Here's an update on Julie the Cat. I don't know how old a kitten has to be before it officially becomes a cat, but Julie is still quite young. For a cat, anyway.
Julie only kind of liked me last week. She cared more about running around my room than she cared about me. But this week, Julie and I were the only people in the house. After about two days, she went crazy from loneliness, and she came to the decision that I am now her new best friend.
It was kind of fun. I came home in the evening on Tuesday, and Julie ran all the way down the hallway to see me. Then, I said, "Hi, Julie." She must not have been expecting me to talk, because that completely scared her out of her mind, and she immediately ran away, scared.
Julie now likes to barge into my room and demand that I pay attention to her. She also likes to sleep on my bed and make those purring noises which kind of sound like growls. It took me a while to figure out it was supposed to be purring, actually.