1.08.2014

Quintessential Quill

Mom here. I don't need to tell you how much I adore my boys. I was so taken by this photo of my Quillbert...


Sigh, so handsome. But more than that, this is a common expression for my big boy. Quill is probably the smartest kitty to own me. You present Mister Quill with a problem and he'll sit for awhile making this very face; after a time he has figured it out. He even creates puzzles for himself to solve when he's bored.

When I took this picture he was trying to figure out how to look out the window, which is covered by a pleated shade. After much secretive naughtiness, he managed to pry up an edge for his viewing pleasure. It was not satisfying for him though, so he started to loudly pat at the shade with his massive paws. Quill generally keeps his naughtiness on the down low so I was surprised at the loudness of this approach. It even drew some cross words from his Dad. 

It wasn't long before he would be at it again - pat, pat, pat. Another thing about Quill is his tenacity - if he wants something nothing distracts him for long. Cut to 3:00 am. From my bed I hear the now familiar patting of the shades. In frustration I got up and opened the shade so I could get some sleep. See smart boy.

16 comments:

  1. That is one terrific photo! But we all know Quill is a wise one!

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  2. Quill is sure smart -- and devastatingly handsome!

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  3. Yep - like I say about Toby, too smart for MY own good. - The mom

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  4. Quill is very smart! He knows how to train you!

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  5. Smart and so very, very handsome! **sighs**

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  6. Oh he's a very smart one! A smarty pants! hee hee
    By the way, we wanted to let you know we gave you an awardie!

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  7. Good job, Quill. Maybe you and Nicki could trade suggestions/advice/wisdom. :-p

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  8. They train us so well! Lovely picture of Quill.

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  9. love that picture. and the blinds reminds mom why she is glad we don't have those in our house. :) they make food puzzles that we bet he would LOVE

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  10. Cody does the same, I even posted a video of it on Cat Chat a while back. It annoys me but cracks me up at the same time. They are so smart!

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  11. Quill, we have to agree, you are just so handsome. What a great look. Great picture. Hope all of you have a great day.

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  12. He is an amazing guy, that Quill! Our new cat, Russell, talks quite a lot. He even ends some of his sentences with a question mark.

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  13. Handsome AND smart.. Quill you are just amazing..

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  14. Very smart boy. That is a lovely photo.

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  15. Great story and adorable expression. Mom says that it could be our Dad trying to figure something out if Quill had his tongue hanging out the side of his mouth. We salute Quill's tenacity. Way to go getting What he wanted. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  16. Kitshka here.
    Quill, you are so so handsome...
    ♥~♥~♥~♥

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