The new kittens we have are sweet but can get up to all sorts of naughtiness.
When they first arrived at the tender age of 7 weeks, they looked as though they were just going to snuggle and purr their lives away in adorable fluff filled poses.
They were too small to jump up onto our laps in one graceful leap as adult cats can. So they jump as high as they can and then deploy their internal grappling hooks to assist the ascent to the comfortable lap. We all have little bitty scratch marks on our legs from these jumps. The sad thing is, that they couldn't really get onto the sofa either. This is what has happened to our sofas. Little scratches in the previously unmarked leather.
I discovered that some dark brown with a smidgen of black shoe polish, rubbed into the scratches and then buffed and buffed again minimises the scratch marks.
We then had the disaster last week. I came home to discover that a section of the gerbil cage had been dislodged, leaving a small gap. All five baby gerbils were nowhere to be found and sadly were never to be seen again. We suspect that the kittens had not only dislodged the section of gerbil cage but ate the little guys.
The kittens say that they resent the implication that they have had anything to do with the disappearance of these rodents.