Pussy Willow Tails

There is always so much I want to write and post about, but due to time to think, edit and compile photos I am taking the easy way out again this week. BUT I thought it would be a good idea to give you an update on our little furry addition to our family. If you recall last November we introduced Willow a little exotic short hair kitten. Exotic short hairs are a cross between Persians (hence the squishy face) and the American Short hair(playful & active personality). They are also called the lazy man’s Persians since they are low shed and need no brushing. Well I found that part true until the last month when I have found strands and tufts of fur everywhere!

Please NO Photos

Please NO Photos

Willow was a quiet little kitten who was so shy and laid in my arms for a few hours as we debated, bargained and discussed getting her. After a day or two in her new home she got over her shyness and became quite the personality. She is funny and quirky. Willow is pretty active and runs around for hours chasing her toy mice and flinging them in the air. Being very busy with work I spend most time at home on the computer or marking. She quickly adapted and now brings her toys to me and I throw them to which she will fetch and return until she tires. Yes a dog cat who plays fetch.

Willow is also a climber and part monkey. Shelves, tables, clothes drying rack… all fair game. Living in an apartment is not exactly made for a climbing cat. I would love to get her one of those massive crazy cat ‘trees’, but how would I get that in a suitcase back to Canada? She will just have to wait until we go home.

For a young kitten she is clever. She knows when I am in search of her lost toys and will come to help. One day I laid the toys our on a chair as I found them, but 2 were still unaccounted for. When I returned that night only 1 missing toy. I thought I must have been mistaken and it was there all along. No one else was home, so what else could it be? Well the next morning all the toys were laid out on the chair. I am NOT making this up! A cat that cleans up their toys!

Wasn't Me

Wasn’t Me

Well sometimes…

She is naughty, it goes hand in hand with being clever! She knows she isn’t suppose to scratch the furniture and soon as I look over she pretends to do something else. Willow has gotten on tables and sneaks about until I catch her and then she runs to hide. She sometimes talks back when I look at her doing something wrong. She will meow like “what?” Cat with attitude… must be in her teenage phase πŸ˜‰

She is cute as a button though and you can’t stay mad for long. She is light and dark grey with tabby markings. On each side she has a bullseye, circle shape. Her fur also has a beige tinge, so she looks pinkish. Those eyes are priceless with an orange/brown hue. They freak out my brother though. He thinks they look like snake eyes. She loves pillows and will burrow behind them to sleep; her own kitty cat cave. The quirkiest thing is her love of maple granola bars! I was eating one and a crumb fell on the floor and she gobbled it up. She now knows the sound of the wrapper and will bug until she gets some. She doesn’t bother me for other foods, just oatmeal granola whether it oatmeal cereal or granola bars. Should make her transition back to Canada easier πŸ˜‰

Willow is growing and is no longer able to fit in the crook of 1 arm. I really noticed her growth after I went to Canada for 2 weeks over Chinese New Year. She is 9 months old and almost full grown. She is great company and keeps me entertained. John has been away the last few months and will return shortly. I am sure he will be surprised at her size.

Lazy Days in the Cozy Cat Cave

Lazy Days in the Cozy Cat Cave

Do you have any pets? What is something interesting or funny they do?

Stay tuned…

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10 thoughts on “Pussy Willow Tails

  1. Johnny

    She looks like cute kitty!

  2. How wonderful to have such an entertaining cat. She is precious. And a healthy eater πŸ˜‰
    Great story, CTB. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  3. Freda Goulet

    Great that she is such great company for you….

    • She is pretty funny and good company. I wanted to post her fetch video, but I would have to pay to add that option. Not worth it since I don’t take a lot of video… so you will have to imagine πŸ™‚

  4. Lately with spring coming “bird t.v.” is simply fascinating! My furry babies will spend hours watching out the front window watching the birds on our porch.
    My diluted calico likes to sit on the table in front of my computer screen. It’s fine ’til she sees something move on the screen. Then she’ll pat at it. I was watching a movie when a plane went by… she looked behind my screen to see where it went.

    • Ha Ha… our cat Muffin used to do that. My dad would have the news on and a hockey clip would come on and she would bat at the players and run behind the TV looking for them.
      Holly loved our first floor apartment and would chatter at the birds. Poor Willow can hear them, but we are well above the trees so she doesn’t get to see them.

  5. She is irresistable!

    • She is a cutie, but such trouble sometimes! I love that ‘wasn’t me’ photo. It will be quiet and I know she is up to something, or I’ll hear a crash and that is how I find her… all innocent “wasn’t me”.
      Saturday was her playful day as she ran around constantly. Yesterday was her cuddle day and she followed me every where and stayed curled up beside me when I was sitting. Such a variety… it what makes her so much fun.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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