Mischievous Cat Henry

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Henry Jones | ©Artamnesia

Photos and story courtesy of ©Artamnesia

I (Artamnesia) met Henry Jones one morning while doing laundry in the basement of my three-flat in Chicago. This little half-grown tabby cat walked out from behind the dryer and into my life.

He’s really adorable-looking, with soft sleek fur, enormous green eyes and pretty markings. But he doesn’t care much for petting. He considers human hands fleshy toys for stalking and attacking. As much as he doesn’t like being petted, he hates being held even more! At the same time, he’s no scaredy cat and he’s not anti-social at all. He’s actually very affectionate in his own way and will run to greet you and rub against your legs purring like mad when he sees you. When we have visitors he immediately comes to check them out, putting his orange nose in their faces and “over-sniffing” them — as in making full contact of whiskers lips and wet nose.

cute cat napping sleeping pic

Henry taking a snooze | | ©Artamnesia

I’ve had cats all my life but Henry Jones is unlike any other cat I’ve ever lived with. He climbs hanging clothes and hat racks, curtains and roman blinds, doorways and doors. You’ll be in a room and sense that you are not alone and then realize he has crept into a cabinet and is watching you from its depths. He’s broken every lamp that doesn’t have a weighted base. He loves to creep under laundry and damp towels left lying around and if you leave a jacket hanging on a chair, he’ll pull it down and then burrow inside it and creep down inside a sleeve for a nap. There’s no way to safely change the sheets on a bed while he’s in the room.

cute cat sitting on door pic

"This is my fave spot to perch" | | ©Artamnesia

Henry is a real acrobat and loves to jump at pillows tossed over a bed, a towel flicked over him or his ribbon dancer toy. If you don’t entertain him enough he’ll make up his own games, like lying in wait for you to approach and then suddenly jumping out to do a flip in the air before running away.

Luckily Henry Jones sleeps like a log and if you can approach him carefully him you can take advantage of the situation to pet him while he slumbers. He might even purr. I can’t help loving him!

cute cat playing on door

Not only has Henry become obsessed with tearing out window screens and escaping, he's been climbing the bathroom door a lot lately. What does it all mean? | ©Artamnesia

cute cat playing under red sheet

Under the red curtain | ©Artamnesia

cute cat napping funny sleeping pose

"I am so comfy!" | ©Artamnesia

cute cat funny pose and stretching pic

Squooshy face | ©Artamnesia

cute cat licking grooming leg pic

"My leg has a flavor!" | ©Artamnesia

cute cat playing with cat shadow

"There is a cat on the wall." | ©Artamnesia

cute cat playing in closet

"I am in your closet, killin your bagz." | ©Artamnesia

cute cat taking a nap

Everything in its right place | ©Artamnesia

cute cat hiding under pillow cushion

Hiding in the green chair | ©Artamnesia

cute cat climbs wall

Henry climbing the wall ©Artamnesia

cute cat hiding under towel pic


cute cat knocked over plant made a mess

"I am innocent until proven guilty." | ©Artamnesia

cute cat standing on owl statue

"I pwn this owl, see?" | ©Artamnesia

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13 Responses to “Mischievous Cat Henry”

  1. Tara says:

    If you look at the owl… it is actually looking at Henry hahahahha. I love this cat.. He is pawsome!

  2. Heather says:

    What a wonderful cat!!! We have a black rescue that is very much that way. Doesn't care much to be held or petted but on his terms is very loving. But, thank goodness, isn't quite as adventurerous!

  3. Old Kitty says:

    Awwww! Henry Jones!

    He is one adorable acrobatic cat! Goodness look at him climb the walls and on the top of the door edge! And he's got the longest legs and biggest eyes!

    These are brilliant pics and shoe Henry off beautifully! Best of all is how he is very very happy in his forever home!

    Take care

  4. Abby says:

    Henry Jones you are a true character…the photo of you under the orange towel is absolutely pawsome!


  5. Brian says:

    Totally, totally adorable and I really enjoyed the pics!

  6. Maine Kitten says:

    Henry Jones may be a true character, an acrobat, a charmer, handsome kitty, and much more. I think he is also an accomplished “Cat Burglar”. I am sure that mine, is not the only heart, he has stolen today! =^..^=

  7. Siku Marie says:

    He sure feels secure and safe when he sleeps! What a funny little guy! I especially love the owl and the pussycat shot.

  8. Esme says:

    He looks like my Magellan-and we have the same throw pillows. He is adorable.

  9. Joe says:

    He looks so awesome :). I would love to have a cat like Henry!

  10. Oh he is such a cutie!!

  11. Marg says:

    What a fantastic cat even if he won't let you pat him. He is some kind of an acrobat and I bet he keeps you entertained 24 hours a day. We have a cat a little like that here. She will let me pat her when she feels like it which isn't very often. But Henry is a great cat.

  12. That's some character. The photo's are fantastic, they just get better and better.

    We like the crawl into sleeves too, with or without a person inside of them.

  13. janie jones says:

    This cat definitely has some personality, a very very big one! I'd bet he's a handful sometimes :)

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