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Destructopuss: Xander Destroys Paper Towels

Kitten destroys paper towels
Monster letting us know how much he missed us.

Because we left. And this upsets him.

I’d like to say that we immediately learned from this and no longer used a countertop paper towel holder. It took us one more roll of ruined paper towels before we finally just gave up.

Needless to say, we now store our paper towels in the under-sink cabinet. (This also upsets him. He gets upset a lot.)

Destructopuss: His First Act of Destruction

Kitten chews through Apple earbuds

I know what you’re going to say, this is normal kitten behavior. Well, of course it is — if only it weren’t Xander’s first act in an enduring pattern of destruction.

I was in bed, cuddling with kittens, taking what was becoming an extended phone conversation with my mother. Wanting to avoid the inevitable cramp in my neck, I pulled out my earbuds from the nightstand. As anyone with headphones knows, they come out of the drawer invariably knotted.

Now, I know that strings are irresistible to kittens, so I was trying my best to be discreet as I undid the knot. As I set to work, one bit of the cord fell in the space between the bed and the nightstand.

One-onethousand. Two-onethousand. Three…

In the time between it dropping down, my realization that it wasn’t entirely in my possession, and my frantically picking it up, crunch. The damage was done. No more right earbud.