Warning….a post about my cat 🙂
Port2Port’s bring your pet to blog day. Spud isn’t cuddly. I wanted a cuddly cat (should have bought a Burmese!). He’ll tolerate being cuddled when I get home from work for about 30 seconds. However once you put him down, that’s not the end of it. It’s on his terms, it’s why I like cats but also frustrating. He’ll run in front of you, stand in another room meowwwing like someone’s torturing him or start chewing on something he knows you don’t want chewed. When you confront him or ask what’s going on he’s like "who, me?". He wants to be patted and scratched, just not whilst sitting on my lap. He’ll lay just out of arms reach and look at me with a "get off your ass and pat me look", 90% of the time he wins.
He’ll sit on Doughman’s lap, but only so he can suck his tail. Yes, I’m embarrassed to say my cat is a tail sucker (is there a recovery group for this?). When we bought Spud he was about 6 weeks old. Tiny! Doughman wasn’t working at the time, so he was home with Spud and the cat used to sit on his lap whilst Doughman was on the computer. After about 3 months of age the cat started to suck his tail. Doughman is the mummy. Spud sits on his lap to suck his tail. One day I’ll film it. The cat then walks around with the top 2 inches of his tail all wet and sucky with cat spit! Anyone else experience this?? I never have.
Whenever Doughman or I are on the computer Spud has to have somewhere to sit on the desk. If not he causes havock. This includes chewing on my craft, walking in front of the keyboard and wiping his tail on your face, chewing electrical cables and generally being annoying. I figured out if you give him something squishy to sit on, he’ll lay down whilst your on the computer and go to sleep.
I snapped these this week. He was obviously very comfy and was squished up close to the keyboard, but still keeping an eye on me.