Cats are like children – just when you think you have them trained, just when you think you can predict their every move, they do something totally unpredictable. Well…maybe not totally unpredictable in Babe’s case. She is, after all, still a cat! LOL
Saturday Robert was working on a craft project and had newspapers and paint and wooden parts on the dining room table. He left some green paint on a paper because he planned to paint a second coat on a wooden stick he needed for a Christmas gift. He sat down to watch the football game and fell asleep. I was working in the office. You know where this is going…
I went to the kitchen later and noticed a green spot on the floor. Then another, then a definite “paw print”. They led across the dining room, the edge of the table, over to the arm of the living room chair next to Robert, back to the hall, and across the bathroom counter. I woke Robert. He held Babe while I washed her back paws. Then there was lots of floor scrubbing and grumbling. No, I didn’t hurt her, but I do admit to some bad thoughts! LOL
Yesterday I noticed a tiny bit of green paint on the front edge of the bathroom counter. Missed a spot!
This morning at 3am, yes 3 AM, Babe decided to perform Act II of “Surprise, Surprise!” She jumped up on the top of our dresser- the ledge above the mirror- and knocked down my stuffed elephants. Wouldn’t have been a problem if she hadn’t meowed the whole time. I woke up and put her outside. Then in about thirty minutes she clawed our window screen to let me know she wanted back inside. Then she ran around the house meowing. By the time she settled down it was after four. I finally got up at 4:30 because I couldn’t go back to sleep. I don’t know if the howling wind upset her, but I know I’m going to be at work today, tired but AWAKE, while she is napping in front of the heater for the next eight hours!
Don’t tell me it’s my own fault…I wasn’t the one who brought her home. But she is kind of sweet when she’s sleeping on my lap. Oh, well. She keeps life interesting.