by James Armstrong
My cat has a love/hate relationship with the blinds in my house.
Some background information: “Crumbs” has been with me for the last nine years; he’s a particularly large (and endearingly dopey) black and white short haired moggy that I got as a 10 week old kitten.
Crumb’s bad habits are generally few and far-between (though he does have a tendency to “hunt” soggy tea-bags which he then proudly deposits at my feet), but there is one behavior that I find particularly vexing – his obsession with the blinds in my bedroom.
Whenever my back is turned or I’m out of the room, you can guarantee that he’s playing with those blinds! It’s like they’re irresistible to him… But only until the daft creature finds himself tangled in them, at this point he decides that they’re some sort of deadly foe to be fought heroically! Until I tell him off at which point he usually slinks out of the room.