Born to Gnaw

As I mentioned in the last post, she likes to gnaw on something after playing with a string toy so she can feel like she’s accomplished something. She’s also a kitten with growing teeth so chewing on hard things probably helps that process. Cats naturally keep their teeth in order by chewing on bones in the wild. Dry food, with its hard texture, is supposed to help dental health in a similar way but the jury is out on that. They have dental chews for cats to help remove tartar, and they even have tooth-brushing sets. When I was at the vet on Saturday, they had 20% off for cat and dog dental cleaning.

I probably won’t be brushing my cat’s teeth. It’s too much.

Here she is wrapping her wee little teeth around the carpet of her scratching post. I figure this counts as a dental regimen anyway.

Egyptian Mau kitten nomming on a scratching post

Nom nom nom

Egyptian Mau kitten nomming on a scratching post

Now she's using her paws for leverage

I like the double paw action as well as the weird foot action in the back. It’s like she starting nomming mid-roll.

Egyptian Mau kitten nomming on a scratching post

Full body wrap

She’s like a snake, shattering the wooden bones of her scratching post with her death grip. (In her own mind anyway. I like to imagine she is constantly in an episode of the Muppet Babies where all the mundane objects in our apartment become friends and props in epic adventures.)

Egyptian Mau kitten nomming on a scratching post

Still going

Her pupils always dilate when she plays. You can see how big and black they are here, as opposed to her normal green eyes.

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