See these three?
|Hannah Cat, the first four-legged resident of our house|
|Screamer, the second four-legged resident...|
|Cookie, the newest four-legged resident...|
Well I'm here to tell you...they might look sweet and innocent...
But they're NOT!!
Hannah Cat torments Screamer who torments Cookie.
And they all torment the humans in the wee hours of the morning.
This morning, at 3:30, is a prime example...
Hannah Cat has decided over the last three days that she needs to jump up on my bedside table. Problem is...there isn't room for her up there and she knocks everything over. Lamp, books, clock, cell phone, regular telephone (yes, I still have one of those!)...it all goes. And it makes noise. A LOT of noise. Which startles me out of a sound sleep. So at 3:30 a.m., that's what happened...with a crash, a bang, a boom, and possible a few choice words (not from the cat).
She was banished from the room and Cookie, who NEVER gets up in the middle of the night no matter what cat shenanigans are going on, left the bedroom with her. Screamer came in, but he was quiet and sounded like he was content and going back to sleep. His little half meow/half purr, chirpy sounds are sweet.
Notice I said he WAS quiet.
Because at 3:47, he decided to start pawing at a box that contains our new curtain rod.
Paw, paw, paw...chirp, chirp, chirp...paw, paw, paw...louder meows...paw, paw, paw...
What to do!?!?
Why, put Screamer in the downstairs bathroom and put Hannah Cat in the closet and hope Cookie will return to her bed...of course!
Ha! Easier said then done.
There was some falling down the stairs followed by the discovery of a wet spot Cookie had created on the carpet.
There may have been some bribery with food involved.
But all of the creatures were finally rounded up, closed up, and eventually quiet.
Well, all of the creatures of the four-legged kind. By this point, the child was awake and defending her beloved Screamer and the adults were super frazzled and ready for a few more hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Ah the joys of having pets...