After I posted that last story about Bugsy, it dawned on me that the recent increase in nightly trampoline activity by my cat Otis, might be a case of cone-envy. Otis has always enjoyed jumping from the headboard of our bed onto the bed in the middle of the night. Just his way of reminding us that we’re sleeping (after all, when you’re asleep, you’re not fully aware of that fact so you can’t really appreciate it.)
Well a few months ago, Otis started personalizing that experience for me by jumping onto my stomach. This of course offers me a heightened awareness of my sleep state. But for the most part he would only do it on occasion.
For the last week and a half however, he has taken to doing this just about every night. Sometimes twice a night! I’m about ready to kill him. But now I realize that the extra attention I’ve been giving to Bugsy may be leading to a bit of jealousy. Afterall, Otis is pretty much a Momma’s boy while Bugsy is more of a Daddy’s boy.
So maybe it’s just his way of getting my attention back. I think I will have to make more of an effort to give him attention. When I get home I’m going to grab him ups and give him hugs and kisses - they both hate that! Hopefully he will be asleep when I do it.
I keep reminding myself every time they do these things, “GWAA, multiply this behavior by 1000, add opposable thumbs and the ability to talk back and I’ll get human children. And if my kids are anything like me I’m in deep poo.”