This is a kitten we fostered last weekend. We nicknamed her “Mental”. She had no concept of gentle play, those claws were used to full power. The sight and sound of her galloping through the house was like a rampaging fluffy slipper crossed with a belligerent rhinoceros. She never slept during the day, but constantly zig-zagged in front of your feet when you walked. She climbed everything. I have never met such a hyperactive, insomniac kitten.
She tried, tried really hard, to be adorable. She sidled sweetly, and walking sideways on four legs has got to be a hard thing to do to amuse people, she rubbed vigorously around your legs purring, but woe to you if you picked her up – those claws soon came into action. She spat, hissed and showed those claws to our cat , the very placid Limpet, and then added insult to injury by trying to eat Limpet’s dinner.
Much as we tried to bond with her – she declined to be loved for anything longer than 0.5 of a second. Regretfully we took her back on Monday. I hope she finds the right home, it just wasn’t ours.
If you would like to participate with your own Emotography, check out my EPE Invitation where I explain what it all means and tell you how.