You’ve met Bear in past posts; he’s the quirky little cat who starred in Toilet Cat. Well, never one to disappoint, he’s developed a new habit this winter season. He’s expanded his repertoire in the powder room to perching up high on the cabinets and worshipping the heating vents and shower steam. We’ve now upgraded him to spa kitty. Quite the promotion, if you ask me.
It’s his own personal spa day – every day. That’s just how he rolls. When he hears Cowboy or I head to shower and the whirring sound of the bathroom heater and ventilator kick on, he just can’t help himself but mosey in and head to the highest spot. I mean, what cat couldn’t use a steam.
If you peak around the shower curtain, you’ll see him sitting like an ancient Egyptian cat with his head turned just so, eyes closed, and tailed curled neatly around his feet. You can practically here him meditating. Ohm. Meow. Ohm. It never fails to to make me crack a smile and shake my head. When I head to the door squeaky clean ready to exit my warm steamy bliss, he pops open an eye and gives me a look as if to say, “Seriously? Just one more minute. Meowy-please?”
I reach up to scratch his ears, and assure him he’ll have another spa day soon. Depending on how much dirt we kick up outside, it could be sooner than he thinks. What a character.
On top of his excellent bathroom manners, Bear is a curious little fellow. He’s a lanky thing, barely weighing in at seven pounds and has a leap like none I’ve ever seen. He’s amazingly lovable, but only when he chooses to be. (Hey, I said he was a cat.) Born on the farm, to the once feral Shadow, I must admit he was the scrawniest of the kittens, and I originally thought that he lacked personality. Boy, was I mistaken.
He meows when you call his name. Not the angry meow of what-do-you-want-with-me, but more the sweet answer of hey-what’s-up. (Yes, I speak cat, and for that matter dog and horse and donkey. I’ve tried to convince Cowboy that I also speak goat and chicken, but he says I speak enough languages for the moment.) Back to Bear …
Bear talks A LOT, so on top of such nicknames as toilet cat and spa kitty, he’s also been called Beartholameow, also his hashtag on Instagram. Such a modern cat.
So as this winter warms to spring, the bathroom heater will be taking a break, much to Bear’s chagrin. Bless his little heart.