Magic and Leo

I still miss Felix, but the two young cats who have now taken his place in our home are a great delight. A few weeks after adopting Magic from the SPCA, I agreed to foster little Leo for the Lonely Miaow. As soon as the two kittens set eyes on each other they started playing-fighting, and bonded so closely together that I decided to adopt Leo myself.

They are both happy, healthy and friendly but otherwise quite different in appearance and temperament. Magic, the black and white female with gold spots, is now around nine months old. She is a small cat, quick and graceful in movement, full of energy, a keen hunter and seems totally without fear. Leo the male tabby, though probably three months younger, is already bigger and heavier than Magic. He is a placid, cuddly cat with a very loud purr.

I wonder how much their differences in personality are due to genetics, and how much to environment. Being rescue cats, I presume they both suffered some adversity in early kittenhood, but I don’t have detailed knowledge of their backgrounds.



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