Atticus my catticus

(Disclaimer: My grandma told me that I talk about my cat like he's my son. To that I say, until I have a baby, he is my kid! And I am not ashamed.)

My cat. He's crazy.

I'm not joking when I tell you that my period is his FAVORITE time of the month. That right there should tell you how weird he is. He loves it for 3 reasons:

1. Pantyliners

2. Pads

3. Tampons

All three of these products utilize types of paper in their packaging that make a very satisfying crinkly noise when crumpled, which brings him running to the bathroom every time. He particularly likes the little paper lining on the back of a pantyliner and will play fetch with it for hours. It is, by far, his favorite toy. I wouldn't mind this at all, but I end up with crumpled up pantyliner backings hidden in various places throughout the house for a week every month.

I've tried buying him real cat toys but anything without a string holds no interest for him, and anything with a string he eats! I even bought a laser pointer because he loves chasing shadows, and I figured it would be about the same concept (with less energy output from me, natch). He did love it the first 2 or 3 times we used it. Then he slid a little too fast around a corner on our hardwood floors, and slammed his side pretty hard into a bookshelf. Shortly after that he learned that he can't catch that little red dot, and has given up trying.

So, I will continue to allow him to play with the wrappers from my feminine hygiene products every month. His enthusiasm for "that time of the month" is sometimes the one thing that brings a smile to my face when AF defeats me yet again.


Steph O. said...

LOL! My cats are my kids too! Goofy little kids who will throw something new into the mix if they start getting predictable.

Buster plays a funny version of baseball with panty liner wrappers. (i my be weird, but i wear them every day) I go through the house a couple times a wk & pick up all the crumpled papers (more than pl wrappers).

Oh & the RED DOT, gotta GET IT! LOL! They come running when they hear it click on.

Erin said...

Lol, kitties play with the darnest things. My kitty loves her toys on a string. She carries the darn things up and down the stairs, and yes they have bells on them. We wake up on the weekends with her toys in our bed.

It is hilarious to watch them chase the red laser.

-my husband grows cotton- said...

That is hilarious!!! I don't have a kitty, but my dog loves my Dh's old work boots. And the new ones too!

Emily said...

LMAO Kitty! Atticus has a great personality!!!

Allison said...

Ah, yes, our furbabies are definitely our kids!!

Too funny! I have crinkly drapes in our bedroom. Correction, I *had* crinkly drapes in our bedroom until the cat discovered they make the most delightful sound if she paws at them at 2am. sigh

M said...

I've already come to the realization that DH and I are "those" pet owners too. Our dogs are our babies.

So cute to imagine your kitty playing with the pantyliner backing. Hilarious!

Christina said...

I talk about my dogs all day long. People at work think I'm insane. Bo is on my computer's wallpaper.

Our ferret plays with wrappers like that too. She loves them.