Four months I've had Aja now? Now spayed, fat and happy. In fact, probably too fat - the vet told me off for overfeeding her. She was up to 4.4kg, almost 10lb. She's back to about 4.1kg now, which is probably going to be a good weight for her. She's a long, solid block of muscle, and a loyal and intensely curious (read :SO nosy) companion.
But man, does she hunt. She is a holy terror. Barely a day goes past where she won't bring a mouse inside, put it in the tub so it can't get away (yep, she's smart) and torture it to death. This usually happens around 2am. She also has a terrible habit of bringing them inside and letting them go, because then she has something to do, chasing them after I go to bed. There was one night there were FIVE mice loose in the house (there is still one mouse under the kitchen cabinets that I'm trying to poison right now). After that, I started locking her either in or out, but I rarely give her free roam between inside and outside any more. Occasionally she will bring me a bird too, but the snow in the yard makes it hard for her to catch too many of them right now. The mouse thing is a problem, because the mice here have hantavirus, which can be fatal - cleaning up requires hazmat gear and bleach, so you can imagine I'm not super keen on the whole thing.
She and Sam get on OK. I think she bullies Sam a little - I have caught her dive-bombing him from the back of the couch while he's in the litter box - so I have to stay on top of that. She's learned that bugging him where I can see her gets her in trouble, so now she doesn't do it when I can catch her, at least.
When I first got her I thought she was pretty much a pure Burmese. Once she grew her winter coat though, she has very pronounced tabby stripes. There is definitely Burmese blood there, but she's a moggy for sure!
I love her to pieces. Sometimes I could wring her bloody neck, but I love her anyway
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