Layla was a bargain kitton. Her mama nipped off the tip of her tail during birth, so she was cheap. We needed a playmate for Siada and there was this adorable little marbley baby at a bargain price, so we got her. Neither of us expected her to be such a good, wonderful, loving girl. Of all our cats, she has the absolute best temperament. Every day is THE BEST DAY EVER to her. She bounces through life gleefully loving pretty much everything she encounters.
Yes, she is still bat-crap crazy, she is, after all, a Savannah. She is a cuddler (even with strangers) and if you rub her belly while she sleeps, she starts purring. She is also, hands down, the most adorable animal I have ever met.
She is also a little thief. Nothing is safe from her. She stole the stoppers from the bathroom sinks. She stole so many toothbrushes that we had to get new ones and keep them on lock-down. Same goes for the toothpaste.
The other night I woke to clanging and banging in the kitchen, went into see what was going on. She was stealing the silverware out of the sink, and taking them and dropping them into the cats' ceramic waterbowl across the room. There were 3 spoons and a butter knife there already and I got her as she was preparing to leave the sink with a slotted serving spoon.
Bandaids? She loves those. She will go dumpster diving for used ones. She will even try to peel them off of your flesh. That is a royal prize in Layla Land.
And food, oh dear, the food. Our cats have food available 24 hours out of the day. She can eat whenever she wants. However, she is always convinced that someone has something better. Last week she was right in that assessment, because she managed to teleport across the room and snag a very large pork chop off Papa's plate before either of us even knew what happened. I only managed to catch her with it because she had to stop to adjust it in her face.
I really think that if every Savannah had such a perfect blend of happy and wild as she exhibits, that there would be no keeping up with the demand for Laylaesque Kittons.
Savannah Caretaker who is honored to do the job.