Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Answer Your Cats' Questions Day
Karen Jo: It's cold and wet out there and it's dangerous, too. There are cars and dogs and coyotes.
Spyro and Horus: Aww, Mom!
Oja: Why are you always saying, "Ouch!" when I make biscuits on your lap?
Karen Jo: Because it hurts. You poke your claws through my pants and my skin.
Oja: Aww, Mom.
Rocio: Why don't you just put the treats out in a big bowl instead of making us scratch for them? You always give treats to every cat who comes over to the treat drawer anyway.
Karen Jo: Because it gets you to scratch on the scratchers and not on the furniture all the time.
Rocio: We still scratch on the furniture.
Karen Jo; I noticed.
Bambino: Why won't you just pet me when I jump up on your chest at 0-dark-thirty? You always go back to sleep.
Karen Jo: Sorry, Bambino, but I need my sleep, same as you do. You don't like it when I wake you up, do you?
Bambino: I don't really mind. I can always sleep later.
Julius: Why are you always trying to touch me? You know I'll run away.
Karen Jo: Sometimes you let me pet you. I really want you to get used to me, so I can pick you up and hold you and cut that band off your neck that the shelter put on. I don't want it to get too tight as you grow.