Yamantaka is THE most obsessive smart crazy cat…
He finds toys in everyday objects like no cat that has ever owned me…
He brings them to both of us for inspection which is good when it is dangerous.
Yup, dangerous. He once found a stray pin!
One of the ways we keep him from getting in actual trouble is to give him something he can have, and tell him he can’t have it…. “This is NOT for you… You stay away from this Yamantaka!” He understands words and when I work my magic around that-which-he-can’t-have he knows this is special and not for him and contrary cat goes for it the minute we step out of sight.
(One of my cards (Etsy)
is a capture of him and the yellow bowl of hairbands.)
Then he brings them to me.
If I don’t pay attention he wraps himself around my foot and nibbles
and scratches until I pick it up and…
ZING! It flies into the pile of paper they all love to play in!
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Ha! Lots of furry fun at the studio! We both have a special cat unlike no other before. Mr. Contrary should meet Mr. Needy & Annoying. They might form a special bond.
It’s a good thing we love our “kids” or they might truly make us bonkers. 😉
Yesh! Thank the heavens we love them! We’ve also always been able to let the cats stay out in the big studio when there was no project that they could harm… but with Yamantaka, that is never going to happen. I almost died when he brought me the pin, with the little ball in his mouth. 40 years, many furry friends, and never had to worry about a grown cat (we have good cleaning putting away practices). But this is it for us — they are relegated to the office when we have to leave.