If you didn’t already know (I talk about them enough), I have two gorgeous kitties: Ivy, our oldest, who’s named after Poison Ivy, and Harley, our little one, who’s named after Harley Quinn. Can you tell me and Matt are pretty geeky? They’re both totally different. We somehow managed to adopt the two most opposite feline friends in the world. Ivy is polite, timid, sweet and intelligent whilst Harley is daft as a brush, lazy and overly loving. They’re my world though, and I wouldn’t change them for the anything.
Both of them have such weird personalities, and with that comes a range of weird habits. They probably take after their mum (spoiler: that’s me)… I just had to share the weird things my cats do with you.
→ Ivy is incredibly vocal. She talks to both me and Matt all day long. She’ll talk to things she is confused by. She’ll talk to bugs and moths if she’s ‘hunting’ them. She’ll yell at Matt when I’m not in the room. She’s like a person.
→ When I’m in the bath or the shower, I always have a feline companion. Sometimes two feline companions. Both girls love playing around with water, but hate it in large amounts. They both wait for me to get out and then eagerly wait for me to drip my wet hair all over their fur… yep, this is a weird one.
→ Ivy gets excited when we drink from plastic water bottles. She loves it when we pour a little water onto her nose too.
→ Harley still acts like a kitten. It’s like she’s properly imprinted on me. She completely trusts me and will lay with me like a newborn. Every day I get the biggest drool-filled cuddle, right in the crook of me neck. She even tries to suckle on my ear lobes and engagement ring.
→ Ivy will always go for a wee when I go for a wee… bathroom buddies!
→ Both girls freak out at the sound of a newborn baby. If it’s coming from the TV, they’ll try to circle it and get behind it to find the source of the noise. They get really distressed!
→ Ivy always comes running when I open the freezer door. She loves it when I pick off or find little pieces of ice and then throw them across the kitchen, into the sink, so she can chase them.
→ Both of our girls love belly-rubs. Harley’s favourite belly rubs are when she’s just woken up and trying to get some attention. Ivy wants belly-rubs every time we leave and re-enter the flat, in the morning or before we feed her. She’ll just flop onto the floor and present her little tummy.
→ Ivy gently taps thing. She “boops” them when she’s not quite sure what they are – flies, insects, carrier bags, light switches, anything new we buy.
→ Me and Matt always go to bed at the same time so we have a full-on bedtime routine. I’ll have a pint of water, let the cats drink some and then Matt will turn the lights off. As soon as the lights go out, both cats will jump off the bed, out of the bedroom, into the kitchen and eat their cat biscuits. Every night.
→ Ivy is obsessed with my bras. Whenever I head into the bedroom to change into my pyjamas, she’ll eagerly follow me, wait for me to take my bra off and then chase the straps. Bras are her favourite toy.
Do your pets have any weird quirks?
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