Birdwatcher

Birdwatcher

Our resident huntress, fascinated by a bird on the balcony.

Trophy hunter

Meeko has started a new criminal career!

If anyone leaves a drawer or cupboard open, she sneaks in and steals her favourite trophy: a rolled-up pair of socks. This then gets thrown around as enthusiastically as possible, and chased with complete abandon.

Needless to say, cute as she is, I’m not all that thrilled with the idea of holes in my socks or my newly-washed socks being dirty before I even get the chance to wear them.

Here is the little madam very proudly clutching her prize, and then complaining when I confiscated it.

I almost feel sorry enough for her to give it back!

Our little athlete

Meeky has been trying her hands (paws?) at all the toys in the house, and has developed some clear favourites, including trying to catch a ball that spins round and round a blue track and leaping for what we affectionately call her ‘Bug’, a cardboard twist on wire that imitates an insect. Meeko is an extremely active kitten, and always seems to be in mid-air.

Luckily she’s an indoor cat (like all our cats), because otherwise I think that the local wildlife would live in absolute terror!

ATTACK!

ATTACK!

Because kittens can’t be good all the time, and sometimes they just have to pounce on your head when you’re stuck trying to get out of the cat tunnel and can’t get them back! Poor Moosh. 🙂

Some more photo updates of Meeko

Just a quick update: as you can see, Meeko’s now out and about, having decided that she’s bored of being in the guest room, and is very busy exploring and investigating everything! She does still run back in there when something is a bit too intimidating or it’s nap-time, but she’s not hiding any more, and is slowly but surely taking over the rest of the house too.

Da Bird!

The most popular cat toy in this house (and in many others, I’m sure) is Da Bird.

It seems simple enough: a few feathers tied to a fishing spinner at the end of some thread on a stick, but, unless you’ve seen it, you probably wouldn’t believe how the cats go ballistic for it! The spinner makes the feathers sound like flapping bird-wings as you pull them through the air, which really seems to trigger the cats’ hunting instincts in a big way. And, of course, this is one bird they don’t get into trouble trying to catch!

Here’s what I managed to get of Mushu’s hunting spree. I really only got the slow ones: he was moving waaaaaaay too fast to take the real flying-through-the-air pictures.

Wash day blues

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