Saturday, March 11, 2017
Cocona and Papika - Cute demon cats, super jar life hack, and the lords of insanity setting me ablaze
Sometimes pets really are the worst.
I have 7 cats, 1 small dog, a pony, and the occasional peacock that screams in the night (Don't ask). I love them all to death, they're so cute, and as you can probably assume from my username, I'm a total cat-a-holic. I love cats probably more than the average high school student.
I got two cute little baby kittens right around the holidays. We had recently had some of our older cats pass away, and the house was really quiet and lonely. So we popped into Petsmart after talking about it a lot, and we got the two cutest little babies. Naturally, since I'm a dedicated otaku, I named them after the series I was currently invested in, Flip Flappers. Thus, Cocona and Papika have integrated into our life.
I love them so much, they're my sweet little babies.
The only problem is they're little troublemakers.
Cocona is the big white coco bean, super soft and squishy, sheds her white fur frickin everywhere.
She's normally so sweet and active, but she's also so MEAN to me! She steals all of my food, is actually physically strong enough to drag me around, and overall messes with me.
She's a tiny cat, basically still a kitten. I'm a grown dang lady, I'm 16 years old and am strong enough to open chip bags all by myself (not really, someone please help). And this teeny little vermin can literally drag the other end of the toy or whatever and DRAG me at least a foot across the carpet. She's too strong, probably has superpowers or something. She's also really heavy because she steals all of the other cats food (and mine), so whenever she sits on my face in the middle of the night, or early in the morning when I supposed to be up getting ready for school, I feel like I'm dying. I'm drowning in a sea of white fur and cuteness, and she's so stubborn I literally can not move her. Am I just weak? Is it me? Or is Cocona Supercat? When she lays on my face when I'm sleeping though, it's just hell because I get cat fur in my system and I can't breathe for the rest of the day (side note: I'm allergic to cat fur, doesn't stop me though). She is pretty cute and cuddly though, and I'm ashamed to admit I've missed school because all I want to do is stay home and snuggle my cute little babies.
Now Papika isn't as bad as Cocona. She's tinier than her lump of a sister, just a teeny little silky, shadowy baby. She loves to cuddle with me at night and early in the morning.
She also likes to drink out of my water cup whenever I don't cover it with something. And she partakes in Cocona's spoils of war whenever she steals something. Since Papika is so tiny, she's also really fast, therefore making her super hard to catch. She worms her way out of my grasp and darts of somewhere, usually places little kitties aren't supposed to be. She also loves to climb on my shoulder, and I've always wanted a cat that would ride on my shoulder, except she always claws me... it's partially my fault though since I move too fast. Papika is also a major cord chewer, she has destroyed 4 pairs of headphones, 1 phone charger, and 2 computer chargers. She chews through them, and they'll kinda work so I won't notice, and then BAM! I wonder why no sound is coming from my ear buds and I'll see they're chewed though. Papika loves to play with all sorts of things that I really don't want her in, for her own safety and cleanliness, as well as for my sake. One of her worse habits, and Cocona does this too, they'll take something of mine and drag it to this little hidey hole under my bed. I have a bunch of heavy stuff under there, ans they take it so it's just out of sight and reach. I can barely see it, but the pile keeps growing. They'll just grab random stuff and take it under there, like little dragons hoarding their treasure. Cat toys, jewelry, food, couple slices of bread, socks, napkins. I'll see them grab something and just sigh because I know I'll probably never see it again. I can only pray that they don't do anything weird with what they take, like eat it or something.
Can't have a trash can in your room because of little gremlin kittens? Use Cat's certified, tried and true trash jar. What is it? Why its simply and old car, preferably a Mason jar, that you can stuff little bits of trash in, and every now and then you can go empty it out into a real trash can. Trash Jar has saved my life. I could probably go on for hours about how it has relieved a ton of stress in my life. The only thing I have to worry about it making sure Cocona doesn't get her head stuck in it.