Loaner almighty

From “Meow’s Way Redux”:
 
Ever since Pinky’s dual with Loaner over me, Loaner has yielded and so has Tango, come to that.
Loaner has her own spot in the house on the hall rug, which led to the Episode of the Raccoon. One second dozing, the next–starting up and flying at the pet door to the patio, she smashed the door down on a raccoon’s head. The raccoon pedaled backward and hesitated outside, then made a second try. Loaner was ready, and delivered another blow. Almighty Loaner!
Impressed, I called her to the kitchen where I served up a special treat, a helping of codfish as she likes it, raw. She is a big cat, about 18 pounds to Pinky’s nine and Tango’s fourteen. I cannot lift Loaner in the usual way, under the arms, but do it with both hands under her belly. She doesn’t like that much and protests. My back protests, as well.
 
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Loaner

Pinky’s siblings stay off to the side. Ever since her dual with Loaner over me, Loaner has yielded and so has Tango, come to that.
Loaner has her own spot in the house on the hall rug, which led to the Episode of the Raccoon. One second dozing, the next–starting up and flying at the pet door to the patio, she smashed the door down on a raccoon’s head. The raccoon pedaled backward and hesitated outside, then made a second try. Loaner was ready, and delivered another blow. Almighty Loaner!
Impressed, I called her to the kitchen where I served up a special treat, a helping of codfish as she likes it, raw. She is a big cat, about 18 pounds to Pinky’s nine and Tango’s fourteen. I cannot lift Loaner in the usual way, under the arms, but do it with both hands under her belly. She doesn’t like that much and protests. My back protests, as well.

Tall Grass

“Redux” continued:
 
The city is usually late in cutting the growth there. This suits her fine, for she loves to plunge into the tall stuff and disappear. We do not need a common language — a beaming glance back at me saying Come on in! urges me in with her, though certainly I do not disappear in the tall growth as she does.
One day in a hot July she had us go down there while I tried to tell her the grass had been cut, but was helpless to stop her as she proceeded to the fence and saw – nothing. Again, no common speech needed. I felt acutely her disappointment as she sat there looking.
 
But she has other favorite places. I know where to find her and her siblings Tango and Loaner at the overgrown bottom of the yard near a neighbor’s fence. There is a bare patch in the shade that is made for Pinky and me. I will lie there and in seconds she joins me, stretches out and goes to sleep. I do not sleep but watch her, and she always wakes and raises her head when I must leave. I hear her cat thought, Oh…..