Thursday, November 12, 2009

Attack Cat

It has been a long, long time since there were any gratuitous cat pictures on the blog of Jack, The Official Kitty of Athena's Armoury. So, today Jack gets his own blog post.

My mom had made me a crocheted lap blanket once upon a time. Last winter, I had been keeping it out to be all cozy like in front of the TV. Well, there were quite a few times that I would wake in the morning only to find it pulled off the couch and on the floor. Then one day, I caught Jack, red pawed, with it *in his mouth.* Needless to say, the blanket only came out when I wanted to use it after that.

Along with so many other people this year, my mom's company downsized and she was let go. She was starting to feel besides herself lately with nothing to do, so I suggested that maybe she should start crocheting again. She asked if there was anything that I needed. Me? No. Jack? Yes. Maybe if he had his own blanket, he'd leave mine alone.

Monday night, I arrived home to a couple of boxes: one was Jack's blanket. It came out adorable! I didn't know she was going to do this, but my mom sewed felt letters onto it spelling out his name. Upon closer examination, I realized that they were filled with catnip. I couldn't help but laugh, but also had the realization: "Oh, no... He's going to destroy this..." Well, here's the progression from innocent, discovering kitty to evil kitty.

Loving my new blanket. Look! It even has my name spelled out in felt letters! It gets even better!!! The letters are filled with catnip!!!!!!

Must Get to Catnip
(Blanket licking quickly proceeds to pulling at, burrowing in, and playing with the blanket.)

(Evil kitty takes over and attacks the brand new kitty blanket.)

What? Did I do something wrong?


Meri Greenleaf said...

LOL! Ah, cats and catnip. Jack's such a cutie, though, there's no way he can be in evil kitty mode. ;)

AJ said...

Your Mom is so sweet! What a perfect gift for your kitty :)

Athena's Armoury said...

meri: No, I guess he isn't really evil, maybe just really mischievous. =)

AJ: It was a fun present! I'm not sure who had more fun playing with it that nigh: Jack or me.

Jill said...

that is awesome - what a good kitty gramma

if she's really that bored you could give her a corner of your etsy store for these - i'd buy one for my Mozilla

Athena's Armoury said...

Your cat's name is Mozilla? Adorable! That's a fun idea. I wonder if she would be interested in that...