The mother cat had a litter of four kittens. The runt of them all is now huge. I guess he ate and ate to catch up only he forgot to stop. Now, he lays around not moving much. Except when I go to the cupboard where the food is kept. Then, there is a bit of an earthquake as he rumbles towards me meowing to be fed. (As if I were starving him)
It is rare that I get to sit alone. The morning routine results in one or other of the cats joining me on a chair in the living room. Some sit on my lap and purr, some knead my belly leaving tiny scratch marks and my big boy will jump up, face me and place one of his paws on each of my shoulders, giving me nice hugs.
Sometimes, he rubs his face against mine and if I am lucky he will nibble on my ear. He is such a cute boy.
Cats know when their food bowls have been forgotten about. They do not care how busy you may be. Having no food is not acceptable. If coming to get you and meowing does not jog the memory, they will sit by the empty bowl and look pleadingly with pathetic, sorrowful eyes. Willing the food to appear.
Knowing how to get your attention, they will stare until you get off your butt and do their bidding. I believe they have all studied the same ninja-mind control. They recognize their superiority, if only human’s would? You get up and feed them.
Anyone with a tablet knows that getting gadgets to make things easier is always fun. So, you buy a stylus and it attaches to your iPad through the headphone jack. Fabulous. Now, you will never be without it.
Of course, the cat seeing something dangling begins to swipe at, bite, and generally play with the object. After all, that is what the human got the thing for. Right?
Is it very cute to watch the cat play. No one can resist a playful kitty. An hour or two may go by and time to get down to some serious playing on the tablet, only to find the stylus is no longer there!
And no amount of coaxing will make that cat tell you what became of the goods. Whose toy is it anyway?