15 August 2007

Bustopher, the Cat

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I'd like to introduce you to Bustopher, our Russian Blue cat. Just like every cat, he has an odd personality. Bustopher loves his family, but that is it. Our extended family believes we have a cat "in mind only" because he refuses to make a presence when others are near. Even Eric, who has been coming to our home for two years on a regular basis, has petted him only a few times, each time with Bustopher having a hissing fit.

My sister likes to tell of the time when he came up to her, thinking it was me, rubbing his body against her leg. Something told him that she was not who he thought she was and he raised up on two back legs running toward her with the two front legs batting in front of him, hissing and growling. Scared her to death.

Bustopher loves to jump onto a 7 foot walnut wardrobe in our living room and lay down on the baby blanket we have up there. He loves to wait until unsuspecting family members sit down on the sofa and then BAM! he jumps down from the cabinet onto the sofa. I swear he gets great joy of seeing us all jump out of our skins.

We have had Bustopher since 1996. He was a skittish kitten, and has always hated the vet. We used to wrap him up in a towel when we took him in for his shots. Now the vet comes to the car door and gives him his shots through the window. No kidding.

I'd love to hear about your cats and their fun/odd personalities, too!