Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cat Nap Thursday

Now that I've taken the afternoon off, I can turn my attention to topics other than my frustration with work. I need to get in a few updates on Old Fart, Big Fluffy, and Turds for Brains (that would be Turtle, Tommy, and Sam, respectively.)

As I type, Sam fights for attention. Now that Tommy's come into the room, he's decided to get attention from him. For the past few days Sam's really been pushing the envelope on good behavior. When I walked into the kitchen this morning, I discovered that someone had chewed into the brand new bag of bread I bought yesterday. This is on top of the sack of cat food that was broken into and the two days in a row that cat food somehow ended up in the water bowl. Not to mention the fact that he'd rather eat Turtle's special senior cat food rather than his own canned food and believes that he has every right to jump onto the kitchen counter whenever he feels like it. If it weren't for the moments of extreme cuteness, he'd be homeless.

Speaking of homeless, I'm still trying to decide whether or not the little dog I keep seeing in my neighborhood needs a place to live. He's wearing a collar, but he's skin and bones, and he's wandering the streets in the middle of the day. Last Friday I was out painting the new siding on the house when he showed up. He just sat and watched me for a while, and of course, I started talking to him. I guess he decided I was harmless, because next thing I knew, there was a chihuahua mix pup all over me. He's really sweet! At one point he even walked right into the house and acted like he belonged there. I started calling him Bob. (Yep, I'm a sucker for a furry face and a sob story.) He wandered back down the street after a while and I haven't seen him since. I really hope he's safe and warm.

Last night I had the weirdest dream. I was at my high school reunion and for some reason I kept trying to push a hood off my head, but even in my dream I wasn't wearing a hood! It was really annoying and I couldn't figure out why something was on my head. Well, I figured it out--when I woke up I found myself cuddled up with a cat bed.

I'd put it on the bed last night in the hopes of encouraging Turtle to sleep in it rather than on top of me. Obviously it didn't work and I was the one sleeping in it. Thankfully I can say that's the weirdest thing I've ever woken up with.

The day really turned around as soon as I decided to take a breather. I was even able to grab an appointment with my hairdresser to get a long overdue haircut. Now I think I'll snuggle up with the furrballs and take a nap!


  1. Can you contact Animal Control and report the negligence?
    Perhaps then you could adopt him and not have the owner come after you.

  2. I've been on the lookout for the little pup, but haven't seen him. I was really hoping my being nice to him would encourage him to come back. I'll look for him again this weekend. I really hope he's safe and warm right now.