My cat Winnie is a fairly calm and mild-mannered kitty. She is very innocent and cuddly, and would never hurt anyone ever. Seriously, even if you hold your finger up to her mouth, even if you stick your finger IN her mouth, she will refuse to bite you.
She is a good little cat.
She likes to snuggle, and sleeps in my bed with me at night. And when I say sleeps in my bed, I mean she lets me spoon her under the covers and will usually stay until I fall asleep. I’ve trained her to do this since she was just a little kitty.
So she’s pretty mellow. In her younger years she was all feisty, and though she does still play occasionally, she’s pretty simmered most of the time. But even now if there was a mouse in my apartment she would get it immediately and play with it until it was dead. She doesn’t mess around.
For the most part though, now that she is an elder kitty (she is nearly 19!) she spends her days leisuring around on my ottoman.
Which I have to cover with a blanket because she just sheds on it like craaaaazy.
But every once in a while, Winnie has what I like to call Hyper Cat Night.
I’ll bring her to bed with me, and she will start off sleeping all nice cuddled up to me, but once I start to fall asleep she will decide it’s time to get crazy. She will start by casually walking all over my body.
She then gets all up in my grill. She will come right up to my head and start meowing loudly in my face. Not annoying at all. So I tell her no, it’s bedtime, and kick her off the bed.
Then she will start rummaging around in random things in my closet. She will find the ONE plastic shopping bag in my room and roll all over it and crawl inside of it and play with it all loud and obnoxiously. So I yell for her to stop.
And all will be silent for a moment.
And then she will jump back onto the bed and start kneading my legs. I assume she is doing this to make me more comfortable for her.
She will do this until I am soft and comfortable enough for her little kitty body to sleep on, and then she will lay down. And stare at me.
And I know she is staring at me because I can FEEL her eyes on me. So I happened to have my phone beside my bed and took a picture, and sure enough…
Staring. She is so creepy.
And then she will get up and repeat the whole annoying process.
By the time she is actually ready to sleep…
It is light outside.
Ughhhh, cats! But I can’t stay mad at her! She has the cutest little meow, so in the morning once she looks at me all innocently and meows all cute, I will forgive her and we are BFF’s again.
Anyway, I don’t really know what to do about Hyper Cat Night except try to tire her out before bedtime. Winnie looooooves the catnip, and it makes her act like a deranged fool, so I’m thinking I’ll give her that at around 8pm so when it’s time to get tangled up in the sheets she will be exhausted from being crazy. Hopefully.
Kitties are silly.