Wordless Wednesday – A Mind Of His Own

Legend - A Mind Of His Own

Welcome To Wordless Wednesday At Create With Joy!

When it comes to cat parenting, I am pretty chill.
I only have a few rules.

Know the difference between a litter box and a shoe box
(And treat both accordingly.)

Stay off the stove and the kitchen counters.

Don’t treat my computer workspace like a jungle gym.

Would it surprise you to learn that Mister Naughty Pants
Has broken the rules on more than one occasion?

The other day, I was sitting at my computer and
Legend was faithfully sitting by my side,
Peering outside the window,
Watching the birds go by.

Then, I turned my head for just a moment.
When I turned back, my sweet Legend was gone.

I looked all around but he was nowhere to be found.

Where had my little Houdini gone?
Surely he had not escaped my watchful eye!

And then it happened.
From out of nowhere appeared Mister Naughty Pants!

Haughtily he strolled from Legend’s cozy window perch
And stealthily sat behind my computer monitor.
Silently stalking me, just
Watching, waiting, and wanting to be found.

When I saw him –
I jumped, startled!
Visions of mangled hardware danced through my head!

Mister Naughty Pants –
Nonplussed by being noticed –
Delighted in being discovered –
Ignored all pleas for him to come out, opting instead to
Romp and stomp among the routers!

Finally – when he got bored –
He sat and stared at me with his big luminous eyes
Reminding me that I am the human and
He is The Cat.

Which brings us to Lynn M. Osband’s astute observation:

The mathematical probability of a common cat
Doing exactly as it pleases is the one
Scientific absolute in the world!

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Wordless Wednesday – February 20, 2013

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99 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – A Mind Of His Own”

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  1. Got the “I’m in trouble look”

  2. Theresa says:

    That look on his face is priceless!

  3. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley
    says:

    Hahaha! That’s so funny! One day soon I’ll write an update on our two kittens and include lots of pictures. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Marit says:

    Hello.
    So cute cat, it’s a purebred.
    Good frebruardag to you from Mrs. Marit.

  5. Danielle Royalegacy
    Twitter: Royalegacy
    says:

    I love this picture. His eyes just seem to be glowing.

  6. Cindy P says:

    Oh my goodness that is much too true about cats stubborness being the the one scientific proof in the world!! Love it! Our kitten likes to explore behind the entertainment center while we’re not home (or not looking) which cause a problem because EVERYTHING is plugged in back there. Not so fun when you come home to no internet nor the TV not turning on, only to discover the cat has been stepping on cords and unplugging things again…

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Ah, yes – the entertainment center!
      In our new set-up, Mister Naughty Pants is unable to get behind the cabinets to the wires (old units open – new units CLOSED) –
      but he is FASCINATED by the machines and we have to monitor him to make sure he is not jumping up and down on stuff!

      (I can tell you from experience that cat hair and electronics do not mix!)

      We’ve also wasted time trying to figure out why our electronics are no longer functioning – only to discover (thank you cats) that yes, they must be plugged in to work!

  7. Monica
    Twitter: OlderMommyStill
    says:

    Mister Naughty Pants is gorgeous, his eyes are so beautiful! {PS…Kashmir has been waiting patiently by the phone…lol}

  8. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith
    says:

    I love that Mr. Naughty Pants! ANd the quote is perfect!

  9. Erika says:

    Ha ha! Caught in the act – a very naughty Mr Naughty Pants!!!

  10. Alissa Apel
    Twitter: AlissaApel
    says:

    Those eyes really stand out.

  11. Yes, I can relate. mine sstands in my lap while I am trying to type! makes it hard to see the keyboard!

  12. Ai Sakura
    Twitter: Aisakuraharuka
    says:

    his eyes are glowing here ;p

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  13. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy
    says:

    He looks startled as if thinking “Oh my, I am caught!” Thanks for hosting.

  14. Sukhmandir Kaur
    Twitter: sikhism
    says:

    Sounds like he devised an attention getter opting for naughtiness to make sure you’d notice.

  15. As we have said before…predictably unpredictable. Absolutely superior photo. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  16. Mimi says:

    That would totally make me jump seeing him right there! lol Too funny!

  17. Oh those naughty little cats! We adopted a new 1 year old cat and out old 8 year old is struggling with the change. We’ve got 3 separate areas and litter boxes going for these two cranky girls. Oy, vey!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Oh I feel for you! Our boys will be turning 6 soon. We had wanted to get a 3rd cat at some point – but Mister Naughty Pants is so jealous, I am not sure that will be possible!

  18. A.L. Jambor says:

    I agree, as my cat stares down at me from atop our electric recliner. I’m in this week. Thanks for posting.

  19. Thank you for the linky, I LOVE how cats make every area their own, lol.

    I have a Linky as well, feel free to stop by and leave your link ;)

  20. Stacey at RealWorldMom *LINKY*
    Twitter: RealWorldMom
    says:

    He may not be where he’s supposed to be, but, I have to admit, he looks pretty darn cute! :)

  21. Mr Naughty Pants and Legend what great names, lovely photo.

    Sheba.

  22. veronica lee says:

    Love those eyes! Somebody has been very naughty!! :)

  23. Aussiepomm
    Twitter: aussiepomm
    says:

    OK – If you work out how to train a cat to NOT get onto the kitchen surfaces, please share… lolol

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm – Blast from the past!!!!

    Have a great day!!

  24. Legend looks shocked that you found him, LOL.

  25. OneDay/LadyJC
    Twitter: ladyjcmuses
    says:

    Those eyes! Looks like he’s been caught ‘cat-handed’ hahaha :)! Happy WW!

  26. What a poetic piece. You know I can relate to that cos I have one stubborn cat at home.

    Ashleen

  27. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices
    says:

    Yes indeed cat’s are unpredictable and I’m sure that Mister Naughty Pants would not be the first or the last to break the rules. But his pretty smile can get him very far :0…

    Hope you join us in our WWHop over at http://www.craftyspices.com
    Have a great rest of the week.

  28. Evelyn
    Twitter: betteronabudget
    says:

    Ha ha…I absolutely LOVE the look on his face!

  29. Yvonne says:

    What a great look!

  30. Tiffany
    Twitter: momtosprouts
    says:

    It was warm back there, Mom!!
    Oh how I miss my ‘coon. We had to have her put down a few months ago. :( Love seeing pictures of your boys!

  31. Xmasdolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly
    says:

    He looks like the butler answering the door! hahahahahaha

  32. Heather L says:

    Love the facial expression!

  33. Gee, how surprising! LOL

    All too true, I’m afraid…they will have their way, regardless of what the humans they own think of it!

  34. Nan says:

    Happy WW.
    Have a great day.
    Nan

  35. Lauren @ Hobo Mama
    Twitter: Hobo_Mama
    says:

    Ha! I like that quote. Our cats definitely rule the roost as well.

  36. Cathy Kennedy
    Twitter: greeneyestale
    says:

    Osband must have been a cat owner. lol

    Thanks for hosting WW!

  37. natashalh
    Twitter: natasha5887
    says:

    Hahaha, kitty looks shocked!

  38. Awesome picture and too cute. Thanks for another create linkup!! :)

  39. dogdaz says:

    Oh no! Caught me!

  40. Sylvia
    Twitter: SylviaPhillips8
    says:

    Cats!!! You gotta love ‘em!! Please visit us at our new home http://faithfulmomof9.com

  41. Cyndi
    Twitter: ccliteraturegrl
    says:

    Yippee! Thank you for hosting another one! It’s so FUN seeing all the photos and hearing about your kitty, too. Have a wonderful wordless (or wordy) Wednesday! (But…I think it’s already Thursday where you are, hehe).

  42. MOL! So cute! We buy “naughty pants” in bulk at our house….

  43. Loy says:

    Isn’t that just like a kitty? I enjoyed your poem! Thanks for hosting. Happy WW!

  44. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls
    says:

    Haha I am laughing inside since it is to early to lol. Love the quote and your story, we could tell of these kinds of stories as well, just a few minutes ago I had to get after Mr Digger, who was stalking Mr Scruffy trying to start a cat chase that would of ended in a cat fight. Its getting close to a full moon and that might be part of it.

    Thanks for hosting WW wishing you a great day!

  45. Debbie says:

    LOL This is so true about cats. Very independent and they do exactly as they please. Good thing they’re cute, yes? :-)

  46. Sarah ~ Magnolia Surprise
    Twitter: MagnoliaSurpris
    says:

    Kitties are such little sneaks! Shhh…. don’t tell Mister Naughty Pants that you’re on to him! Thanks for hosting!

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