I really suspected this was going to be one of those typical boring days. Which, didn't bother me. And, it still was in a way, except for Goten.
Goten has taken to sitting in the middle of my kitche floor and staring at the corner.
This is the corner where we keep the trash can. It bumps up against one of the kitchen cabinets. On the other side of the trash can are two litter boxes, changed almost daily.
He just sits on the floor, staring at the corner and/or trashcan. He doesn't move. He doesn't flick his tail, or twitch, he just stares.
He's giving the trashcan/corner The Eye.
I thought maybe we had a mouse in there, so I opened up the cabinets and poked around. I discovered that at one point, I kept forgetting whether or not I had bought soap pads and kept buying them. I have 8 boxes of SOS pads under my sink. I have 3 containers of comet clenser. I have baking pans I've never used.
What I don't seem to have is a mouse. I do have one of those ultrasonic noise things. I've had it for a few years now. Also, if we did have a mouse in the house, Chrissy would be going balistic, because she does seem to enjoy hunting down small, weak, prey and killing it. We've had one mouse in the place since we got her and I think the poor thing only got his whiskers in the place when Chrissy charged out of the living room, tracked it down and killed it.
When I opened the cabinets to check, I found nothing in there of any real interest. Goten did come up to investigate, but he sniffed a few times, and then walked away.
I pulled out the trash can and swept behind it. There was nothing of any interest behind it. Some litter that had been kicked about, but that was it.
The moment I finished, Goten came out, squatted back on the floor and resumed staring at the corner.
I should be grateful. I mean, he's not chewing on me, scratching the furniture, trying to sleep on Todd's head, torturing Chrissy, trying to kill me, or any of his other annoying hobbies.
But... to tell you the truth, it's freaking me out. Why the heck would he want to stare at a trash can for hours? I mean, this is Goten we're talking about. Hyperactive children who just had a lunch of Kool-aid and zagnut bars have a much higher attention span than Goten.
It's giving me the creeps.
And now that I just wrote this, I'm betting that's exactly why he's doing it. Just to freak me out.