Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bo's Behavior

I don't know what's gotten into him lately.  He's always been famous for his aloofness.  And his skittishness.

He's a guy who resists cuddling, who tolerates being picked up but seldom jumps into a lap.  Sleeps on the bed out of necessity (warmth) rather than companionship.

But lately, in the past five or six days, he's been voluntarily climbing into Joe's lap and settling in for a cosy visit.  And when I've picked him up, he's relaxed (well, somewhat) and even napped a bit in my lap.  Totally out of character for Bodacious, the worst-named cat in history.

And in the past two days has provided us with not one but two small mouse offerings.  In April, no less, not October when we've come to expect such tributes.

Think he's workin' up to something?  Maybe asking some girl cat to move in?


 

12 comments:

Micki said...

Sounds suspicious to me, but maybe he has finally started to appreciate you two.LOL
Micki

Annie of Blue Gables said...

you made me giggle.

Salem Stitcher said...

Who knows with cats? I have enough difficuly trying to read Shelby and she's a shih tsu. I know I'm not intelligent enough for a cat!

KimQuiltz said...

Bwahahahah! This post should come with a warning: PUT DOWN YOUR COFFEE!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

He definitely wants something, but with cats it's so hard to tell...

You make me laugh.

Pat said...

He smells baby on his family, and he's jealous! He thought that HE was your baby!

AnnieO said...

Oh, I'd be suspicious too! Thanks for the smiles :)

Guenveur in Kent said...

Dupree bonded with John when he found him abandoned in a campground in Southern Ohio. He was a teeny thing and John has been his mother ever since. With everyone else he has bee very aloof - but latley he has gotten into my lap, sleeps on the foot rest of my chair. He's 16 years old, but still kittenish. I don't know why he has suddently decided to turn warm anda fuzzy.That's a lovely picture of Bo.

Laurie said...

Over Christmas, not one but two mice got in through the gap my husband left in the window for the Christmas light cords. In a period of one week, my 13-yo cat caught them both. (And left them in plain sight. An act for which I am grateful.) For a full week afterward, she was strutting around the house like, "Look at me! Look at me! I'm da cat!"

They are such personalities.

brite said...

I'm with Pat on the 'Bo smells fresh baby". Cats will go to great lengths if they feel their social position in the family is threatened. My younger boy, Stryder has turned into my 'little shadow' and meows at me constantly since the death of our youngest cat, Squidge. I think he's feeling insecure.

Tanya said...

That is an absolutely fantastic, beautiful, coffee table photograh of Bodacious!

*karendianne. said...

What a hoot! It has been my experience that with dogs and cats and even the parrots - they grow and change just like little people. That's my two cents (for what it's worth)