Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Gratuitous Grooming

by Cat Crazy

IMG_2851We had a big temperature drop last night, so the 4-legged people have been mighty feisty. Even Caesar, normally the essence of decorum, woke the human 4 times between 3:00 and 4:30 am.

This morning, after breakfast for kitties and the human, and a rousing game of fishing pole as well as laser tag, the Girly Girl came racing out into the kitchen and started flipping around. Once the human laughed out loud, she spoiled everything, as Miss Mac got self conscious and started in doing what all kitties who are embarrassed do:  gratuitous grooming.  Of course, because she was still wild, her grooming exploits took on a comic air as well.


And in between bouts of back washing, she crouched down and looked every where but at the human, who had witnessed a moment when a kitty was not in complete control, and had had the audacity to laugh about it.


The only problem is, she was still wild and crazy, so even when she was trying to sit still and look cool, she fairly vibrated with unreleased energy. In an effort to help her out (and, yes, to see more silliness), the human tossed her a pen cap, which normally is one of her favorite toys to chase around the slippery kitchen floor. Alas, not today: she was not going to do something that encouraged the human to laugh at her again.


Que more grooming.


Eventually she did settle down, had one more wash, and then gracefully departed the location of her humiliation. <<Humans!  Baah!>>


(c) Copyright 2015, PeggyMalnati. All rights reserved. Photos my own.


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