by, 12-11-2008 at 09:07 (1645 Views)
Did I already mention Kleintje is an attention seeker? Well, he is! It already starts in the morning. Kleintje has his own bedroom (the spare bedroom) and we always lock the door when we go to bed. Because if we don't do it, he'll start to do annoying things around 5 minutes after we close our own bedroom door. He'll scratch the door and just won't stop (ignoring doesn't help, but putting him "to bed" will).
So, I wake up in the morning, get out of bed and open the door of Kleintje's room. I go to the toilet and then it starts... Kleintje will scratch the door of the toilet (we've a seperate toilet "room") till I'm done or till he's opened it. And if it's the latter, he'll start to beg for attention (one time he even tried to crawl into my lap!). So, I kick him outside, finish my business and go to the bathroom. We never close the bathroom door (keeps the moisture level lower) and Kleintje will follow me again. He'll sit in front of the shower stall (even poke his head inside when I open the door, he's not too afraid of water), till I'm done. When I'm dressed, it's time for some food (and rest for us), so he'll start mewing, loudly. Rooie will have come downstairs too by now (he usually sleeps upstairs, in our bedroom-to-be or somewhere else he can find a comfortable spot). So, I put food in both bowls and go for breakfast myself. Ahhhh, peace and quiet!
But then, Kleintje will finish quickly (leaving about three fourth of his bowl) and walk to the kitchen to try to get outside. Which he isn't allowed to, as I don't want the cats outside. So, he'll scratch and push the catflap untill we grow tired of him and throw him out the kitchen.
But, there's one thing more fun than annoying us. And that is throwing things off tables, couches, chairs, window sills and every other surface above the floor. The way he does it is very humorous though. He'll jump up, and sit beside the object he'll throw down. He'll look at the object, then look at the floor (and me, if he knows I'm there). He'll push the object a bit closer to the edge and repeats the process. Then, when the object is laying on the edge, he'll give it another last push and looks how it falls down. The bigger the object, the better. If it's a small object (like a screw) he'll jump down and starts to "chase" it. If it's a big object, he'll look around the surface to see if he can find something else to push down. Screws, measuring tapes, pens, computer mice (with or without cord), nothing is safe.
So, back to the morning. We were sitting in the kitchen, eating our breakfast, reading the newspaper, generally waking up. One cat (Rooie) was laying underneath the table, just enjoying being around is. The other (guess who) was messing around in the livingroom. There was a bottle of water standing on the window sill. We're not done yet in the livingroom and it's still used a working place. So, this bottle of water had done something to Kleintje (I think), because it had to be trown around. Especially so hard that the top would come off. So, there was a huge puddle of water on the window sill and more on the floor. And you know what is even more fun? Pushing that (open) bottle of water around the floor! Fun, fun, fun!
Towel time. Take a towel, mop the floor and leave it on the sill to remove the water there too. No, not according to Kleintje, towels musn't be used to clean water from sills! So, that too must be thrown down on the floor...
Luckily, it was time to get to work. Somehow they never break anything when we're not at home, only when we are...