Earlier in the week I opened a new brand of kitchen cleanser spray to do the counters and other surfaces. Apparently it has an interesting side effect on Gus – it is like mega catnip in a bottle.
It was so good that he didn’t even get to the kitchen – the smell got him on the stairs and he started rolling around there.
There was a lot of rolling and rubbing on things and pounces and such.
There was also a lot of curious looks from the other cats, who were completely unaffected by the smell. They were very interested in why he was acting like a loon.
He even climbed through the rail to the top tree basket for the first time in a long time, which might be one reason why he found it so easy to get the courage to chase Calla there in yesterday’s post. The edge of the basket was good for getting the itch out.
At the same time Julius was poking around the base of the tree trying to figure out what was making Gus act like this. Poor guy doesn’t like things he doesn’t understand.