Friday, February 24, 2012

Capable of Chaos

Whenever people see this illustration based on real life events they always ask, "Just how many cats do you have?" Two to be exact.  And that is all we can handle.  My cat Akua shreds toilet paper just for the fun of it.  But my cat Hana shreds anything paper to get our attention at feeding time.  She is capable of creating chaos in every room of the house.

 In fact we have a running gag at our house.  When Hana starts her shenanigans we'll hold up some junk mail and say," Hmmm, I should read this important document"  And as soon as she sees us acting like we're reading something she rushes over to take a big bite out of the corner. She's the one in the sink with the devilish look on her face.  And boy, is it true. 

 She is so darn smart.  If we are watching T.V. and she wants to play she will claw her way up to the narrow ledge in front of the flat screen.  And since it is so narrow she'll walk ahead and then back up over and over.  Blocking our view!  My husband trys to run the shenanigans clear out of her now before T.V. time.  An exhausted cat is a behaved cat.  

But of course they are just as tenacious at getting affection and petting.  And they are not shy about demanding what they want. Akua will cry and head butt you if you stop petting him when he's in the mood.  Yes, day to day life with cats is full of meows, mayhem and of course a little magic.  Let the games begin...  

Capable is the word of the week over at Casual Fridays  

11 comments:

DJan said...

Your kitties are such role models for your enchanting pictures. This one never fails to make me smile. A little ruefully, perhaps, but smile nevertheless.

Cindy D. said...

Haha, great cat stories. And Hana in the sink has to be my favorite from this illustration. She's got mischief written all over her! I really like the madness. Well done!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh yes, they do have their own little personalitys don't they?
I can just see them demanding attention and making sure you are paying attention to them!
love
tweedles

NANCY LEFKO said...

wow...what a party!

great illo :)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

So much action! Fun! :)

The Chair Speaks said...

Yes, our human agrees with you 100%! Love the illustration. Purrs!

Donald Urness said...

Cats are funny. We have three Boy, Fuzzy and Pip. They have various other names depending on their antics. They all have their own personalities. I should probably do a blog about them. Boy has recently decided that he only wants water that has been run in the sink so anytime you go into the bathroom he comes running and sits on the sink. Pip is the princess. Rarely is anything good enough for her. We refer to Fuzzy as MRF (mentally retarded female). This is only funny if you were a fan of “Arrested development” one of our favorite TV shows ever. Between the three of them they keep us laughing and busy.

Pat Tillett said...

I love this painting! I also love cats. We have four of them, believe it or not we call one of them "shenanigans" because of the things she does. Her real name is daisy. One of our other cats has a thing for tape and the glue on envelopes...

Ana said...

I think I remember this one, it's so funny :)
But I wouldn't think the same if I had to clean all that XD

Serline said...

Oh, I love that cat outside the window. A perfect angel!

Anne said...

Great illo! :))