No, not this:
I mean these:
Stop pooing and feeeeeed me
The house is occupied by two girl cats, two boy cattens, three human girls, and me.
You can feel my pain now, right?
Introducing two kittens was, in hindsight, a risky move.
But after the first handful of months, things seem to have settled down.
Settled down means it’s still like living in a Tom and Jerry cartoon, but overall there is less kitten wee to mop up.
Oddly, the two older cats have become more kittenish.
And at the same time the two kittens have shown
remarkable maturity wait, no, strike that from the record.
The two kittens have shown no maturity at all.
They hoon around every room in the house, at all hours of the day and night, chasing/being chased by things both real and things not real.
They scamper up things (furniture, curtains) and people (me, anyone else who happens to be not in motion at that moment), then scamper down the other side.
It is sometimes a painful experience.
They crash in and out of the cat flap as if they are being pursued by…
Then, after much hooning around, they fall asleep for hours on end.
Surprisingly there has been an affect on the human occupants.
Living with the four felines has changed the dynamics slightly.
The house just feels more ‘homely’.
I have no idea how it does, but it just does.
I’m convinced that all of the cats have collective names for the humans.
‘Food opener’, ‘bathrobe wearer’, ‘small noisy one’, ‘even smaller noisier one’, etc.
Ripley thinks her name is Hello Rippers.
Dandy thinks his name is Hello little boy.
I have no idea what Raven thinks her name is, but she just doesn’t care anyway, she just wants some food and wants it now.
And Beano thinks his name is Get Down!
Getting in to the house after a day in the office can sometimes be a challenge.
Small fury quadrupeds all over the hall floor as you come in through the front door.
All demanding food.
And all demanding it right now!
Even though one must negotiate the swirling forest of (four) felines in order to get to the kitchen.
But they are lovely to have around.
And yes, they have made the house in to more of a home.
But I still wish I had a…