I've written about my cat, Ozzy, before. He is so weird. He is bulking up for winter. But I guess his body is not adjusting to binge mode because he threw up all his food on the kitchen floor yesterday morning. (Believe me, there are much worse things to wake up to.) It's a wooden floor but he was all daintily side-stepping the vomit pile and swiping his feet over it as if he were burying it in sand mixed with baking soda. I wanted to say, "Ozzy. It's a wooden floor. You aren't covering that stinky pile with anything. You are doing a pantomime of covering it. It's not helping. Why don't you stop this charade and just eat it again?" That's what I wanted to say. But he just kept swiping with his little feet like a mom swiping brownie crumbs off the counter into her hand. He is so weird.
He has ways of letting us know when he wants to go outside. Whatever his schedule is, I am unable to discern the patterns. He lets us know if he wants to go out in the middle of the night by first pawing at the water cups on our nightstands. Sometimes Christian will hear him and awaken me with, "Your water!" If we don't wake up and let him out he will tip the water over. This makes us so mad. Sometimes we grab him and throw him really far when he does this. (They always land on their feet.) I think he understands that the water-spilling isn't worth it. Sometimes he rustles papers with his paws until we let him out. He is learning--just like iTunes learns to pick songs you will like. It's kind of unnerving.
Lately he has been doing the worst thing of all. He sits right in front of the Tivo receiver so we can't change the channel or pause TV from our bed. He sits there until we let him out! It's infuriating, but effective.
Ozzy's maneuvering makes my other cat, Snoopy, look like a big idiot when he wants to go out. Snoopy just stands by the door and goes, "MEOW MEOW MEOW." I always think he's so stupid and refuse to let him out. Later when Ozzy uses his strategy to get me to open the door, Snoopy runs really fast to get out the door behind him. What a moron.