I had high hopes for Willow. I just knew she would be a great mom-cat. I envisioned her being the mom to Rose that she hasn't had. I saw Willow teaching Rose how to be a delightful, dignified female cat.
I even thought I had some data that told me this might be true. The way Willow looks after the other cats by grooming them, cleaning out their ears, and cleaning up any vomit. But apparently once again I'm not living in reality. Willow is not the cat I wished her to be. I hope someday I can get to know her for who she really is rather than who I need her to be.