The two cat brothers got a little sister! She’s a black girl kitty with big round eyes, her expression absolutely unreadable. We at once decided that she needs a vampire name, so she became Marceline, or Marcie, after the character from Adventure Time cartoon.
Marceline is disabled: Her hind legs are bend in wrong way. It’s a birth defect; her supervisor says it can be improved by surgery, it will be performed only after she grows up. She still can walk, and run, and even climb up on the bed, helping herself with the claws of the front legs. Of course she does not understand that she is different in some way. We, after the first shock, also got used to her strange looks. After all, she is otherwise a pretty little kitten, with a small white spot on her chest and funny fluffy ears.
Interesting, that the “brothers” did feel something different about her — maybe it’s because her movements are so unusual when she walks. Robin, who is the braver one, was just curious and became friendly soon, approaching her and inviting to play. But Flint was really frightened. He was hiding from the newcomer for two days, watching her very cautiously from the hiding place. When he took courage to come closer, he was growling all the time. But in the end all three became a family. Now they often sleep all together and wash each other’s faces.
Marceline though is more attached to people than other cats. She trusted me at once, following me everywhere and asking to take her on my lap. She’s a sweet little thing.
Here is Marcie with Flint:
…and here is Marcie with Robin: