*Warning: embarrassing cat pictures ahead. Embarrassing for the cat, at least.*
What I like best about dogs is their excitement over everything.
It's time to wake up?
Someone dropped food on the floor?
We're going outside?
It's not quite the same with a cat.
Go right ahead, I'll sleep another 5 or 6 hours.
What's that, expensive cat food?
*sniff* No thanks.
Venture beyond the door?
SHEER CATTY TERROR. (Let's just say if George R. R. Martin wrote a book about this, it would be called A Song of Dread and Despair.)
We've been trying to get past the sheer terror bit when it comes to going outside.
Taking him for some fresh air- check.
Getting used to a leash- check. (Although he hates it. This is what usually happens.)
|obligatory and mortifying kitten pic|
Experiencing all kinds of weather- check.
Suffering through the most humiliating experiences possible- check. Like wearing his knit sweater from Grandma.
It's all to no avail.
At home he's a great guy. Sociable, slightly imperious, playful. He loves chasing his laser pointer "mouse" and pouncing on drinking straws. He immediately knows when we've brought home a melon from the store and runs to the kitchen, begging for a piece of it. (Melon consumption in our household is roughly: D- 95%, Кит- 4.5%, Me- .5%, and let's not even talk about corn on the cob!)
But when that front door opens.... oh boy. Watch out.
He recently met his new best friend- a cat travel bag. We wanted to give him enough time to feel comfortable with it before traveling long distance. Although he's okay with the bag so far and it's definitely better than what he used to ride in, he still isn't fond of the great outdoors.
I'm used to dogs that run around with wild glee, roll in gross things, and come trotting up with a stick to play fetch. Кит is a little different. He'll stay in the bag as long as possible, hoping you've forgotten about him-
and only emerge with the greatest reluctance. I think this picture says it all-
Speaking of cats, I caught this uber-cute kitten napping outside a café the other day.
Tell me about your pet and his/her weird eating habits! Have you ever traveled together?