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Kanika: haughty genius / video & photos


I've been friends with quite a few cats over my life -- Kanika is in a class all to herself. She's definitely the least affectionate cat I've ever met. Every single time you go to pet her, she has to sniff out your intentions first. Those few occasions when she doesn't immediately run off, she only tolerates one or two strokes before she threatens to bite you -- and you BETTER pay attention. She only rubs against you when she wants something, and if you make the mistake of thinking she's being cuddly, she looks at you as if you are unbearably stupid and resists your advances. Very rarely she will be in a lovey mood and come sit with me (in between the keyboard and me, of course) and THEN if I try to put her down she will bite me! crazy cat. She does seem to react with concern and cuddles when I'm really upset, but it only lasts about a minute, heh.

BUT she's also the most clever animal I've ever known. We lock her in the bathroom when she's being annoying, so she figured out how to unlatch the door and get out! Nowadays we have to put a brick in front of it if we want to keep her in more than a minute (she can still get out but it takes longer). She knows it is okay to use claws with Ben, so she does, but she never, ever uses them on me. If her litter box is dirty, she will get my attention by tearing around maniacally, and then darting for the box as soon as I look at her. (I'm always impressed that she's so good at communicating with me, so it always works) She plays tag (which I've never known any other animal to play, and she even taps you!) and fetch (much better than any dog I've known, since she will FIND it if it disappears from her line of sight), and with Ben she 'plays' attack. She also plays her own version of soccer by herself which is SO cute -- she bats the ball from paw to paw, tosses it in the air, and dumps it in the 'goal' (which is usually Ben's shoes).

Her favorite toy EVER is this fluffy sparkly pink puffball, which I find hilariously ironic because her personality is such a hardass. She doesn't seem to see the irony though, heh. She loves to play fetch with it and often drops it on the desk when I'm on the computer -- if I don't throw it she will toss it right on the keyboard or bump it against my mouse hand. So I fling it over my shoulder to get it out of the way and she goes tearing after it with this adorably excited chirrup.





oh, and if we throw badly she will stop playing. *shakes head*



I saw her in the window like this and crept as uninterestingly as possible to get my camera


like the windchime hanging outside? I love the sound they make, it's so magical ♥


she kept looking at me so I waggled my fingers above her so she'd show more of a profile, but you still can't see her eyes. :-p


such a lovely girl


Incarnation of Bastet, indeed! Looking at this photo I'm a little in awe.


also, go link me to your wishlist if you haven't already! I mean it! I'll throw 'Nika on you if you don't! (if you don't have one at least tell me a few things that would be on it if you did)

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aliyna ══╣╠══
Oh she's beautiful. What a sweet kitty.
teasing
belenen ══╣teasing╠══
SWEET? did you READ the entry? *giggles* unless you meant 'sweet' in the Napoleon Dynamite sense. :D
aliyna ══╣╠══
deleon ══╣╠══
Gorgeous, I love black kitties!
kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
thanks!
Cute Gojyo
writer_lilies ══╣Cute Gojyo╠══
Aww. She's so cute. She'd probably get along with my Zoe. He's got a similar personality. He doesn't play fetch though.
kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
haha, she hasn't gotten along with many other cats so far, but who knows? Maybe they'd fight all their aggression out and adore each other afterwards. ;-)
brightlotusmoon ══╣╠══
She is so gorgeous and regal. She KNOWS she's a goddess!

Jupiter fetches the exact same way. He'll be very very vocal about it, though. If I'm not paying attention, he'll jump right up next to my face, meow loudly, and drop the toy in my line of vision. His favorite things to fetch are single glow sticks bent into rings and plastic bottle caps from sports water bottles or facial toner bottles. And if the toy is thrown somewhere hard to reach, he will search for it forever until he finds it, and he will bring it back with enthusiasm. If we stop playing, he gets upset and cries.

kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
awwww! That's so cute! Kanika's favorite toy before the puffball was a ring from a Gatorade bottle. ;-)
armandii ══╣╠══
haha, she's beautiful and she knows it. I know a cat who looks very like her and has a similar temperament. Feline soul sisters maybe.
armandii ══╣╠══
OH, and the first photo is particularly good, fabulous composition and I love the lines of her body.
belenen ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣╠══
febrile_lune ══╣╠══
That's truly precious. Animals cheer me up so much... so much. Hardly anything comes as close to being able to cheer me up the way animals can! Thank you for showing this :)
kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
you're welcome ;-)
tralfamadore ══╣╠══
Mmm, this brings back memories of my Mary when she was younger. She and her sister Holly were always into some kind of mischief. They were such a pair (Holly unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago). When they got themselves into too much trouble, we would also lock them in the bathroom to cool down, but instead of escaping they would pull out the drawers next to the door and essentially lock US out from them, then get into as much mischief as they wanted in there. Now that Mary's older, she loves cuddles and wants to press herself right up to you at every possible moment. She's so calm and just stalks around like a formal queen.
kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
awww ♥ Kanika's sloooowly getting more cuddly with age too. Maybe in a few years she'll actually let us hold her :-)
phydeau ══╣╠══
Your cat is amazing. I've never seen a cat play "fetch". I, too, have a cat that becomes particularly affectionate when she wants something, and leaves when she gets it. I deliberately delay gratification. I know her game.

As for wishlist? Unless you can afford a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Don't worry about it.
kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
;-)
brighid0704 ══╣╠══
She sounds sort of like my Winter cat, only a bit worse. Lol.

Wint isn't much for holding and cuddling either, but, she does sleep with me, for which I am eternally grateful. She, too, only rubs against you when she wants something, which is usually food. She does bite, which sucks.

I always wanted a lap cat, but didn't get one in Wint. Oh well! I love her anyway.
kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
I know what you mean! Hopefully my next cat will be more cuddly. But I love 'Nika the way she is ;-)
jamie and jill / make the earth stand
acid_burns ══╣jamie and jill / make the earth stand╠══
She's a beauty ♥ And she has grace. My babies are perhaps a little dumb ::giggles::

amused
belenen ══╣amused╠══
*giggles* Hey, dumb isn't so bad when it comes along with cuddles!
blood_4_deniro ══╣╠══
she's such a cute kitty! i think my favorite has to be the last one. i love black cats. my black cat, Tootsie Roll, loves playing fetch with his pink and white puffball thing, too. and he has this game we call "slappins" where if he wants to play when youre walking by, he'll slap you (hard, lol), and you have to act like youre gonna slap him (in reality, we just try to pet him) and he'll try to slap you before you can "slap" him. he hisses and purrs at the same time, especially if you say "ok, Toot, i want a hiss." it's cute cuz he looks like he's laughing.
kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
awwww! I wish I could see a video! :D
blood_4_deniro ══╣╠══
oh....here's my wishlist ^__^ oh, if only i still had credit cards, lol.
loving
belenen ══╣loving╠══
heh, thanks for the link! ;-)
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
awwww, nika!! *nuzzles herrrrr* she IS a sweet kitty, i loves her to pieces! she ill hear of your slanderrrrrr ;)
kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
*giggles* ;-)
unnecessary_ ══╣╠══
I absolutely adore this feline.
kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
:D
04; girl. -
delicatexflower ══╣04; girl. - "white dress - wings"╠══

haha! wow. she IS a smart little kitty, huh?

she is a beautiful kitty! love the pictures! :]

kanika kitty
belenen ══╣kanika kitty╠══
yeah! ;-)

thank you! I'm very proud of them ♥
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