Should I be offended?

Should I be offended when my cat feels the need to clean herself for twenty minutes after I pat her?

The decisions to be made when you're a cat.  Sleep all afternoon?

Or spend some time playing with all your toys?

And then there's the pic below.  I can't work out whether Sophie has a toilet fetish or she's just a huge nosy parker. Every time I turn on the light/exhaust fan in the toilet she comes running from wherever she happens to be and sticks her face in the loo. I often have to push her away in order to sit down and even then she meows at me, pats at me with her paws and tries to get me to move. I have to say this occasionally puts me off my game...

As soon as I stand up she sticks her head back in the bowl, then looks up at the button, waiting for me to press it so she can watch it flush. It's like her own personal Better Homes and Gardens water feature.

No... my cat's not weird. Really.



confessionsofacountrygirl said...

Your kitty is very cute. My she's OCD about being clean? I wouldn't be offended. She still loves you....Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday for my SITS day! Have an AWESOME weekend!

Hippomanic Jen said...

Okay, so this should have been multiple posts. Thanks for the loo pics, because that's just what I needed to release the Troy-related stress for the day (had a slight oopsy that has put everything back half a day). It would put me off, too.

You could have put a bigger top floor on Sophie's palace. It is obviously not quite big enough.

And as for offended... if you were liable to take offense easily I would have recommended a dog, not a cat. Cats seem to deliberately try to offend you.

Too cute.

Femina said...

She has PLENTY of room on that platform and don't let her tell you otherwise. She just likes to sleep with her legs hanging over.

I had a friend over the other day who didn't believe Sophie has a toilet fetish. I calmly walked to the toilet, switched on the light and lifted the lid. My darling cat, who had been ASLEEP, came running in to stick her face in the bowl.

Yeah, I'd rather be offended than have my face ripped off by a vicious dog. You never see headlines that say, "Toddler mauled by family CAT", do you?

Hippomanic Jen said...

No, just suffocated by the cat sleeping on their face in the cot.

Femina said...

Nah, that's an urban myth. No recorded cases of that ever happening. They do, however, occasionally get their heads stuck in garbage disposals, as recorded in this hilarious story:

The Blonde Duck said...

So cute! She's just curious.

Copyright © 2008 - cassa verba - is proudly powered by Blogger
Smashing Magazine - Design Disease - Blog and Web - Dilectio Blogger Template