Charlotte is spending the Fourth inside where it's cool .
Since her last kittenish appearance here 11/20/07, she has grown into a pleasingly plump stubby shape with a grumpy personality. She can be happily purring one second, and then turn around and bite you the next. I've never known a cat like that. The receptionist at the vet said that that psycho personality is common in tortoiseshell cats. After six weeks, she is barely tolerating Max. He can get close to her if he's slow about it, but it's usually growling, hissing, and swatting on her part. Max doesn't care a bit. It's been funny to watch a little kitten chase the big fatmomma cat around the house. Maybe the household will calm down with time and Max losing his kitten energy.