We’re not sure how Jewel will react to the new addition to our family, since she really likes to be an only kitty. Also, we’ve heard from friends that before their first child’s birth, their cat was the center of their world. Afterwards, it was just an animal in the house. I’ve promised that I will continue to play with Jewel, but we know that things will change.
We’ve always had a good time anthropomorphizing Jewel. Consider the following dialogue:
Jewel: Meow. Meow meow.
Jenny: Mark, Jewel just said that we should have fed her before we left, since we knew we were going to be out late.
Mark: Well, Jewel, we didn’t think we would be out quite this late.
And so forth.
We’re really looking forward Sunflower’s arrival, so that she and Jewel can have whole conversations, as imagined and voiced by us.