Hello my fellow miscreants,
As many of you read from last week, My Orange Tabby kitten Ivan has been ill, and I have been giving him first aid. It’s been traumatic for both of us, he ends up wet with Peroxide & water mixture – I end up wet in blood from the vicious clawing he does. The good news is his stitches are out so our daily dance is done, no more squirting.
He has been trying to stalk me to exact his revenge for the indignities of his care. I arrogantly thought the issue had passed, after all he is a young kitten, and lacks the stealth of an older cat, in fact I almost worry about how clumsy he is, his tail and limbs being longer than his body, and out of proportion. But the Vet said that’s typical, he is essentially a teenager, although there are more than a few days I wished I could have neutered my own teenagers, and let them have back their bits after they turned 21 – but that’s a different post altogether.
Last night, after work I was in the shower when I heard little Ivan ‘sneak’ into the bathroom. He ended up tripping and slamming his head into the door, making much more noise than a 2.5 lb kitten should. I got out and checked him, and he was fine, with no more brain damage than normal for a cat. Of course I was wet as I held him and as I turned him and checked his head, so he ended up wet as well.
After trying in vain to use my shower to warm myself I came out to see Ivan sitting on the counter, smiling. It was when I grabbed my towel, and wrapped it around me, and noticed something warm and squishy that I realized why he was smiling.
Needless to say, despite the city’s call to conserve water, I ended up taking 2 showers that day, and drying off with paper towels.
He may not be stealthy, but is has obnoxious down flat.