We’re currently in the second weekend of doing a kitchen renovation. Last week there was a mix of old cabinets and new pieces in my kitchen and the cats were a little confused and stressed out. They dutifully took advantage of the situation though.The braver of our cats wore herself out climbing in and out of every box, shelf, wrapping paper, and nook. Chasing every dropped screw and discovered toy. Slinking into every uncovered vent and duct she could find. Good thing cats have a few extra lives and a lot of luck.
After a cursory inspection, the less brave of our cats went back to the quiet bedroom and hid.
We figured out how to make our sober, adult calico look just like a kitten. Pour yourself a glass of milk to go with the freshly baked cookies. Voila! Instant kitten, complete with squeaks.
The other cat doesn’t consider a teaspoon of milk to be a treat. Totally different creatures.
Our calico, Ro, was a stray kitten when we adopted her from the alley outside our shop. She’s always been much more flexible about what constitutes food than our other cat who was never anything but a house pet. This also means she wants to check what we eat and drink to make sure she’s not missing out. It’s a bad cat habit and we try not to leave stuff out for her to play with.
My bad habit is leaving random glasses of water around the house. This leads to one of my early kitten pictures of Ro trying to get a drink out of one. And today’s amusing 15 months later version. She’s much taller and smarter about it these days.