Simon Update: June 14, 2007

Our baby is turning into… well, I guess he’s turning into a cat! Yesterday for the first time I noticed him flattening his ears when he was in “stealth” mode while sneaking up on a toy and today I noticed that his tongue is now appropriately cat-tongue rough. His eyes are no longer blue. But will they be green or will they be amber?

Close up:

He’s really, really getting into playing with toys….


And he’s chewing on EVERYTHING, including my shorts!


This afternoon after he’d eaten, played, used the litterbox and played some more, I could tell he was getting tired. He walked over to his carrier and crawled inside and went to sleep. Funny, because I realized this was the time of day that my son (who’s attending an out-of-state music festival for the next few days) usually puts him in his carrier to bring him here! And so I decided to let him take his typically long afternoon nap in the carrier instead of putting him in the big, tall box that’s been his bed since May 25th.

I left to go to the grocery store and run some errands for my mom. When I got back I peeked in and didn’t see or hear anything and assumed he was still sleeping. I checked a couple of other times and again assumed he was in the carrier.

Um, what’s that line about “Assume nothing”?!

When I went in to wake him up and feed him, the first thing I noticed was a “deposit” in the litterbox. That made me realize that he’d woken up at some point — which meant he could be anywhere in the room. I’ve “kitten-proofed” as much as feasible, but immediately I was a little antsy about what he might have gotten in to…

To my complete and utter surprise, what he’d gotten IN to was his BOX! How on EARTH did he do this?! The picture below shows how tall the box is:


As I stood there, wondering if he’d sprouted wings to fly up into it, Simon looked up at me with sleepy eyes as if to say, “Well dis is where I’m S’POSED to take my nap!”

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2 Responses to Simon Update: June 14, 2007

  1. Tonya says:

    I hate to say this, but someone had best let Simon spend some time with a big kitty (or two) soon before he realizes that he CAN rule the Universe. What a doll baby though!

  2. artrageous says:

    As soon as he’s old enough to be tested (for my cats’ protection) and vaccinated (for HIS protection), I hope to let him get to know the “people” here. Of course this is all a time-limited situation: pretty soon he won’t be making daily treks to “grandmeowm’s” house — he’ll be staying at his Daddy’s house all the time. :sob: