Monday, December 07, 2009

Guv Bio

I mentioned a while ago that I would be doing a post about The Guv. When "everything happened" we decided to get a kitten. I'd wanted one for aaaages. It sounds simple, right? Actually it was really tough tracking down a kitten in September... apparently that's not "kitten season". Ya, who knew!? Anyway, eventually Tamara told me about Pets, a township pet rescue organisation. After filling in a 5 page adoption application form (which had to include references!!) and convincing them that I am, in fact, a rather eligible person to own a pet (hallo, I am a bunny hugging vegetarian who works for WWF!??!?), we got a little ball of fluff who we named The Guv.

 
Here he is about 5 weeks old only. So sweet. Looks so helpless and gentle...
mmm.
Well that didn't last! The Guv is growing up fast and he has demonic tendencies! Like when The Band and I returned from our weekend away a couple of weeks ago and he punished us by unceasingly attacking our bright red burnt legs. He is a law unto himself and the poor dogs are being a terrorised now that he's a bit bigger. He chases them round the house and they flee in terror!


He takes up the whole bed. Really, we can't get a decent night's sleep coz he will be smack bang in the middle and you have to squish to the side so as to not inconvenience His Majesty.


You know how sometimes you make bunny ears behind someone's head in a photo?



He enjoys making a mess wherever he goes. Attacking packets, toilet paper, clothes, dogs and us is just one of the services he offers.

And most peculiar of all.....

He has a water fetish. I didn't even think DOGS drank out the toilet in real life but The Guv will do so at any opportunity! He has hopped in the shower and the bath before (the shower is his favourite though). Not normal, not by a long shot.



Here The Band displays The Guv's 6 pack.... at least someone in the house has one!!

Perhaps The Guv's most useful attribute is that he is an incredible Fly Slayer. It's unbelievable. He is a stealthy hunter. When there is a fly around he will start making squeaky little miaows. To the untrained ear they sound almost sweet, but to those in the know, it is time to fear! The hunt begins and he is ruthless. He will knock over lamps, climb the blinds and demolish any breakables until he catches it and he ALWAYS catches it (and eats it - eew) in the end.

Truth be told, we adore The Guv and he adores us. When we arrive home he meets us at the door and proceeds to follow us around the house as long as we're there. He hates to be ignored and if I am cooking, or brushing my teeth, or washing the dishes or whatever he will simply climb up my leg and sit on my shoulder. Cute and a little sore from a 5 week old kitten, frikken excrutiating from a 4 month old cat. EINA!

11 comments:

cestlavietlb said...

It's amazing how they worm their way into you hearts hey? We have 2 cats, both rescued. Fluffy (I had nothing what-so-ever to do with the name) has completely wrapped my SO around her little paw. So much so that he thinks it's cute when she leaves bits of mouse next to his bed for him to stand on. Crazy man.

po said...

The Guv sounds awesome. I want a guv.

Tamara said...

He is so gorgeous! Beautiful and evil - typical cat ;-)

Being Brazen said...

oh my goodness your kitty cat is so cute!

Caz said...

thanks guys :)

Joanne said...

I love his face and colouring, too cute and he sounds like an absolute character! Glad you are enjoying him.

S. said...

he is adorable! If B did not hate cats so much, we might have one as well. I am glad he makes you happy!

Bruce said...

Wait for about 9 months, when they are out of the kitten phase. Then they will just sleep a lot and lay claim to your lap whenever possible.

Kaylen said...

Adorable!! I love the Guv!
That toilet picture is great. Our cat forces us (with love) to give him water from our bathtub or bathroom sink..it's great when they do little wacky things.
He is just too precious. Congrats. :)

phillygirl said...

Aw, he sounds like a real cutie ... and for me, I always want "pets with personality" rather than one that slept all day and barely raised an eyelid in acknowledgement of my appearance. Give him a cuddle from me :)

k@lakly said...

He's adorable! I share your lack of sleep from bed hogging cats. We have three, two who believe that our bed is theirs and we are merely guests in it. One sleeps on my head, the other between our legs. Cozy...umm...not.