This is Molly– she is twelve pounds of spring-loaded enthusiasm. Before we got her, I knew that all pets have their quirks – our other dog hides shoes in the couch cushions so he can snack on them after we go to bed and our cat forgets there is food in her dish the minute I leave the kitchen – but Molly takes weird to a whole new level.
She gets excited about the smallest things and can jump straight up almost four feet into the air. Once a week she gets insomnia and spends two or three hours running up and down the uncarpeted hallway, possibly just because she likes the tick-tick-tick noise her claws make on the floor. And, my favorite, a few times every day she will jump into someone’s lap, stand on their chest, thrust her head about an inch away from their face and just stare at them with an intensely bewildered expression on her face. It’s like she’s been struck with complete amnesia and she is hoping desperately that you can tell her who she is and what she should be doing.
So what about you? What are your favorite pet quirks?