Wine and the New Cat

Gracie, our new kitty, is a hoot. It’s been many years since we’ve had such an active cat, and both Studly Doright and I are having to relearn the dangers of extra sharp claws and crazy cat antics.

Today, I watched Gracie launch herself halfway across the den, where she knocked over a couch cushion before hurtling herself underneath the television. She bonked her head on the wall, turned around and did the whole thing in reverse. Afterwards she flopped down in the middle of the room and fell asleep almost instantly.

We’re working on the appropriate use of claws. She gets a stern “no!” any time she scratches the couch. Treats are given when she uses the scratching post instead. Savvy readers should invest in companies that make cat treats. you’ll be rich. Rich, I tell you!

I’ve had to resort to drinking copious amounts of wine just to maintain my equilibrium. Fortunately, I really like wine. And cats.

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

12 thoughts on “Wine and the New Cat”

    1. She loves to play with her feathers on a stick so when she scratches on the furniture I say, “Gracie, no!” Once she stops I wait a few minutes then take her feather toy and play with it in front of her scratching post. She attacks the feathers and ends up scratching the post. Then she gets a treat. I think it’s kind of working. Every now and then we go play beside the post even if she hasn’t scratched the couch. Scout never scratched anything. Never jumped on counters or tried to eat human food. Gracie is a whole ‘nother story—and I’m so glad!

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