Monday, January 21, 2008

bad kitty! bad!!!!......

my cat, like every other cat i have known, has his ways. suffice it to say, there is never a dull moment around here since he arrived a little over a year ago and, when i think about it, it's probably more accurately said that he has his way of wrapping me around his little paws.

his newest obsession, of late, is fresh running water. forget the cat water bowl ..... 5 minute old water is just no longer any good for him. of course, he has now familiarized himself with every faucet in the house and somehow knows EXACTLY when i am near one, leading him to come running full force, howling for water even if he doesn't want it. since burmese cats are clumsy by nature, he invariably smacks into a wall or doesn't make it over the bathtub in time. good thing he has a hard head. LOL.

in spite of howling, meowing & yowling and being told, "NO! enough already!!" he persists trying to wear me down. no doubt he knows a sucker when he sees one and continues on, acting as if it will be his last lick of water before collapsing and passing out. this, of course, does wear me down. in defeat, the tap turns on and peace is restored.

one tap, however, is strictly off limits (big surprise that that one is his favourite?). cats and kitchens i won't put up with. as a kitten, he decided "counter surfing" was a fun activity and sought out anything edible other than cat food. {hmmm, 2 loaves of freshly made & perfect looking challah bread devoured by sharp kitten teeth comes to memory; at least he left a pretty pattern}. since there is no door on the kitchen, keeping him out of there was next to impossible. after a lot of training, i thought i had him "broken", until this —

old habits die hard.


13 comments:

sara said...

los gatos son muy listos!. o nosotros muy blandos. el mío se comió un kilo de boquerones en 30 segundos que tardé en lavarme las manos y volver, el muy #%*¨!ª*.

Vicki said...

Hehe! My cat (whose name is Bad Kitty) does the same thing!

burekaboy — said...

sari - LOL -- yuck! estoy seguro que fue un bonito olor!

hi vicki - when you're bad, you may as well be real bad, huh? ;) it seems water fresh from the source is much more thirst quenching (and fun to catch with paws!) i don't blame them, i'd probably do the same if i was a cat.

thanks for the visit and comment :)

prettybaker said...

A black cat???
A black cat???

tfu tfu tfu
hamsa hamsa hamsa
מים מלח מים מלח מים מלח

LOL!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Hehe, cat are known to be hard-headed monsters who will do anything to drive you nuts ;-P! With them, I have learnt to be zen...

My kitties are very well trained. They obey like dogs to my orders and know what "no" means or if they are doing something forbidden! Of course, they'll occasionally try to do things behind my back, but I must say that they behave pretty well...

Your cat is very cute!

Cheers,

Rosa

MamaLana said...

My Abyssinian kitty Puma has the same addiction! After the kitchen sink, her favorite spot is the walk-in shower. She loves to leap at the drops falling on her and chomping them. CHOMP!! Crazy cats! Gotta love 'em!

Kitikata-san said...

LOL :) the kitty cat made me laugh out loud! What a nice looking cat, and he likes running water. I think that is very cute. Good kitty cat.

burekaboy — said...

prettybaker - hu dafka LO hatul shachor -- chum kmo cafe turkit! LOL :))

אני אנסה להכין את העוגיות של תחינה בבלוג שלך השב-מוכרחות להיות נפלאות

rosa - hehe, i wouldn't be surprised if they invite the neighbourhood cats over for a party once we go to work! ;)

hi mamalana - not sure what it is about fresh water but there is something mesmerizing about it for them. mine too loves to play catch the drops. fun to watch them play. thanks for the visit and comment.

hiya kitikata-san - i just told him what you said and he blinked twice. i guess that's a thank you! LOL.

burekaboy — said...

prettybaker - רציתי להגיד השבועה ולא השב

TopChamp said...

how cute!! He's not daft, is he!

burekaboy — said...

topchamp - wow, only saw your comment now! sorry!!

daft he's not -- as soon as i turn my back, he's up to something i told him not to do.

shelly said...

My previous kitty Sleeve used to do the same thing! Complete with the running and howling as though this trickle of water was her last! :) Leave it to cats to get all gourmet about water :).

My current cat has been known to leave little paw marks in the sink and *ahem*... on the toilet seat :P.

burekaboy — said...

hi shelly :) - hehe, glad to know mine isn't the only one doing this. what next? perrier?? ;) sleeve is such a good cat name!

i know all too well, also, about finding those little paw marks on the toilet seat, in the bathtub and the bathroom sink. it's hard to get TOO mad as you get out the sponge or paper towel to wipe up the evidence of their bathroom fun!

hope you're well. thanks for the comment and visit :)