Kivuli LOVES JD, so whenever he is home you will usually find Kivuli with him or very close by. Kivuli follows him around like a dog.
In these colder winter months Kivuli really enjoys sitting in JD’s lap or next to him if he can.
The other day when JD was working on the computer Kivuli really had to be near him. Kivuli’s answer to this was to make his way up onto the desk and plop right down in front of JD. The whole time, Kivuli s purring and slapping his tail all over (normal Kivuli behavior). You can never judge Kivuli’s mood by his tail like you can with other “normal” cats. Normally an agitated cat flicks its tail or continuously moves it back and forth. Kivuli, whether his is happy, sad, angry, agitated or cat napping, his tail is constantly slapping the floor (like a happy dog)
Kivuli’s position on the desk usually isn’t a problem for JD. He is normally researching or looking at airplane diagrams or a parts manual. For me, he is smack in the way, laying right on my files and papers and notes. JD was done with the computer and I am trying to use it with Kivuli still there – that doesn’t always go well. Even though he is purring (and the tail is slapping up and down on the mouse changing the curser position constantly) anytime I move the mouse he makes a move towards me (still purring but using his claws!)
There is no way to get him down, because there is no way to pick him up from that particular position without a fight (without the use of leather gloves & without disrupting all the papers on the desk). Outside I prefer the scoop him up from that position (with said leather gloves) because he will curl around my right hand, attacking and chewing on it, while I scoop his body up with my left hand and carry him inside. Oh he hates that, because then I am cradling him like a cute little baby (mind you he is attacking my hand), cooing at him as we walk. I am sure his ego is in danger. His attacks are much more subdued then they were when he was in his prime. I , for one, am thankful for that!
Here, on the desk, it is better to leave him alone until he is “done” with his computer work or wait until he gets up to change positions and I can then get a better angle to pick him up with less of a fight and move him to the floor.
Other Kivuli posts:
- My Cat likes Fish (and I don’t mean for dinner)
- Soakin’ up the sun
- My cat likes olives
- Isn’t there a saying about curiosity and a cat?