Miscellaneous Miu tales - I'm bursting, I just gotta gush!
Being a first time cat owner, all her antics are new, funny, amusing and exciting to me. I learned cats are so much more entertaining than dogs are! So here are some cute and/or funny ones.
We have little cardboard boxes all over the house. She loves sitting in them. Don't get me wrong, we also have cat/dog beds all over too. Spoilt rotten, my children are! Anyways, you'll come out of the bathroom and see her sitting there in the box waiting for you. It's funny because that box is a tight fit as she's sitting upright.
We have cat perches at the windows. One of them is in my room. As soon as I open the door, she dashes top speed to the perch and then watches the birds for a while. We also have one on the ground floor where the dog also 'perches'. Some days when I come home from work, I see the two of them sitting side-by-side staring at me as I come up the walk. Darn cute!
Miu is acting more and more like a dog. She comes when called, stops bad behavior when told no about 75% of the time. She follows me around like a child, as long as I'm in sight it's all good, but if I go into a 'forbidden room' and shut the door, she cries for me. When the doorbell rings, she must race over to see who it is.
She's typical cat-fastidious-clean. However, she takes it over the top by wanting to clean stuff that's none of her business such as the dog's indoor 'rainy day' litter box. If I don't get to it in time, you can hear her scratching away. She doesn't touch the pee, just scratches around it like she's trying to gather all the 'pee-cooties' in one place. She'll also attempt to gather 'water-cooties' around a sink drain as well. You can't use a sink in her presence. Surprisingly, she leaves the kitchen sink alone. She seems to only want to clean the bathroom and laundry sinks.
Oh, I wonder if others have cats who do this? When she sleeps, sometimes, she'll stretch her arms out wide and then wrap them around her face. It's so adorable! Or if she's sleeping and you put your hand under her arm, she'll hug it tight against her body and sleep while holding it in her embrace.
She's also become quite vocal after getting used to us and the living quarters. When she comes into a room that you're in, she'll say hi. She also has the typical, feed me I'm hungry mew except, she does a long drawn out one. It's funny because you'll be heading to the kitchen, she'll be behind you. As she catches up, she starts wailing 'feed me!!!', then she passes you and rounds a corner, still wailing 'I'm Huuuunnngryyyy". Basically, you end up hearing her wailing but you don't see her because she overshot you.
Long post, but I had to gush. I swear, I'm no longer a dog person..(sorry Rocky...but I still love you!)...I'm officially a cat person now!