This kitty, this cat, this most-of-the-time sweetheart, Tessa.
This adventurous member of our family who sometimes gets things in her head and pushes the corners of her envelope.
This cat woke up on the wrong side one day back in February and soon, found herself in all kinds of trouble. It started with a grumpy day. Over what, we have no idea. But we’re working on a theory based on past behavior.
The case of the grumps turned into picking fights with Quint and Miss Newton (who even as a very petite girl, can definitely hold her own in a fight). Tessa’s grumpiness continued as she lost every fight she initiated.
By the end of the weekend, she had more scratches on her nose than ever. And she was still grumpy. And then, on Valentine’s Day, she sauntered into the kitchen, looked up at Mom, and peed.
This was the exact behavior she exhibited back in 2014, and similarly, she was very healthy with no UTI or anything else going on, but suffering a case of Tuxie Attitude. Instead of hoping this was a one-time thing and suffering the consequences of finding secret pee spots around the house weeks later, Mom took the same eventual approach as she did in 2014. Tessa was grounded to the master bedroom for a month, 24/7, where she instantly turned back into a perfect angel. No grumpiness, no fighting, and no inappropriate peeing.
Hmmm, do you suppose she just wanted/needed a vacation?
Tessa gets out on parole this weekend. Let’s hope a month filled with servant calls, special attention, and treats on silver trays taught her a valuable lesson!