Thank goodness Steve still hasn’t seen my Valentine’s Day post to him. He’s been too preoccupied… he’s in love. Again.
We have a visitor this week and Steve is completely smitten. His name is Basil Worthington and he’s what Steve calls “mature” and “cosmopolitan.” [I imagine that’s what Basil’s mom and dad were going for when they named him that.] Mr. Worthington is six and lives in a place called Louisville.Basil’s parents took a trip and so he’s staying with us. Steve follows him around like a puppy dog. [I probably shouldn’t insult my brother like that, but I think my Valentine to him more than makes up for it.]
Whatever Basil does, Steve does. If Basil gets a drink, Steve gets a drink. If Basil naps on the sofa, Steve naps beside him. When Basil uses the litterbox, Steve climbs in after – whether he has to go or not. Pathetic.
Basil acts like he barely notices Steve. And when he does acknowledge Steve, it’s with an air of disdain.
So I was surprised when Steve told me Basil is his new boyfriend and that they’re far more in love than he and Willow ever were. He said Basil is the best thing that ever happened to him. Steve even asked me to help him shop for a bow tie. A bow tie?! Basil told Steve he should take more pride in his appearance.
I don’t know what humans call it, but I think Steve’s on what we cats call “the rebound.” You see, Baby Girl told me that Steve’s ex, Willow, isn’t hanging out with Greg and Cindy from FelExodus anymore and that he dumped his “girlfriends” Marmalade, Trixie and Cinnamon. Willow also admitted to his sister, Baby Girl, that Marmalade’s kittens can’t be his… if you know what I mean. 😉
Evidently Willow’s started spending a lot of time with Scruffy from the next block over. You might remember Scruffy from a previous post – he “pawed” Steve on Plenty of Felines.
I suspect Steve’s upset that Willow didn’t want him back and that’s why he’s chasing after our snooty old house guest [sorry, “cosmopolitan” and “mature” house guest], Basil Worthington.
I guess only time will tell. At least Steve seems a little more like his old self, obsessing about his abs and spending hours reading protein powder reviews on GNC.com. It’s nice to have my brother back.