Dec. 3rd, 2009

danagryphon: (Cats)
Shadow really is the world's most ungraceful cat. Aside from sliding across the linoleum floor after trying to stop from a full tilt, then decided it was fun and doing it again and again. Last night he decided to leap onto the back of the sofa from my lap and... missed. It was evidently a little bit further of a leap than he thought it was, and I ended up with a face full of cat butt.

However, he is much more fun to watch chase the laser pointer, since all Fuzzy will really do is reach out and try to paw at it, but running after it is just too much effort. Shadow, on the other hand, will run along the top of the sectional from one end to the other chasing the little red dot.

I've also discovered that Shadow has a sweet tooth. Where Fuzzy won't touch human food, not even boiled chicken (as we found out when prescribed a diet of boiled chicken by the vet for an upset tummy), Shadow will eat anything and everything that isn't hidden, covered, or nailed down. He has a liking for both cheesecake and apple crisp. If we go out with food left out, we have to cover it or stick it in the microwave so he can't get at it. And the kids have learned that any food dropped on the floor needs to be picked up quickly before Hoover sucks it up.

Not that Fuzzy doesn't have her idiosyncrasies as well. She thinks the stairs are the greatest cat toy in the world, a combination scratching post (the risers, at least) and jungle gym. She will regularly go down the stairs by rolling down them one at a time, holding onto the previous step with her claws as she slides down to the next one on her back. And I've given up being surprised by her ability to climb the vertical metal ladder up into E's bunk bed. And then there is her compulsive need to sit *in* and *on* things. Baskets, boxes, step stools, newspapers. If there is something laying on the floor, she will be sitting on it. And I can't even put an empty laundry basket down for five seconds before she jumps into it like it is her own personal castle.

I have a couple of weird cats.
danagryphon: (Cats)
Shadow really is the world's most ungraceful cat. Aside from sliding across the linoleum floor after trying to stop from a full tilt, then decided it was fun and doing it again and again. Last night he decided to leap onto the back of the sofa from my lap and... missed. It was evidently a little bit further of a leap than he thought it was, and I ended up with a face full of cat butt.

However, he is much more fun to watch chase the laser pointer, since all Fuzzy will really do is reach out and try to paw at it, but running after it is just too much effort. Shadow, on the other hand, will run along the top of the sectional from one end to the other chasing the little red dot.

I've also discovered that Shadow has a sweet tooth. Where Fuzzy won't touch human food, not even boiled chicken (as we found out when prescribed a diet of boiled chicken by the vet for an upset tummy), Shadow will eat anything and everything that isn't hidden, covered, or nailed down. He has a liking for both cheesecake and apple crisp. If we go out with food left out, we have to cover it or stick it in the microwave so he can't get at it. And the kids have learned that any food dropped on the floor needs to be picked up quickly before Hoover sucks it up.

Not that Fuzzy doesn't have her idiosyncrasies as well. She thinks the stairs are the greatest cat toy in the world, a combination scratching post (the risers, at least) and jungle gym. She will regularly go down the stairs by rolling down them one at a time, holding onto the previous step with her claws as she slides down to the next one on her back. And I've given up being surprised by her ability to climb the vertical metal ladder up into E's bunk bed. And then there is her compulsive need to sit *in* and *on* things. Baskets, boxes, step stools, newspapers. If there is something laying on the floor, she will be sitting on it. And I can't even put an empty laundry basket down for five seconds before she jumps into it like it is her own personal castle.

I have a couple of weird cats.

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