Dora is four months old today. She has grown quite a bit but she is still pretty kittenish. She has been wrecking more kitten mayhem around the house. This week she learned how, having climbed up on the kitchen counter, to do a flying leap across to the opposite counter and the cooker top. She has also learned how to open doors which are just slightly ajar by hooking her paw (the one with the golden toe) around the edge of the door and jiggling the door gradually open. She also nearly came to grief whilst walking on the top of the kitchen door – she slipped, and was squeaking alarm whilst dangling by her front paws from the top of the door and pedalling her back paws in thin air. Luckily I was just nearby and was able to pluck her to safety! Dora has also developed an unhealthy fascination with watching people take baths and showers. As soon as the taps go on, she realises there’s about to be a show and takes up her viewing position on top of the toilet cistern, eyes wide with excitement!
Yesterday the boiler engineer came round to service our central heating boiler. Dora was fully involved in the process, sitting by the plumber’s leg and watching his every move very closely. He said he didn’t mind! (and commented on her tufty ears!)
She is not always a Bad Kitten. She has finally given up trying to get on to the dinner table, and I’m not sporting scratches and bitemarks on my hands for a change.
It is getting cold here. We are forecast to have some snow over the next few days here in London. Northern parts of Britain have already got it. Dora hasn’t experienced winter before but she doesn’t like getting cold. She is very keen to snuggle up to someone warm when it’s chilly. Hope all our friends are keeping warm too!