Kayla with Manny McPhee November 2010
Kayla was visiting us in Missouri in November 2010, and moved from Orlando, Florida, to live with us in March 2011. Manny immediately fell in love with Kayla and decided she was his "girlfriend." The moment he saw her sitting on the couch, he jumped up onto her lap, put his paws on her chest and stared, face-to-face into her eyes. A couple minutes later, he bounded to the floor, started racing around, doing flips and bouncing off the fireplace, the couch, etc.; in short, doing acrobatic tricks. After a flying leap, or a flip or a racing stint combined with a rebound off a vertical surface, he would stop and look intently at Kayla, as if to say: "Did you see that?", "Am I cool, or what?", "Don't you just love me, pretty girl?" He was like a ten year old boy showing off for a pretty teen-aged girl. We'd never seen anything like it in our lives. He still is in love with her. He sleeps on her bed, usually, and nurses on her blankets, snuggling with her all day, as she has back problems and is pretty much bed-bound many days and nights.