Friday, September 12, 2008

Like baby, like cat

When Noor was born, we bought her a used baby bouncer. You know- one of those things that you strap the baby into, which is then supposed to "soothe" them with its womb-like vibrations and musical tunes. Yeah right.

Noor never quite took to it. It seemed to irritate her more than anything. So we left it alone. And now of course, with her crawling around and standing up on our furniture, its become obsolete in any case to strap her into anything.

So there sits the relic of her infancy, gathering dust- or should I say, cat hair, in the corner of our living room. I've recently discovered that our cat Bagheera found a new favorite napping spot. He jumps into the bouncer, even activates the vibrations and music, curls up into a ball, and snoozes away. So there you have it folks-assuming you don't have an allergy to cats, a multi-purpose baby bouncer!

Its interesting to see how Bagheera's interactions with Noor have changed. When we first brought her home from the hospital, he seemed mortified of her-sniffing her all over then wasting no time to run away like a cowardly lion. Now, he'll curl up next to her when she's nursing, and even let tug on his fur when she wants to touch him-something that would invariably be met with a nip and a paw if any of us did it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bagheera looks like the twin of our cat, Oreo!! Unfortunately, we don't have a baby bouncer any more. I can't believe how quickly Noor is growing--my youngest is now 18, so I've forgotten how fast they grow at this age.

11:27 AM  
Blogger aliagator said...

bagheera is identical to our cat auntar(bully) too!! but while he didn't have access to a baby bouncer he successfully takes over any boxes in the house.

2:24 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Ok this is odd... He is also identical to my old cat Small Claims, who saddly was one of the victims of Chinese cat food...

The two we have now, Mumble and Kimosimi would probably do the exact same thing lol. Kimosimi does curl up next to Kalila while she's nursing too... and both put up with way more from her than from us lol. Gotta love kitties.

1:53 AM  

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