Rolly is the kind of cat who will sometimes let you pet her but then will unexpectedly bite you in the eye because it’s Wednesday, and if you try to pick her up SHE WILL FUCKING DESTROY YOU. Hunter S. Thomcat takes a slightly different approach…
Question: What’s the difference between kids during summer vacation and kittens at any time?
It’s not a riddle. I just really want to know.
PS. Yes, that is Hunter S. Thomcat when he was still Hunter S. Thomkitten. He was very demanding. He still is, but now when he flops down on my neck in the middle of the night it’s less of a sweet nuzzle and more like a ninja has karate-chopped my jugular. And the ninja wants food. And some snugglin’. And he’s confused about why I won’t wake up because he doesn’t understand that cats and people are always in different time zones.
PPS. Cat pictures and happy songs. This is what I need today. Maybe you do too. So here are two that I’m listening too today. You might hate them and that’s okay. Feel free to share your favorite happy song or cat picture or whatever makes you smile in spite of yourself.
Hunter S. Thomcat when he sees a tiny intruder in the house:
In fairness, it’s the exact same way I react to spiders.
Hunter S. Thomcat has the unique ability to see things on tv screens. This means that when I watch Doctor Who, he watches it with me (which is nice), but it also means that he’s constantly leaping onto the screen whenever David Tennant makes a particularly quick move. Not that I blame him.
The problem, however, comes about when I’m typing, scrolling down on my computer, or watching something on youtube. Then he attacks the monitor (accompanied by mewling and banging that’s so loud that Victor assumes an angry neighbor is at the door again). This will go on for hours if I let it.
For the sake of example, this is what happens when I pull up a screensaver that looks like a pug is licking your computer screen clean.
(If I’ve done this right it should be a short gif. If not, please just pretend it is.)
Honestly, I don’t know whether Hunter is trying to play with him, rescue him, or murder him. Regardless, it’s adorable. And almost impossible to work around.
And this is why I need an office with actual doors.