Hi everyone! Since Rochelle is starting to come out of her skittish shell, and is now interacting with us humans of the household like normal, I've noticed some very specific behaviors that only she exhibits.
First her tail. Both Samantha and Alice use the classic signs of cat tails...raised up straight for greetings, thumping against the floor when agitated, and so on. They are both extremely expressive with their tails. Rochelle on the other hand, seems to rarely use her tail when compared to the other two. She usually carries her tail down, and she flicks only the tip. Sometimes she'll carry it straight up, but usually it's just down. Even when laying down or purring from getting love, I've never seen her swish her tail or anything, she just only flicks the tip.
Secondly, her voice. Both Samantha and Alice use a pretty broad range of vocalizations. Rochelle has three vocalizations...she either trills, purrs, or she has this adorable meow that sounds like she's singing...seriously, it sounds like she's taking a breath inwards while trying to make a noise, and it sounds like a little breathy note of music. It's adorable
, but I've never heard anything like it from either of my cats or from anyone else's cats I've known.
I was wondering if she perhaps had a certain type of cat breed in her to cause these differences? If so, what breed type does she sound like she could have mixed in her? If it's not something breed-related and just her adorable cuteness, I'll buy that too...I was just curious.