This week, Chessie has been exploring every new surface she can get her paws on, in, or up to. The only one I am actively deterring her from is the kitchen counter, as that is gross and dangerous. The bathrooms, however, I am just looking on about and photographing, because I am not kidding, I have always wanted a cat who sleeps in the sink.
Here we have Chessie’s Adventures in Sinks and Tubs, Part One (these are only in my bathroom, because I didn’t catch her fast enough in Ace’s):
The first time we saw her in the sink, chillin'
A short while later, she relaxed even further, and passed out
This morning, she moved on to the tub
Tonight, she returned to the sink to stare at me via the mirror
My kitten Chessie, in typical family tradition, has decided to shatter the boundaries and mores of society (catciety?) by acquiring an avid interest in plumbing, carpentry, and machinery. Given that she is an indoor kitten, these career paths have been restricted to domestic plumbing, carpentry, and machinery. She is particularly fond of the dishwasher, chairs, and anything involving the toilet or its pipes.
Chessie in action on/around chairs is a bit harder to capture than the moments when she actually sits still on them, so the images below are of her brief periods of rest. And while I do have photos of her in the bathroom, it seems kind of whacky and odd to include those in this pictorial. Thus, I have limited this lil “My Cat, the Handyman” instagram set to Chessie’s affinity for chairs and the dishwasher. Enjoy!
Everyone has quirks, and some quirks are quirkier than other quirks. That said, I LOVE SPECIAL EAR. For those who are unfamiliar with this term, which yes I did make up, Special Ear is when an animal’s ear, or ears, are flipped inside out. I think it makes them look freaking adorable, in a, you know… special kind of way.
Before I share these Instagram photos of my cats Chessie and Pies with their Special Ears, I’d like a devote a moment of silence for my wonderful cat Bill whose ears refuse to go special. I have tried numerous times this afternoon, ever since I decided to write this blog an hour ago, and they just. won’t. stay. when you flip them. As I used to say to my RnR employees, back when I was an employer, we all have our talents. Bill has many others, of course, and is making a heck of a living as a label model for Buffalo Bill Cowboy Kale Chips. (Insert silence here.)
Chessie being sleepy and happy to let me specialize her ears.
Pies' ear specialized itself, and she left it. She is not the sort of girl to let you play with her ears.
This could also fall into the "Chessie's Homies" category, as this couch is as much her friend as assorted chairs, etc.