“She” asked ….

…. what is it about paint that attracts cats?  

Have you noticed that there isn't a cat in sight until you pull out a paintbrush and start painting?  We show up from as far away as the Emerald City or Munchkin Land if necessary, no distance is too far to travel for a paint adventure.

Now, I’m not talking about painting as in beautiful canvas’ on an easel or even watercolor painting.   Sorry, but this type of painting bores us so badly that we typically fall asleep waiting for something, anything exciting to happen.  There are seldom any possibilities for adventures with that kind of painting, even for the most imaginative cat.

The kind of painting I’m referring to the good old fashioned paint brush and gallon can of latex paint.  It’s the best kind of painting really.  Crack open that lid of the gallon of oh-my-gosh-goopy paint and you’ll soon have guaranteed action!  What follows are two examples, demonstrated by Arwen. 

(yes, that is paint on the end of her left whisker)

 This is for those fans of Romeo adventures, who are looking to create your own adventure….

“She” painted the window seat (this has been a couple of years ago now) and stood guard while it dried.  Well, it’s a lot like waiting for water to boil…..it seems to take forever if you stand there.  I believe “she” used the excuse that it was bathroom time or something equally weak.  Yes, WEAK.  I am confident “she” was simply tired of standing there and waiting for the paint to dry.  No cats around so certainly there was no harm in walking away for a few minutes.   

(I can tell by the look on your face that YOU know better, don’t you? )

The very second she walked away, the bells went off.  Humans don’t hear them because of their defective ear parts.  For us cats, they can be compared to the bell at the fire station.   Anyway, first on scene was Arwen.   And unfortunately Arwen was also last on scene because this time “she” really was gone for only a minute or two.

Arwen who is really fast, especially for a girl, got a perfect  10 for execution of her adventure – she simply meandered into the living room, jumped up on the window seat and walked the entire length and jumped down.  Simple, but oh that Arwen, she was so smooth about it.  Purrsonally, I think she was already planning it when the paint can came out.  Anyway, she left the most purrfect little footprints embedded in the almost dry paint.  It really was a masterpiece.

And the only reason Arwen got busted was because she didn’t have time to clean the white paint off her paws.  Bummer sis, but still a fine paint adventure if ever I saw one! For those of you wondering if she ruined the masterpiece....not too badly.  "She" simply used the imprints and painted them a different color, immortalizing the adventure forever.  Or at least until it gets painted again.

The second example occurred yesterday afternoon.  This time, “she” was painting the side door and the window next to it.  And to “her” everything seemed to go just fine.  No one jumped up on the window sill or pushed against the door as it was drying.  This time it would have appeared there were no cat adventures in the paint at all.  Well at least until Arwen walked by later that evening…..

You may think that purrhaps “she” should be thinking “what is it about Arwen and paint?”.  And “she” probably was thinking that….

...right up until she found paint on Zoe’s whiskers. 

“She’s” still checking the other cats for signs of paint.  


Anonymous said...

hahah to funny.I cant believe all the paint on her.I agree you would think they would run at the smell of the stuff.I hate to smell paint.

My name is PJ. said...

This is so true! You felines are all part Picasso!

JC said...

No matter how careful we are someone always gets it ... and yes, it's usually my black cat.

The Victorian Parlor said...


I am laughing my whiskers off!!! This is soooo funny! I have seen the dogs in our house do this kind of thing but it never occurred to me to try it. Actually I heard my mom say something the other day about painting the kitchen cabinets soon-I'll have to try this:)!

Purrs and meows,


Burlap Luxe said...

Romeo thank you for clawing your way over to my scratching post.

Thank you for stopping by. Hey kitters!! I have some catnip for you, or maybe a mouse or two, come and see me soon for your treat!!!


Lucy the Cat said...

Thanks so much for your comments on being affectionate with your human and visiting us.

Love this post! I never knew kitties liked paint since my mama never paints. We love the pics of Arwen.

suziart said...

Too cute! And my cats are always in for any adventure, also!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Such a wonderful post sweetie!!! My two little kitties ALWAYS have to perch on anything new brought into the house, and if it's furniture, it usually does need a coat of paint...so we have this challenge here too!!!! Hope you are doing wonderful....hugs and love, Dawn