We all have quirks/faults. My blood sugar tends to run low, and as a result, I can get extremely irritable if someone gets between me and a meal. I also snore, and under the right circumstances, usually if I learn that an animal or child has been harmed, have a hair-trigger temper. (No, I don't beat people with bricks or anything. I'm much more civilized than that. But oh can I rant.)
Our animals are no exception, and anyone who has an animal could probably list a TON of quirks... hopefully mostly benign, but probably some less so. I don't mind my animals' quirks for the most part. It's just part of who they are.
1. Charlotte will flip over onto her back while using the upright scratching post, showing me her round belly.
2. Bit tries to sharpen her claws on my leg. (This one less benign than others.)
3. Bit is the only cat I've ever had that lets you hold her on her back, cradled in your arms like a baby.
4. Annie tries to lick Vicks Vaporub off of you if you've recently applied it. If you prevent her, she will just wait until you go to sleep before making her move. I'm serious. She's relentless.
5. Argos would seriously rather be with us than eating his meals. I think that he would happily starve himself into a skeleton if we didn't intervene. He makes me play a game, in which I scoop up a handful of his food and pretend like I'm eating it. Then he'll become more interested in eating.
6. Charlotte likes plastic bags. She will roll on them, stick her head inside of them, and lick them, purring like a crazy lady the entire time. (No, I don't leave her unattended with them.)
7. Bit comes to tell me whenever there's something strange going on in the house. Now, this is Bit's definition of strange, so she might just be telling me about a fat stinkbug lying on the floor in the hall. But she did come to "tell" me that my husband had left in the middle of the night once. (The IDEA was that he would sleep on the couch and quietly leave so that I wouldn't have to wake up. Bit had other ideas.)
8. Argos will stand and stare at someone, even a guest, if they're sitting on "his" spot on the couch.
9. Romeo doesn't suffer an empty food dish gladly - and if you do not move quickly enough, will start shredding and eating paper products instead.
10. Bit hordes things in little stashes throughout the house. Usually these stashes contain my slipper socks.