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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Maximus Meets The Spinning Wheel

For the last few months, I've really wanted to spend some time spinning.  I was 100% sure that a certain kitten wasn't ready for the spinning wheel though, and while I could shut him out of the room, I didn't think I could spin with the Meows of Great Sadness right outside the door.  I like to listen to music while I spin, not drama.  So there hasn't been spinning.  Over the weekend I decided that it was possible that Maximus was ready for the spinning wheel, so I brought it downstairs where I could spin with him and Logan.  Logan got very excited when he saw the spinning wheel and did a few circles of waggy happiness himself.  Then he laid down behind me so he could be close and watch, while being out of the way of the wheel.  Good dog.

Max waited until I got it set up and then he came to check things out.  First he watched it for a few minutes, from a distance.  Then he stalked the drive wheel.  Deciding that wasn't a good place to attack, he attacked my leg.  Then he attacked my spinning stool's leg.  Then he jumped three feet straight up in the air for no reason and followed that with a bath.  Once he was clean he tried to attack my face, then the spinning stool's legs again, and then the oriface hook, which hangs off the Scotch tension knob.  Next he attacked the fiber I was spinning, which he was able to pull out of my hands, break it free from the wheel and run across the room with it.  He was so in shock that he'd gotten that far with it (so was I) that he stopped and I went and got it back, removing it carefully from his mouth and claws.  Once I started spinning again, he started his attack circuit all over, but he didn't go for the fiber again.  I'm not sure if having more spinning wheel time will help the novelty to wear off for Max and he'll chill out or if he'll just come up with new and more inventive ways to attack.  On the other hand, I can still spin while being attacked.  Good to know!

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Blogger Kristen said...

oh, the Meows of Great Sadness--kitties have SUCH problems! humans will just never understand.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I, too, have a new kitten who attacks anything that moves, so I love reading your blog. I have an English Lab who is very mellow - an extremely good girl. I've managed to keep knitting, but have had to give up beading for a while. Your description of the "attacks" during spinning was so familiar.

9:16 AM  

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