Friday, September 4, 2009

So Who's That Crazy Cat?

Misty and her toys
Misty and her toys

This is a photo of Misty, my niece's cat. Misty loves her striped washcloth, her very own cat-sized towel. She will carry it around the house as she sees fit, puts it down where she pleases and works it over as long as she is interested.

Her favorite place to touch and pet this washcloth with her soft de-clawed mitts is in the kitchen while stretched out on the striped rug. (Misty has an affinity for stripes.) She also loves the kitchen cabinet, which you can see along the bottom edge of the photograph. She touches the smooth wood frequently while mauling her cloth.

But her favorite toy is her woven blue sun-hat, a corner of which can be seen flattened beneath her. She loves to play with this hat and fiercely guards it from her brothers when they come too close to it. She will often move it because one or the other of them has discovered the hat's current hiding place. That's when Misty usually drags it to the kitchen to work it over.

I was lucky to get this shot of her, before she thought her privacy with her toys was about to be violated. I've never known a pet quite like Misty before, as all our cats were quite conventional. Have you known a pet with a similar neurotic streak? What kinds of quirks and tricks have your cats displayed?

Please share your cat stories below in the comment section and let's expose these furry sweethearts for what they are -- crazy cats! LOL Thanks for visiting!

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CurioCache said...

Thanks for the darling story about Misty! Our crazy cat, Fuzzy (R.I.P.) had a whole bunch of toys, but the only one she liked was a little rolled up piece of red felt - a scrap from making a Christmas stocking for her. It was bound with a black piece of yarn - nothing special, no cat nip ...just plain scraps. If you threw it from one end of the house to another, she would leap over anything in the way and "fetch" it, then drop it and look at you to do it again. She did this for a few months, then suddenly stopped. Maybe I should have had a summer scrap as well as a winter one...

MetzyMom said...

I Love Your Post!!! I love Curio's too!!! We don't have any felines, but I love hearing about these critters... so independent... not at all like our dogs...

Sunflower Ranch said...

Curio!! Thanks for your sweet story about Fuzzy. She was an unqualified crazy cat, the little darling! They are just precious with their little habits. Thanks for adding her story! Simply heartwarming! :D

Sunflower Ranch said...

Metzy!! Thanks for adding your comment!! So glad you liked our kitty-cat stories! They are precious and such little individuals, you just never know which kitten is going to develop into a "real crazy" adult. Some are cool, but my favorites are the quirky ones. Talk about personality! LOL Dogs, now, are a whole different story! LOL Thanks again! :D

CurioCache said...

I love 'em all!! Animals just make me smile... :)