My cats have always had interesting personality quirks. Kaylynn was my thief. She would steal the most random objects, and hide them under the couch, or in my bed. She never stole my books, but she was super curious about them. To the point she had to position herself in such a way that her head was between me and the book. Almost like she was reading it.
Miles likes to use them as cat beds. If I leave one on my bed, a chair, or anywhere that is a flat surface that has room enough for a cat to jump on, she will jump up and then lay down across the book. Hardbacks, paperbacks, magazines, manga, comic books, doesn’t matter. If you can read it and it holds still long enough, it will become her bed.
But every once in a while she pulls out this trick I call “telling me what to read.” If I have multiple books on the bed, or in my chair (usually because I’ve either just gotten them and am sorting, or because I’m going through them to pick what to read), she will knock off all the books onto the floor except one. And that one then gets sat on or laid on. Nine times out of ten, the book she has kept ends up being one I really like if not one I love.
That said. I can’t get her to purposely pick a book! If I don’t want her to mess with them? Oh yes, she will go through and bat them onto the floor until her chosen book is the only one left. If I purposely dump books on the bed and then drop Miles on the bed and tell her to pick one? She jumps down and leaves the room!
Such a contrary child… *laughs* So it got me to wondering if other people’s pets helped them pick books? Or if they do anything else funny or annoying with book-shaped-objects?
Tell me your pet woes when it comes to books! What’s your funniest story? What little (or not so little?) quirk do your pets have when it comes to your reading time? Do you have a book expert or could they care less?