The latest chapter in ‘Olli’s Oddities’…


Not only does he follow us into the bathroom in the morning while we get ready for work, meowing incessantly for attention*, kicking bottles of vitamins off the counter because they intrude on his space, poking his head around the shower curtain, to meow some more, but now he’s developed a taste for getting some rubbing and massaging with a hairbrush. My hairbrush.

Don’s created a monster (as usual) by thinking it would be cute to “brush” Olli with my hairbrush one day in recent weeks. As it turns out, Olli loves it. It doesn’t actually brush any hair off him, at least not anything considerable since he’s a short hair and the brush has such wide-set teeth. I think he just likes the feel. And the attention. He’s such a little monster. We are so in thrall to his whims.

Since learning of this glorious new routine, with my hairbrush, I donated my old hairbrush to the effort; I was having static issues with it anyway. I now have a new brush, on the other side of the counter, and Don has been expressly instructed to only use the old brush on Olli.

Jeesh. I don’t which one is more of a pest. 🙂

*You know that clip of Stewie from Family Guy saying “MaMa!” over and over? Or on American Dad, when Roger follows Hayley and Jeff around popping out to say “Myah!” over and over? Yeah, it’s like that.)

Cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind. They realize…that we have an infuriating inability to understand, let alone follow, even the simplest and most explicit of directions.
~ Cleveland Amory



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