Monday, May 18, 2009

My "kids" may not be human, but...

they do funny things just like regular kids.

For example:

I have one of those oil plugins with a little fan next to a sliding glass door. My cats like to sit between the curtain and said door, and almost every time that Yanni leaves the curtain he walks by the air freshener and sniffs it! Now, I can understand him having sniffed it the first time, or maybe each time I put in a new one (because the fragrance is probably pretty strong), but he does it almost constantly. "Yanni," I say, "stop sniffing the air freshener!" It's like he's a junkie. But instead of paint or markers it's air freshener. Yes, he's weird.

BUT, even weirder, is Yuki. I saw her do this some time ago, but it only happened once, so I didn't think twice about it, until it happened in a similar circumstance several times over the last few days. Yuki likes to jump on my desk and sit in front of me while I'm on the computer. No, that's normal cat behavior. What ISN'T normal is when she walks away to the other part of my desk, comes across an opened legal-size envelope, sniffs it, and proceeds to lick the glue on the underside of the flap. NO LIE! And she's done this several times! She's a glue-licker! "Stop lickin' the glue!"

Both of my cats are junkies. Who knew? (Yet they don't seem very fazed by cat nip. *shrug*)


Christine May 19, 2009 at 10:24 AM  

*LOL* Junkie kitties! In university, my roommate's cats would always lick and bite my photographs. Supposedly the chemicals on photos are very appealing to them!

Charles Gramlich May 19, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

the big question is what does he do after he sniffs it? Does he stagger a bit? Does he suddenly get the munchies? what?

Claudia May 19, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

I find it absolutely hilarious that your cats have a "habit". Does Yanni have a favorite scent, or are all chemicals created equal?

Gabby May 19, 2009 at 1:58 PM  

Charles: Yanni doesn't stagger, he just casually strolls off (sometimes scampers if my chastising is a little too much). Although, come to think of it, maybe he DOES make his way to the food bowl. Hmmm.

Claudia: I think Yanni thinks all scents are equal opportunity. But I think Yuki has more discerning glue tastes, as I always have plenty of opened mail around yet she doesn't always go to those. Hmmm....

nikinew May 20, 2009 at 5:28 PM  

Hey Gabby! Is Sami posting from my new blog :) <3

Aren't cats silly?? They all have their own little personalities... although I can't think of anything mine do that's as "junkie" as yours!

Seconding the non-catnip thing too, mine don't really seem to give a hoot. (Finny likes it sometimes, but Kerri could care less!)

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