Monkey Paws

yet another cat check. He is doing fine. I wasn’t so sure when I came through the door. This was the first time I wasn’t greeted immediately. If you are familiar with cats, you probably have had the experience of attempting to walk while a cat weaves around your feet. Not their fault if you happen to trip, obviously. Today? Quiet and no cat.

Okkkkk. Cleaning the cat box didn’t summon him. Rattling the box of Greenies, I heard thumps overhead and thunder headed down the stairs. This cat isn’t light, or light on his feet. He also would rather not have to work hard to collect the adoration and food due him.

what? he says. I should go after that bit of snack on top of the trunk?

and since I didn’t cave, he did…

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Monkey Paws

  1. Cat says:

    You are a cruel taskmaster making him work for his snack like that! He is a very handsome animal.

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