Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's a Snake! No! It's Mister Kitten!!

All the boy wanted to do yesterday was to pet his cat.  That was all he wanted!  But as he gently stoked Mister Kitten, Mister Kitten whose ears were calm, whose tail was calm, whose body was relaxed, what should happen??  That's right, his head darted out to nip the boy.  This happens a lot.  I'm not sure what it is and we'll need to work on it.  Because the boy really really really really (no, really!) wants to love on his cat.  Actually, what he wants is a cat like the late Quigley the Demon Dust Bunny Hunter who was really really really his cat (no, really!!).

 this was taken when Quigles was 10 and Corwyn was 12


Corwyn has always been a good Cat Daddy, making sure that his babies are fed and have water.  He hasn't really been able to clean kitty litter well until this year and still has to be reminded but that's not unusual.  He loves to talk to kitties and has never yelled at them from the time he was a baby.  I don't think I recall him ever pulling a tail more than once either and he's bipolar/ADD!  But then, cats are more perceptive about that kind of then than humans are... well, most cats.  Mister Kitten needs more training.


  1. Hmm, Mister Kitten might never be as tolerant and loving as Quigley, though. We hope he learns to stop nipping, however. No bitey!

  2. I know, Quigley learned from the late great Nicodemus the Evile Anti-Koala aka Thief Cat. Nikki was a love. He was a Burmese mix who crossed the Rainbow Bridge purring on my chest. Each of our other cats came up to pay him homage and kiss him good-bye. It was the sweetest thing. As Quigley got older, he started looking more and more like Nikki. Now, as Zaphi is getting older, he's starting to look more and more like Quigley.

    I'm going to have Corwyn work with me on Mister Kitten and his current biting issue. However, I've also told him that the next kitten in the house will be his kitten and that he can help pick the kitten out. I think it's only fair.

  3. Well, we have a nipping problem with all our cats once in a while - some do it when they want us to stop petting them (usually in a sensitive spot) but sometimes they get into what we call "the thrall" where they are actually so overexcited about the petting that they nip. We don't have a solution though - usually we will say "no biting" but it doesn't really seem too effective. Hopefully Mister Kitten will learn not to nip - and hopefully they are not the mean kind of nips! Good luck!