A while ago I noticed that both Suki and Hiro have changed. While Hiro used to be super playful, he’s not hard to entertain and it feels like he doesn’t always feel like playing. Suki who wasn’t really into playing much, now suddenly wants to play a lot! Huh? Have they switches bodies or something? Why do you confuse me so much kitties?!
That’s not the only thing. Hiro seems to be guarding the front door of out apartment. A few weeks ago the neighbor cat who’s from the neighbor below me (yes, the guy from Limbo) was sitting in front of our door. Hiro didn’t like that at all, and sat in front of the door for a few good hours. Sniffing and protecting his territory. He doesn’t seem interested in a lot of things lately, beside annoying me.
When I just got home from work, and I’m home alone with the cats and I just fed them. Hiro will be pushing things off the table, and meowing/preowing while walking around the room. It makes me think he’s bored and wants to play. But as soon as I get the ‘fishing pole’ out, he suddenly does not want to play! Same problem in the evening. He is so hard to entertain, yet he does wrestle and play with Suki. Hiro doesn’t want to play with me? Awe… (mind you, the wrestling can end up pretty rough!)
I think he might not be feeling 100%. But the behavior doesn’t seem alarming to me — yet. He eats, drinks, sleeps. He doesn’t sleep with us on the bed a lot anymore. He found his new favorite play in a little hole of the scratching post in the other room. He asks a lot for food. Last month we went to the vet, where they checked his blood, liver and kidney’s, and it was all okay. So sometimes I just don’t know if he’s asking for food, attention, or just something else?
Hiro sometimes does sit between me and my boyfriend, cuddling and making biscuits. But it’s not that often as it used to be. He usually does this when he’s hungry. But it feels like something is off.
Suki, however. Has become more playful. If Hiro doesn’t want to play, Suki is there to play instead! She also wants more attention lately. She’s a daddy’s boy, and she often ends up on his lap, and on his side of the bed. Surprisingly this morning, right before I was about to go to work — I always give the kitties a pet on the head before I go –, when I petted Suki on the head. She started spinning, and let herself fall to the ground (from a sitting position) onto her back. Inviting me to rub her belly. She allowed me to rub her belly, without being bitten. Still spinning with a little meow in it. How cute is that?! Shame I had to leave for work. So far I know, Suki has never been like that. She was more like the ‘cold hearted’-cat. Watching us from a distance with an intimidating look. It’s like she has warmed up a little bit more.
I really wonder what’s going on with them lately. Even the new toys don’t interest Hiro, while Suki is up for literally everything! She still doesn’t want me to pick her up. But she has never been this attention-seeking. Maybe a vet visit, or am I over-reacting?