Solomon's Day

Solomon usually starts off the day with a warm up of sharpening his claws on my tool bag, followed by ripping up as much of my screen porch as he can manage before being removed. Then opening the lid on my baby fish tank and attempting to remove a few, knocking everything off my desk and onto the floor as he does it. If I attempt to leave the house without him he slips by me and dashes off into the forest with me swearing, wishing I had shoes on rather than slippers. There are glimpses of him dancing off, just within sight, meowing encouragement to me. Just about the time I am exhausted, covered in twigs and ticks, he allows me to catch him, purring happily as I carry him home. Once back he leaps up into the attic and throws down anything he can find, as long as it produces a shriek of protest from me. Packing peanuts are one of his favorites. Eventually I give in and take him for a walk or a kayak ride. All is peaceful until he requires an afternoon outing.

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How Solomon likes to torture me


  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtabout 6 years ago

    Wow, Shelagh, what an active kitty, and so impish. He sounds like a sprite in fur.

  • He is indescribable!!!!!! In addition he chases Misty because she makes satisfying noises when poked! He just loves to get a reaction.

    – LifeInMaine

  • lianne
    lianneabout 6 years ago

    Annoying but adorable all at once – quite a personality Shelagh. It’s going to be fun watching him grow up and he’s going to be a wonderful companion!

  • LifeInMaine
    LifeInMaineabout 6 years ago

    Actually he is 4 years old so unlikely to grow out of it!!!!!! He is a wonderful companion with a built in naughtiness gene. I love him to pieces, but would cheerfully murder him at times!

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtabout 6 years ago

    Shelagh, that last line of yours reminds me of a clip I saw on the Bonnie Hunt show, of a little boy’s response when his mother said she loved him — he said “I wuv you, too, but I can’t YIKE you aww the time.” That pretty much sums up a lot of relationships, dontcha think?

  • leystan
    leystanover 4 years ago

    you really set the scene well.

  • I am thinking of having him write a daily diary……

    – LifeInMaine

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