Sunday, November 14, 2010

The picture of innocence... not!

I have to admit, it has been a l-o-n-g time since we have had a young animal in our home. To put it into perspective, our girls, now 21 and 24, were in preschool and 1st grade the last time we had baby animals.
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Our last two dogs, Mr. O'Malley and Ms. Gizmo, were adopted at ages 7 and 8 respectively, so they were well out of the "into everything" baby stage. Ditto for our 3 cats, who by that time were also heading toward 'middle age." So this turbo charged little ball of fur has definitely been an adjustment! Just wait till you see what this child cat, the picture of innocence above, is capable of...


I woke the other morning to utter chaos and clamor coming from the living room. I had a pretty good idea who was behind it so I grabbed my camera along the way. Baby was perched on top of the shutters, the crocheted runner on top of the chest askew....


The minute she spotted me she jumped down and that was it for the runner.


It was now in a ball behind the chest, with Baby peering down and trying to grab it with her outstretched paw. After all, it's just another of her playthings, right?


Within minutes she had tired of that game and was once again focusing her attention on the shutters.


I could pretty much read her mind as the shenanigans played out before my eyes...


... although I still can't quite figure out WHAT was keeping her upright on top of the shutters since only her two rear legs were on them!


She had a grand old time grabbing at the shutters...


...and trying to get into a reclining position...


...that only a young cat could find comfortable. She stayed there a few more minutes, enjoying the scenery outside, until I spoiled her fun and told her it was time to open the shutters....


... at which point she adoringly watched me, her indentured servant, from an upside down pose, as I tidied her mess and put the crocheted runner back on the chest. How could I scold her - just look at that face!


It wasn't long before she jumped from the chest over to the sofa, tucked her little face under her tail and purred her way into dreamland (where she planned her next impish episode, the subject of a future blogpost)...

Donna

11 comments:

Flossie and Tom said...

shes beautiful - I'd forgive her anything XX

Sheila said...

what a little scoundral!! You just cant get cross with them though!!
x

Tammy said...

Thank goodness I had already had my coffee when I find your post. The cat is a curious creature for sure. MY Oscar is the same way. I especially love it when he runs through the house at 30 mph trying to get to the other end of the house. What he does this for, I don't know but he is fun to watch and highly entertaining. Hugs. Tammy

Susan said...

Oh Donna. Your kitty is soooo adorable. What a little imp. But you are right....that little face is SO SWEET...it says, like, "Mom, I can't help it if the world is all mine to explore. I love you, Mom!"

Thanks for sharing, Donna. Can't wait to see what ELSE the little dickens got into. Susan

Chatelaine said...

Oh I feel your pain Donna. As you know I have a little one myself and I too had forgotten how destructive kittens can be.

She looks really sweet but we know she is a little imp just like my Percy. You really can't punish them for being curious. You'll just have to wait til she outgrows this stage and in the meantime clear everything out of her path!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh my gosh, Donna! I just burst out laughing when I saw the photo of her on TOP of the shutters with that huge tail sticking straight up in the air! What a hoot! Who needs movie night.....? Who needs TV....? You've got enough entertainment right there! lol!

xoxo laurie

Brenda Kula said...

I adore this mischievous cat! She's so cute, and those poses are precious. Makes me want a kitten. I don't know how well that would go over with the incumbents though...
Brenda

Susan said...

What a precious little face on that ball of fur...she DID look naughty when she saw you!
Do you have any toys that move when you wind them up? She might be distracted by them.
My furry monsters like to eat my houseplants, tease the dog and get into any room where they know they are not allowed!

Dogwood said...

Love that cat of yours!!!! He is great and so (hehe) well-behaved and curious! Great photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Dogwood

La Petite Gallery said...

Cats are just amazing to watch.
My dog eats my Jade plant.

yvonne

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

How FUNNY! I spend every Tuesday evening with my 10 year old grandson.. I pick him up at school and we go wherever he wants to go and out to dinner........ Yesterday he wanted to go to the Humane Society.... I had an inner battle about the sweetest little cat there...........she reallllly wanted to come home with me.....however, we have a dog.... who does NOT like cats....They are so entertaining, aren't they? Our old kitty actually played fetch....up and down the stairs......she was soooo funny.

Have a great week...

Warm blessings,
Spencer