“Jake shook his head sadly, looking up at the monster roller coaster. ‘That used to be the coolest thing in the world to me,’ he said. 'But ever since I morphed a falcon, it just hasn’t seemed like any big deal. I mean, you’re going maybe eighty miles per hour on a steel track. When I was a falcon I did like two hundred miles an hour in midair.’
'This morphing stuff does kind of change things,’ Marco agreed. 'I used to want to get all pumped up. Then I morphed into a gorilla, and was like, why bother lifting weights? I can just become a gorilla and bench press a truck.’
'I don’t feel that way,’ Rachel said. 'Being a cat made me more interested in gymnastics. I mean, as a cat I was just so totally, totally in control and graceful. Ever since then I’ve been trying to use that feeling. When I’m on the balance beam I try and remember that cat confidence.’
'And then you fall off just the same as always?’ I teased.
'Oh, yeah,’ Rachel said with a laugh. She made little walking fingers in the air that then fell over. 'Boom. I slip right off. But I feel confident while I’m falling off.'”
- Book #4: The Message (Cassie), pg. 48 (by K.A. Applegate)
Spitfire has rebounded extremely well after her spring litter. She’s a little more rust colored these days, but no less striking. I love the bold personalities and small stature of leos - at 5yrs, this girl is still under 5′.