After months of trying to dissuade him, we’ve given up and accepted we’ve got a budding artist in the family.
It’s Quint, the littlest man of the house. It began when he discovered specks of fresh toothpaste on a bathroom mirror. Those specks were fascinating. He didn’t pounce and try to capture the specks; choosing instead to smear them around the glass. With his oversized paws and close proximity to the sink facet, soon we found it necessary to wipe down his “canvas” every day just so we could see ourselves.
Fast forward a month and he graduated to a messier medium – damp cat litter on the Colehaus Cat Den closet doors. More spreading action and as an added touch, gentle paw print dabs placed here and there. Not that we didn’t appreciate his work but…there’s that “Ewwwww!” factor every morning.
We switched the litter box location and all seemed well. Quint’s “painting” continued, mostly without white clay streaks on wood and never with claws. “Thump, thump, thump, paw, paw, paw.” We can hear him even now as we type this, pawing gently at an open door.
But over the weekend, we came up with an idea. It’s in the testing phase right now but look for his results very, very soon!