I've been terribly negligent about posting any Zoe updates, mostly because we haven't been really taking many pictures of her, and you know, she's having a good life as a cat. =)
Some random aspects of Zoe's life are interesting though.
Let's start with the grossest one.
My cat has been eating her own snot. Right around the time last week that my allergies kicked in again, Zoe started getting groggy more often. And she started her delightful habit of rubbing only her nose on the edge of paper or boxes, to scratch it. Except this year, she's been doing it while standing on a box to reach my desk (and file thing), and rubbing her nose on my tax forms. (No, not the ones we're actually sending in; these are photocopies.) So anyway, she rubs her nose on the tax forms.
Rub, rub, rub.
And then she licks the paper where she's been rubbing. Obviously, cat snot tastes good to cats.
So now she's currently drugged up on 12.5 mg of Benadryl, which you think would make her sleepy, but she's just currently interested in what's in the garbage bag on the floor (papers, mostly).
She's also been a lot more vocal lately, and we've been having conversations. She meows and I meow back. We can go on for quite awhile, and I'd like to think that I'm getting quite decent at Cat. But every now and then, I obviously meow wrong, because then she just gives me this look of "You said what? Excuse me!" One of my friends has requested that we try to capture the meowing conversations on video, so Chris will try at some point, but they pretty much just tend to happen at random.
Another thing we've decided recently about Zoe is that she is definitely a climber rather than a jumper. She's perfectly capable of jumping several feet in one go, either vertically or horizontally, but she does it very rarely. Instead, if she can climb up or down something, that's her preferred means of movement.
Which leads to fun games, like "climbing the fridge", whereby someone holds her and she pretends to scramble up the corner of the fridge to the top, while the human provides the upwards motion. And then she stands on top of the fridge, inspecting all her toys that have string on them, since that's where they're stored. And then she wants to get down, but insists on being lifted off the top of the fridge. She can jump down, but oh no, it's much better being carried down.
I can't decide if she's just scared of jumping or she just really doesn't like to do it. Whichever it is, she would much rather prefer to climb. =)