Friday, November 13, 2015

Ernest: A Cat Obsessed

Ernest loves, and I mean LOVES to the point of obsession,  pompon balls. He carries one, sometimes two, around in his mouth, he chases them, he carries one, sometimes two, around in his month WHILE chasing another one, he nurses on them, he hordes them, and if his sisters try to take them from him, he gets all growly and fierce.

I was at the craft store yesterday and bought a whole bag of orange pompons so he could have plenty to play with, and so could his sisters. The boy was in Heaven.

 

And when he's done playing with his pompons, where does he put them to keep them safe? Well here,  of course. In the kitten dishes.

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22 comments:

  1. I cannot stop laughing. I love quirky kittens- that is a lifetime of entertainment for someone!

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  2. That was wonderful! Darling boy. The pompon is about as big as his head. "I have one must i must have more!"

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  3. Utterly Adorable! Perfect for Halloween even if a tad late!
    LB in FL

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  4. All the pompoms! (thanks for this, def needed it today)

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  5. That's so cute! I thought my cat was the only one who hoarded her pompons by dropping them in her food and water.

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  6. What a little character he is! When he has them all in the scratcher ring, it looks like he's trying to count them but gets distracted and loses track.

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  7. What a Mighty Hunter Ernest is! Gathering errant pompoms, keeping said prey from silly sisters, and chasing, ever chasing!
    Love, love his safe spot for the pompoms - after all would a floofy sister really want to play with a wet pompom? Or one smelling of kibble? Okay - Charlene would play with the kibble one.

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  8. Oh the pom poms are IN the water. Poor boy must wonder why they're so different when he tries to pull them back out.

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  9. My Milo (age 9) is obsessed with an orange pompom with an elasticated string on the end (it was once attached to his cat tower). He holds the pompom in his paw, and flicks the elastic (awesome to watch), and then throws it and chases it. I often hear the "thwap thwap" of the elastic in the wee hours of the morning. And every once in a while I have to find it for him, after he flicks it somewhere out of reach.

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  10. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.....Ernest!! What a sweet boy he is!

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  11. My 3 year old boy loves pompoms too, almost as much as balls of paper to chase up and down the stairs. And he too likes to pile them up in his food and water bowls. Is that the kitty equivalent of a safe?

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  12. That was so much fun to watch! Every once in a while one of my girls will go crazy for a crinkly ball. She has mad soccer skillz but I have to pretend that I am not watching. If I get too interested she stops - it's almost like she feels like she is too grown up to let anyone see her playing like a kitten.

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  13. That's just precious! I think he's earned himself a middle name, Earnest 'Pompon' Plunkett. ☺

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  14. Oh my gosh - that is both adorable and hysterical. MUST.HAVE.ALL.THE.POMPOMS!

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  15. My kitten is the same way except I cannot figure out where he hoards them. I think I have invested about $50 in pompous over the past year and there is not one to be found in the house.

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    1. Have you looked under the stove, refrigerator, all the bureaus in your house, couches, chair, and any other piece of furniture that sits above the floor? One day while cleaning, I found 15 kitty toys under the stove. That's besides the ones under the fridge and furniture.

      Buddy, Tiger and Mr. Mistofelees' Mom

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  16. I can't help but imagine him all grown up, still carrying a mouthful of those around his forever home.

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  17. Love this post. As if he wasn't darling enough, the 'getting fierce and growly...'
    Oh my stars!
    Mel

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  18. Oh, he is SOO a hunter. He's hunting another (naughty) ball while having already caught one, carrying it in his mouth! I'm impressed. And then he puts them in his water/food bowls bcs he connects hunting with eating... Clever boy!
    My old cat used to tear those little fur mice apart, with the innards torn up—and then put them in her water bowl. It looked pretty true to life... Ugh. :D

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  19. Awwww Ernest! I hope your forever home keeps you well supplied with pom poms!

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  20. Lisa (mom of Chai, Sophie and Acacia)November 13, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Next on Hoarders: Kitten Edition...Ernest "PomPom" Plunkett... a little kitten with a serious stash.
    Can his sisters stage an intervention or will it be all-out-war in the Plunkett family? Stay tuned...

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  21. My Harley, at age 14, still loves those little plastic balls with bumps on all sides. She doesn't play with them nearly as much as she used to, but she still keeps several around her food bowls and, yes, I regularly find them in the food and water bowls

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