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Kissing Bandit

April 13, 2009


My kitten is a bit of a make-out artist. She loves to kiss on the nose–both to give and receive. She’s quite demure though, and never tries to slip anyone the tongue.

In fact, Birdie loves kisses so much that she’s set up a kissing booth in the bathroom, where she perches waiting for someone to drop in and plant one on her.

Each morning while I pick my clothes and pack my shoulderbag, she opens for business, sitting on the tall narrow shelf just inside the doorway. She waits patiently, but chirps a bossy little sound if I don’t poke my head in and give her a kiss between pulling on socks underwear shirt pants sweater shoes.

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My friend Craig has pointed out, people who own cats fall into two categories: those who believe cats belong outdoors or in warehouses, where they are gainfully employed as mouse-catchers; and those whose kittens have their own kissing booths. The former ought not to own animals at all, while the latter should really just make some children.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. looka permalink
    April 16, 2009 8:32 am

    Yup! Cat’s ARE kid substitutes

  2. looka permalink
    April 16, 2009 8:35 am

    …or a training ground for people (like me) who first need to learn treating someone small and cute the right way! That is, without spoiling them completely so they won’t eat everything I own.

    Also, cats have the bonus of staying baby size.

  3. Amanda permalink
    April 16, 2009 10:49 am

    Yeah, kittens are not unlike baby training! My nephew was born three days after my kitten, and the funny part has been watching them mature at roughly the same rate.

    They started teething at the same time, discovered “licking” and “grabbing” and “biting” at the same time. Birdie learned to jump on really tall things around the time Coop started to crawl…they both discovered that the bigger people will ALWAYS respond to crying/ meowing…and so on.

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