Kizmet’s Korner – What Exactly do you Mean by “Being Good?”

by Deb at 5:50 AM • Cat Humor, Kizmet, Videos20 Comments


I don’t know about you, but I find it impossible to look at Kizmet’s sweet and precious little face without my heart melting. Our darling boy who could never do wrong turned 8 months a few days ago and he is the most endearing and intelligent cat I have ever known. We don’t know his lineage, but he has the wise mind and soul of someone who has seen other lives and traveled to faraway places.

He LOVES, LOVES, LOVES his feline family, but has one little habit that may come as a shock… it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE for him to be a good boy when it comes to hanging out with them for extended periods of time. That’s right – the angel and devil on his shoulder struggle. For example, when he snuggles with one of the other kitties – usually Zoey, Mia, or Rolz, he will put his paw around them in a loving hug that is off the charts adorable. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6…. by the time you countdown to 1, the overwhelming and uncontrollable urge to wrestle turns the sweet hug into an unprovoked, out of nowhere choke-hold move, completely ruining the moment.

Napping is one thing, playtime is another and it usually consists of him ambushing one of them who either did not realize it was playtime and was caught off guard (normally that would be Rolz), or one of them that did not want to play at all (usually that is Mia). Occasionally playtime is actually instigated by someone other than him (Zoey), but he typically goes overboard with his enthusiasm and she will gallop off in a huff when she has had enough!

Obviously you don’t believe me, hence the need for visual proof. Here is a typical day in the life with Kizmet as he shares his special brand of love with his kitty mates!

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  1. Ingrid King says:

    Sounds like he rules the household – at least in his own mind! He’s adorable!

  2. Ok now that I have seen this I can get dressed and begin my day! Will read the rest of my email later. Don’t want anything to ruin the utter DELIGHT I feel after having watched this! OMC how adorable!
    I love the close up expression on Kizmet’s face near the end, he looks like “Who? Me?”

    Do you know that you and Kizmet GREATLY resemble each other? Your faces…both adorable!!

    Thanks for making my day!

    • Deb says:

      MOL Caren!! Now you have made me laugh!! I was not expecting the last comment about Kizmet and I resembling one another!!! You are too sweet and I am glad the Zee/Zoey kitties could start your day off with a smile!!

  3. Brian says:

    Well, the good and wise comes from the tabby part, but I don’t know where the bad comes from!

  4. He is so cute! He reminds me of Flynn. Eric can be sleeping peacefully and Flynn will go and give him an ear wash. Eric gets a big smile on his face as he enjoys it, then Flynn goes for the throat. Peace shattered!

  5. Fisher says:

    Wonderful video! That sweet Kizmet is too cute.

  6. Susan Rizzo says:

    What a joyful way to start my day! It is a sunny beautiful morning here in Michigan with a hint of Spring in the air. Your video just added to the promise of a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing the love with all of us!

  7. LOVE it…..he’s just being a “kitten”. I think Mr. Jazz could straiten him out if need be.

  8. Marg says:

    We don’t think you are bad at all Kismet. You are just being a cat and enjoying life. We all do that all the time. The humans need to learn how to have some fun. Great video. Have a great weekend.

  9. Faraday doesn’t see the problem here. He thinks Kizmet’s doing it right. (He would….)
    Reminds me of that poster, “Dear Santa, Define GOOD.”

  10. mariodacat says:

    There is nothing like a good kitty wrestle I say! Love the video and love that sweet boy with a halo slipping sideways. he he

  11. Wendy S. says:

    Oh Kizmet,
    Who could resist you? We know you try to be good but sometimes it’s just too hard to not rustle up your siblings. You’re like the Dennis Menace of Cats. Totally adorable but oh so naughty. We love you no matter what you do or who you bat at.

  12. What a joy to see Kizmet blend into his new family so seamlessly. He’s a wrestler like Odin with Domino. I see nothing bad or aggressive just good clean fun 🙂

  13. Kizmet is still being a kitten! That;s what the mom says about Ernie…who acts the same way sometimes…but Ernie is almost 8 years old! Ha!


  14. Good? It’s all relative….. 🙂

  15. Vicki Cook says:

    He just has a lot of kitten energy! Travis is my instigator – if I hear a play-fight happening, I know Travis is involved!

  16. Penelope says:

    Wowzers! There is nothing more exciting than watching some excellent Kitty smackdowns! Mes gets the feeling that the others pull their punches with Kismet, purrhaps cause he is still a rambunctious kitten.

  17. CATachresis says:

    But his play is still very genteel compared to Austin and Tigger. I think you have a very polite little kitty there 🙂 Adorable xx

  18. The actions on the video look so familiar. Reminds us of ourselves at times. Loved the upside-down neck hug with the drag across the floor. Could possibly be a Kitty Olympics event if it could be sustained a little longer. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  19. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    dood jazz !!! we lovez yur cammy oh appeareance at like 53//54 seconds 🙂 rock on buddy !!

    grate mewvie guys..we gives it 25 paws up…kizmet…ya all ways haza “smile” on yur face huh…

    happee…mischief…ore a little oh both ? !! 🙂