Last night I was sitting in my special chair eating tortilla chips and salsa with cream cheese. Our kitten, bless his curious little heart, decided he needed to find out what the spicy-smelling stuff in my bowl was and to that end he jumped up on my lap and stuck his nose right in the bowl. What followed was this silent exchange:
Me: grab kitten around the middle and place on the floor.
Hammy: jump on lap and attempt to reinsert nose into salsa bowl.
Me: grab kitten by scruff of neck and drop on floor.
Hammy: stand on back legs, placing front paws on leg. Sniff vigorously. Jump on lap and go after bowl.
Me: grab kitten by scruff and drop on floor.
Hammy: Attempt the "quick and sneaky" maneuver. Jump swiftly and silently. Aim for landing IN the bowl.
Me: grab scruff and toss kitten farther from chair.
Hammy: Act insulted. Lay down and lick self.
Me: back to my salsa.
Hammy: return to human and retaliate by biting her big toe.
Me: Screech and attempt to remove toe, fighting impulse to kick kitten across the living room.
Hammy: Since toe is now in motion, attack and chew ecstatically.
Me: Kick kitten across the living room. (Just kidding, Becca)
Hammy: return for more salsa.