started to stress pee again and now not allowed upstairs. Pfft. It's Tyga that's stressing me out Momma, she sleeps on MY PILLOW and lays NEXT TO YOU and I am the one who gets dumped in the kitchen... pfft. Well, whilst i am here I shall keep an eye on the Sunday roast of which ManSlave found half a chicken in the wilds of the freezer. He is making room for our bronze turkey arriving on Tuesday. That won't take long to cook and we won't get a sniff of that! Doesn't mean i can't beg and hope to have a little lick when no one is looking!
Have a great Sunday all, from your widdly, piddly Queen Vee =^..^=