Every morning I am waking up to Q-tips all over the house. One on the stairs, one under the couch, a couple in the bathroom. They are clean but a little the worse for wear, and I keep chucking them and yelling at everyone to stop leaving Q-tips lying around.
And every morning, same thing. But today, I finally figured it out. I caught JoJo sneaking out of the bathroom - early -3 Q-tips in her wake. She's been fishing them out of the box in the drawer. I did not think she was bright enough to even jump on the counter, let alone help herself to toiletries. So now I know.
We had to cut the cats' claws last night. We call it a manicure, because JoJo will run and hide if she knows what we're about to do. She's probably stealing all the Q-tips to clean her ears out so she can listen better. Maggie will basically hold out each paw, grit her teeth and glare at you as she hisses "get it over with". JoJo cries and wails and hides, shuddering and sobbing that we're trying to kill her. Maggie thinks JoJo is an idiot.
So what happens is we get to Maggie one day, then have to wait for JoJo to forget what we did so we can get her. But whichever kid has to hold JoJo has to wear chain-mail and get a tetanus shot - she is a big girl and she squirms. Hard. We often only get a few nails clipped, and I can never remember which ones. JoJo knows I'm writing about her. See her crabby little black face?