Sunday, June 28, 2009

Addressing Atticus

We've now had Atticus 2.5 months and believe his age to be about 4.5 months. I am beginning to think it's the cat's equivalent to the Terrible Twos. Up until his manhood was taken away, he operated on two modes-kill, or sleep. Currently he has found the coveted chill mode, but it's not quite at the percentage I would love just yet.

Perhaps growing up with dogs did not prepare me for having a cat because they have different characteristics, obviously. Some of Atticus' issues that I need to cease and desist include:

1. Biting
2. Jumping on everything
3. Claws and their piercing of my clothes, skin, everything
4. The nest he has decided to take up under our bed frame and between the cheese cloth lining. He has torn holes through the lining and jumps around underneath as if it were a trampoline.

However, naughty behavior aside, his sweet behavior is displaying itself more and more, which is most evident upon him seeing you after a nap, coming home, or occasionally first thing in the morning (if he didn't wake US up with his usual 6 a.m. call, which is really point # 5 on the above list.)

But oh Atticus, how you add spunk to the Haselton home!


Twinkle Toes said...

#4 is making me roll on the floor in fits of giggles.

Erin said...

He is so naughty, of course he thinks it's just the best game and little dwelling ever!