The Brotherly Antics of Tiger and Benji

Benji is a very sweet and cuddly kitty. But don’t let that fool you.  The boy is action packed and often full of pent up energy.  When you see these eyes, know that he is about to blow!He flies around the house at cat-speed, over and under, round and round the battered perch.

All this is rather amusing to watch unless you’re Tiger and happen to be in the way.  He may be coming for you next.

“Sue, we’ve got to talk,” he said.

“Sure Tiger,” I said. “What’s up?”

“It’s the boy,” he said.  “He’s out of control.  Can’t you do something?”

Of course I agreed with him, but when Benji gets into one of his fits, I’m not about to reach in and risk a hand.

“I’m hoping he’ll grow out of it,” I told him. “You know he’s not yet two years old.  And he’s good most of the time.”

“Yes, I suppose so,” he replied.

“But Tiger, if he comes after you in one of his whirlwinds, you have my permission to give him a wallop.  It would probably be more effective coming from you.”

“Aw Sue, I couldn’t do it. That’s not who I am.”

“I know Tiger, and I love you for it.  You’re the best, you know?  How about for now I give him the boot outside until he settles down.  Then you and I can visit peacefully.”

“That’ll do Sue,”  he said. “Thank you.”

And so we did.

~ Susanne

12 Comments on “The Brotherly Antics of Tiger and Benji

  1. You did well to capture Benji at high speed! I remember having a kitten once who raced around like that for ages at a time. She could navigate the room by running around the furniture, and leaping across to the next item. They can be a lot of fun, at times.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Yes, they are really fun to watch! So athletic and incredibly fast! If Benji gets out of control for too long, we eventually take appropriate action, for the sake of peace in the house. thanks for your comment. 🙂

  2. I’m over two years old and I still run around like a nut-jar most of the time! I gallop across the house like a horse and pounce and toss any toy in my way. It is essential to go nuts at least once a week. I prefer every other day. I tire quickly and go in rounds. Usually the Kit Housefolk is the one who starts me up. We’re the best playmates!
    Be seeing you,

    • It’s fun isn’t it!! I agree that every other day is the minimum for these spells. Daily is even better though Tiger and Sue don’t think so! 🙂 ~ Benji

  3. There was just a bunch of rescue animals that arrived in shelters here in Seattle from Texas that were relocated due to hurricane Harvey and I am not going to lie – I am really trying to talk my husband into a cat! I think my daughter would love a friendly cat to snuggle and play with.

  4. Oh my word, Benji is just too cute! And Tiger is such a good boy. Foster is just over a year old and I can totally relate to the “cat speed” thing! It’s amazing how fast they can go when they are “wound up”!

  5. I think it’s important that Tiger takes this into account because Benji is younger and has more energy, and fun makes the environment more cheerful and healthy. When Benji is older he will be quieter, probably…

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