Cats continue to be a big part of my life. I've had Tang and Magda years longer than the others. When they were the only two cats in the house, they could barely stand to be in the same room with each other. Now, with Murphy and Jake on the scene, Tang and Magda are almost best friends. Still this is the first time I've ever seen them touching.
Magda, the smallest of the four, still dominates - perhaps by seniority alone. Or perhaps by being cautious. She sometimes plinks across the piano to get from one side of the room to the other while maintaining the best possible vantage point. Last week Jake tried it. He didn't like the noise at all. But he finally just settled down, ignoring the weird sustained chord.
Murphy, also variously known as Winston, Rocky, White, Casper and, recently, Sneaker, continues to be King of the Cars.