My cats are driving me crazy!
Well, mainly Rascal at the moment. Rocco has been pretty mellow lately. Spending most of his time outside or sleeping on the table.
If you were on Facebook yesterday, you would have seen some exasperated comments from me. I’ve been dealing with refrigerator magnets all over the kitchen floor every day (I blamed my kids, then caught the culprit red pawed yesterday! Yep, it was Rascal!), kept awake at night hearing things falling from shelves, and woken much too early to demanding meows!
He did provide some comic relief in the morning when he was napping in the window. He fell asleep and rolled right off the sill, bounced over the kitchen sink, and landed on his feet (that’s a miracle for this kitty) on the tile floor. He stood there, stunned for a moment. Then turned and jumped back into the window. Once I knew he was okay I couldn’t help cracking up! He sat with his back to me, shunning me, while I laughed and of course Facebooked and Twittered his humiliation to the world! Hmm, no wonder he’s out to get me.
Did someone give Rascal catnip last night?
My daughter and I had a special girls night and camped out in the living room last night. We made a bed with the couch cushions, watched a movie, and then attempted to sleep.
In the dim light, after the lights were out and we were all snuggled up, I heard a cat jump up onto the fish tank and I could see Rascal stretching up the side of the bookcase. He looked like he was trying to find a way to the top. Since that was apparently not possible, he swiped a few things off the middle shelves that he could reach with his paw and then again with his head.
I shook my own head and rolled over to sleep, but then he jumped on and off the fish tank… on and off, on and off, on and off, I mean, really?? And he was not quiet about it, so I got up and got my camera out to record this disturbance of the peace. I turned the lights on low so I could better see what he was up to.
|sorry for photo quality, as I said the lights were low|
Perhaps he was inspired by the movie we had watched, Finding Nemo? He was looking for a way into that fish tank! He finally stayed on top of the tank for a bit and watched our one lonely little goldfish swim back and forth, following it’s every movement.
He quickly tired of this and proceeded to do laps around the room, never touching the floor of course, and making as much noise as possible. There was no way my daughter or I were going to fall asleep, so we just watched the entertainment. Here’s a video of one of his rounds:
There’s nothing on the other side of the couch, so he was looking in vain. He decided to travel across the top of the couch, not easy to do since it’s very narrow and there were no cushions to walk across (remember we were laying on them), and it’s right up against the wall.
Not one to give up easily, he latched his claws in with every step to keep from falling and tight rope walked across that couch, ripping and tearing all the way. He couldn’t have just walked across the wide part of the couch and make it easy on us all?! No. I flinched as he took each ripping step, but knew it would just be worse if I had tried to pry him off, rather than let him make his way to the end. Our couch is old and stained from the years with small kids anyway.
Once on the other side, he barely missed knocking over my water and wine glasses to get over the side table to my husband’s chair. Where he leaped across the room to the kid’s chair, and began his circle round the room again! It reminded me of that game “Hot Lava” when I was a kid and you couldn’t touch the ground across the playground!
It had toys on it, but he managed to climb over them without tipping the basket. Pausing to sniff everything to check for anything of interest. From there, he leaped back up to the fish tank again and began again!
We finally turned off the lights, trying to ignore him and get some sleep, but once the lights were back out, he seemed to move in fast forward and knocked a few more things down! His eyes shown in the moonlight like he was wired! He was spazzing out like he does with catnip, but I hadn’t given him any!