Tuesday, May 20, 2014

the child I never had

Cindy is adjusting to her new home pretty darn well. She has made herself acquainted with every little corner of this place that she's wanted to.

She's got a funny habit, though.

This is what I came home to one day last week. And it isn't the first time. I can't keep a tablecloth on the table for long - she drags one end over into Dolly's water bowl.  The first thing she did here was seemingly try to cover up the bowl.

She does this every time there's a cloth on the table. We first noticed this behavior during her early days here, when she was sleeping in the basement. My brother saw one morning that she'd dragged her bedding into the nearby water bowl. We're still trying to figure out why she does this.

You can see here that she's not really trying to cover it, but she wants to dip it in the water. Why oh why, Miss Cindy??

It's hard to photograph her at any time, 'cause she's such a busy little person. 

So far, she hasn't pitched in with the laundry. She must still be perfecting her game.


  1. I have no idea--But what a beautiful and interesting face she has! So expressive! Mandy over at the blog Wish on a Whisker used to have a cat with a similar expression, and I was always fascinated by his face too. :)

  2. What a very strange behaviour, cats and dogs hate having their litter tray anywhere near their food or water and they are very very sensitive to smells too, maybe this has something to do with it, could you have touched the litter box and then handled the water dish ?
    I would probably try to ask someone at a veterinary teaching facility,, I am sure you can phone or email after finding them on google, they may find this fascinating or be able to explain it for you.

    1. Margaret, their boxes are in the basement, so there's no connection there. We'll have to ask the vet when we go. She drinks the water, so it can't be that she doesn't like it. I don't know! :D