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5 February 2015

My cat defies cat stereotypes

Olga da Polga is the most affectionate cat I've ever met. We've been away for a while and I came back a little earlier than the Good Thing. She draped herself across my keyboard, vibrating with purrs and this is her sitting on my lap, her head on my chest, purring in time to my heart.
Also I know this is not the most flattering photo of half my face but I had barely any sleep, too many late nights and bad diet so that's why the break out and also it's a weird angle. It's a really good angle of Olga though.
She's not TC but she's doing a pretty good job anyway.


  1. Sigh. I WANT an affectionate cat. Nice to see someone's getting some cat love, though!

  2. What an adorable feline! it must be so nice to experience those purrs :)

  3. Rub it in! *sigh* Yesterday in a rare display of affection, Fiona cuddled with me for exactly three minutes.

  4. Heh. Sometimes she's just plain needy, if that makes anyone feel better. Also, she's not in heat right now, but it will be interesting to see if this behaviour continues once we get her fixed. (I hope it does!)


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