1/14/11

Shameless!


When the temperature drops down to 0F in our neck of the woods, there's one place you can bet on finding Bon Bon. On the shelf in our closet, protecting my large handbag collection from exposure!

The other two head up there regularly as well, but it didn't take the pesky baby long to catch on to this 'hot' spot and claim it as her own.


Now this face might make you go "awww" but let me tell you she is like a terrible teen around here and regularly in trouble.

We blame ourselves for not being stricter with her when she was kitten. So she'll dig soil out of the indoor plants, knock over the odd ornament, strut along the countertop like she owns the place (which she does apparently) and hijack the other two regularly. She will even jump high up on the bookcase and sit there apparently laughing at us!


Then she'll climb on the bed and sleep stretched full length to about 3ft on top of anyone who gets in her way.

Expensive toys are wasted on her totally, her absolute favourite is a 'twisty' for tieing up things (see below). She steals them when we're not looking and then spends hours chasing it all over.


The other morning I retrieved it from the water bowl 3 times before I went to work, each time throwing it further away and each time it was back in minutes! If I leave a hair band out anywhere in the house she will sniff it out, steal it and plonk it in the water bowl.


She just loves water and has no fear of it. She always follows us in whilst we shower and walks along the edge talking at us.

She likes to stick her paws under a running tap and washes them daily in the water bowl. Hence all the little water marks I have to wipe from the floor (that's vinyl 'wood' flooring) around it. We change their water twice a day, as the bits of cat litter washed off her paw in the bottom are offputting for the others!

But pictured above is her 'piece de resistance'! Yes that is what it looks like on the dining room floor, we found it this week just sitting there.

A couple of weeks ago the Hubster went to put a shoe on and could feel a lump in it. Guess what he found! And we're in no doubt it's her as she is the only one with the claws to flip it out of the cat litter. Apparently a hardened turd is something else she can just chase around for hours!


But would we be without her, heck no. She makes us smile, laugh or shake our heads everyday at the nerve of her, and that freckle is adorable!

15 comments:

AfterGirl said...

We once had a cat who would jump in the tub when he heard the water running! Aren't they sweet (maddening)?!

Sarah said...

What a great little read. Drinking my cuppa and reading your blog is awesome!
Your cats are awesome!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's very funny. We have a huge cat that is the alpha cat, alpha dog, and alpha human. She rules the roost and does what she wants to whomever she wants with impunity. But we love her anyway.

Flea said...

She is DARLING. And that bookshelf shot looks like an annoyed teen. :)

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a great post! Love these photos of Bon Bon. Cats! What would we (cat lovers) do without them?

gigihawaii said...

Hah! We keep our cat outdoors in the patio...

Inconsequential Man said...

My cat knocks stuff off the bathroom counter until I turn the tap on for him and goes mental if there's not a peak of food in his bowl.

He's been holding me hostage in my own home for years.

Sherilyn -The Dominee Huisvrouw said...

You could have been writing about my cat. He does the same thing with my hairbands! And he always washes his paws off in his waterdish after using the litterbox. I thought MY cat was strange, but I guess he's not the only one!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Your post made my day! At one time or another I've had cats that would do the same things. Bon Bon is so cute and obviously full of personality!

George said...

Just think of how dull your life would be without Bon Bon around.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wooooooo---Bon Bon is truly in charge at your house... I laughed and laughed at the things she does... What a funny kitty.... Twist ties? Hardened turds???? Oh --how hilarious....

Enjoy her... She's obviously a perfect cat to have around to entertain you...
Hugs,
Betsy

elaine warner said...

We had a cat who, when shut in the utility room, would shop for ammo in the litter box and then shoot them under the door into the kitchen!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Elaine you had us both LOL!

Kay said...

Oh Sarah! This was such a fun post to read. Bon Bon is adorable. I love the photo of her "laughing". She has really got personality.

Au and Target said...

What a cutie! A pingpong ball may stop the turd games...