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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Yeti the Adorable Snowman

It's been a while since I've done a post just for fun.  I thought I'd introduce my cat, Yeti.  Isn't he pretty?  I keep telling him he's way too pretty to be a boy.

But don't let all that fluff and those ice blue eyes fool you, he's a little stinker.  


I've had a lot of cats in my life and most of them had some pretty good quirks, but this one is a real firecracker.  For instance, there's this little stunt, which earned him the title of Osama bin Charmin.  He's mostly grown out of it now, but this used to be a pretty frequent occurance.  One day, he got 3 different rolls from 3 different bathrooms.  For about a year, I had to spray every roll with a very strong cinnamon scent to break him of it. 

What?  Who me?  Wasn't me...
Awww, I love a cozy human to sleep on

This is him with my son Matt.  Matt named him - the first time he saw him it instantly just popped out - Yeti the Adorable Snowman.  But even when he was tiny like this, he was the undisputed "Alpha Male".  He would march right up to our enormous St Bernard without a trace of fear and push the other cats away from the food, even when they were twice his size.  He even tries to bully US out of our food!  I can't think of the last time I sat at the table, or was preparing food on the counter that there wasn't a sneaky little paw reaching up trying to talk me into slipping him a tidbit.  If he was just a few inches taller, he'd be pulling himself up onto the table.  And if you get up from your chair, you have to either take your food with you or have someone watch over it or it's HIS.  

The funniest thing about him is his obsession with all things plastic.  It's kind of scary because I can't have any balloons, plastic bags, rubber bands, or cellophane wrappers anywhere in the house or he will eat them and that could be the end of him. It's second nature to me now to constantly police the house for "chewables".  

See these?  They are his bracelets and he is OBSESSED with them.  You'll notice he couldn't leave them alone long enough for me to get a picture of them.  He saw them from clear across the room and jumped up on a four foot counter just to be close to them.  We call them his "precious" ala Gollum because he is at that level of obsession.  


He fetches them.  Yes, fetches them like a dog.  We throw them, he brings then back and then he waits for us to throw them again.  It is his LIFE.  We keep them in a special drawer and if he hears that drawer open, he will RUN clear across the house and leap up on the desk trying to get into the drawer.  Actually, he figured out how to open the drawer, so now we have to store them in a cabinet above the drawer.  His favorite thing is for you to throw them into the bathtub for him.  He does a sort of bank shot off the rim of the tub and then gets them in his mouth and brings them back out of the tub for you to throw again.  

Yes, he's crazy.  But if you can't find a bracelet, he will happily settle for a green army guy instead.  We keep a whole basket of them on the bathroom counter, so be careful if you try to go to the bathroom in our house because he will TRIP you trying to get into there before you can shut the door.  Don't believe me?  Here's a video.  


And like all cats, he LOVES boxes, bags, suitcases, laundry baskets, and anything he can climb into and hide.  Trying to pack for a trip is just like having a toddler in the house - it just drives him wild with curiousity and he is constantly either climbing into the suitcase or laying on your black clothes so he can get his white fur on them.  With all that fluffy white fur, I live with a lint brush in my hand!  The other day, I was working on a big Scout fundraiser and I had to physically remove him from my stacks of paperwork at least 10 times!  I finally had to just lock him out of my office.  He just wanted so badly to be right in the middle of everything.  

I think it's hilarious when people say that cats are so aloof.  This guy is not anything like aloof.  He sleeps in my bed most of the time - UNDER the covers, purring like mad.  If you come to our house, he will come right up to check you out.  He's probably hoping that you've brought him a new "Precious" to play with, or some toilet paper to shred.  Yes, he's crazy, but where else but the Crazy House for a crazy cat like Yeti? 


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10 comments:

MomItForward

Hilarious!!!! I love that you shared this with me!

herchelscruggs

He is adorable! I love that he looks so innocent.

Rachel

We have a cat with very similar looks--fluffy white, with a grey face and ears! That toilet paper trick is so naughty. I laughed when you described him as anything but aloof, though. Our white and grey cat we call a "snob" because he loves to keep his nose in the air and ignore all human interaction, while our other cat is much more friendly!

Katy

I love my kitty, too! Truly, cats can have such great personalities and do the funniest things, as Yeti clearly exemplifies!

AMG3VBALL

Haha, sounds like your cat has a ton of personality!! And it cracks me up how he sort of behaves like a puppy at times, tearing things up like that! So cute!

Thanks for visiting from SITS.

AMG3VBALL

Haha, sounds like your cat has so much personality!! Almost like a puppy - cracks me up!! Glad to hear your cat isn't one of those "aloof" type -- makes it much more fun!

(Thanks for visiting @MommysBundle from SITS.)

Embracing The Good Life

I don't understand why some people think dogs are more fun than cats. Yours has a great personality! My cat acts like a dog...she waits for me at the door to get home, she runs everytime the icemaker turns on to get ice, and she comes to hand signals. I have to hide all of my hairties because she will play with them in the middle of the night and leave then them in her water bowl. They can be so funny!

Lee Aldrich

Oh my gosh! Yeti is beautiful! And I so get the bracelet thing. Our cat loves the ring from the milk just after you open it. Actually, ALL our cats throughout the years loved those. You could find loads of them under chairs and the sofa.

Thank you for sharing Yeti's antics!

Khloé Belle Gadson

That cat is absolutely gorgeous...too pretty to be a boy..lol

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KG
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Regina

What a great four legged family member!! We have two old souls that adopted us about 4 months ago. Every once in a while they want to play play play but most the time it's eat and sleep sleep sleep...LOL

Happy SITS Saturday!!
Regi

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