Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Mine is almost 14 years old.........
I have a friend online Doris, who just recently lost her beloved peke Gizzy and brought a red headed step child kitten (who looks very much like Sunny J, except Romeow has a tail) into her home and he is straining her patience to the inth degree. When she showed his photo on FB, I said to myself, "self, this one is t-r-o-u-b-l-e." Romeow is just a kitten but comes from a feral background as did Sunny J. But the question is....are all ginger tabby's stinkers or am I profiling?
I think I shared with you that as a kitten, he was so mean that in the rescue, they separated him from the other kittens and even had to put him away from his own mom because he tortured her. And why did I think that lots of love, a warm bed, kitty treats, toys and the occasion catnip was going to tame him????? Because I am an optimist not a realist, I guess.
I want to blame his behavior today which includes the scratches and bite marks on my arm, on the fact that I gave him catnip yesterday, but that's not it. He's crazy....there I've said it. My cat is nutz times 12. And some days, meaner than the day is long.
But today, he had the stink eye going on when we opening the laundry room door. And while finishing some design work here at the computer around noon, Sunny J. climbed up on the computer desk, pawed my hand, and proceeded to bite the crud out of my arm. When I swatted at him to stop, he engaged his back claws and pin striped me a good one. I squealed, he jumped down and made a beeline down the hallway. But 3 minutes later I noticed out of the corner of my eye he was waiting at the end of the couch almost willing me to engage him. He had that "kitty smerk of contempt" going on. We've been involved in a mexican stand off now for a few hours....but you can't fool me....he's waiting for an opening to prove whose really in charge around here. I wish the kids would get home from school and protect me. tee hee