If you're wondering why she's missing the tip of one ear, it's because she was originally a feral kitten, but a rescue group decided to adopt her out rather than returning her to the streets after she was spayed. Feral cats are routinely "ear-tipped" to indicate that they've already been spayed or neutered.
Trillian lives in my husband's recording studio/my office because Xena was so jealous of her that we feared for her safety. She's much bigger now, but Xena is still a behemoth in comparison and it seems best to let her stay where she's comfortable and happy.
She really does love the studio. Every mixing console has a cover over it because she is way too interested in playing with the faders, particularly when they move automatically. She's not afraid of loud noises; in fact, she'll often lie on the control desk during a recording session or band practice. If she gets too intrusive, my husband will shut her in my office (where her food, water and cat box are) until he's finished working.
The office and studio are filled with exciting cat experiences. If I'm ever wondering where Trillian is, all I have to do is insert or eject a CD into a computer or print something and she'll come running to watch.
Trillian is not quite two years old, so she's still very playful. Her favorite toy is a black shoelace or drawstring that she found somewhere in the studio. We call it her string and she loves to bat at it or chase it and bring it back. Toy mousies are also a popular choice, but she seems to lose them often.
She has the odd, raccoon-like habit of placing her toys in her water bowl. We've never figured out why she does this, but lately I've been rescuing her drowned string several times a week.
One of the nice things about Trillian is that she's pretty much up for anything. We took her on a road trip to Nashville last spring and I could see us traveling with her again.
Our only concern about having Trillian live in a separate part of the house from the other cats is that she might be lonely without another cat to play with. If we ever end up with another kitten, it will be to keep her company. She seems okay as long as we make a point of spending time with her as often as we can, though.
I'd write more, but Trillian just jumped up on the desk for a cuddle and how can I deny her?