Tuesday, January 17, 2017
"Mom, I'm Bored".
Wylla is a pretty active cat and demands more than an average amount of play and stimulation. When kittens are around, they scratch those itches, but when we are kitten-free, all of that needs to come from us.
We, of course, enjoy playing with Wylla and because we both work from home on most days, we're able to take breaks to entertain her frequently, but the past couple of weeks she's been very demanding and no matter how much we play, it's just not enough for Wylla.
She'll interrupt our dinner and howl until we're through eating and can join her for some time with "Da Bird". If I'm working on my laptop in the living room, she expects me to drop what I'm doing to entertain her on the spot.
"You're here, I'm here, the toys are here, there's a soft rug. LET'S GO!" she cries.
This morning, around 6:00 or so, way before we were scheduled to wake, she started stirring and doing all of those naughty things that will get us out of bed -- like getting on the dresser and knocking things on the floor. I ignored her for a bit, then eventually caved and came downstairs to get their breakfast. She passed me on the steps, and instead of running right to the kitchen like she usually does, she went to the living room rug and plopped down in front of a puddle of toys. She let out a big meow that seemed to end with a question mark.
"Oh, Wylla," I said, then started preparing their breakfast.
She rolled on her back and huffed.
I put their dishes down, she hopped up, ran to the kitchen, scarfed down her breakfast, and before the can and spoon were rinsed, she was back on her back in the middle of the living room rug, waiting for me to join her.
Hopefully, once kittens arrive, she'll have something to focus on and she won't feel so bored. In the meantime, we will do what we can to keep her entertained, but it's hard when her appetite for play is insatiable!