Over the last few weeks, I have noticed more dogs out and about with their owners. I guess the owners are getting out more, so the pets get out more.
I was walking out of work and I could hear a woman dropping her car off with the valet. I heard, “come on Nama. Be good. Nama, stay. Nama stay.” I just knew that she named that dog just so she could say Namaste.
A few days later, as I was going in to work, I saw a woman trying to get out of the car while her dog yapped away inside. “Come on, Loretta. Calm down.” I don’t think I’ve ever met a dog named Loretta before.
Kallie lives in the house which has a backyard that shares a fence with us. When we let our dogs out, it sounds like a tea party is going to happen. “Molly, Doris, Kallie! Keep it down out there!” They mostly just bark to talk, not out of anger. We don’t trust them enough to meet each other face to face.
I love to hear entertaining pet names. If you’ve heard any, please share.
Every month, our dogs get a bark box. The box is small and usually fairly light. We allow Molly to retrieve it and open it herself.
I ordered a new swimsuit. I was headed out for a short time, so I just kicked it inside our entry way and went on my way.
When I came home, Molly was in the entry way, waiting for me. My daughters let her out and she said hi to me as I came up the walkway. We went inside and shut the gate.
Suddenly, Molly saw the box. She grabbed it and ran upstairs with it. The kids caught her and sent her back downstairs. I managed to get the box from her, but she was still interested in the box. I opened it and got the innards out. She tried to take the swimsuit. I managed to keep the suit and I gave her the empty box. She was still excited and ran back up stairs with it. She had her fun with the box and then it got recycled.
About an hour later, her bark box was delivered. I guess she knew it was about time for her package to come. I guess we need to teach her to read the labels before she assumes it’s for her.
I sleep on a futon, so some nights are more comfortable than others. I started thinking about how to make it a more comfortable night’s sleep. I got to the point that I realized that a mattress topper was the answer.
I started by reading reviews. Some of the expensive ones were given really bad reviews. I went for a low cost one that a few negative reviews, but those reviews were about minor things.
It arrived and I started washing my bedding while waiting for the foam to inflate. Inky came in to inspect. She disapproved and left.
After I got the sheets on, I realized that I needed deep pocket sheets, so I ordered them and a bed scrunchie. That thing is great! It holds the fitted sheet exactly where I want it.
I got the bed all together. Inky came back to inspect. She still didn’t like the mattress topper. She spent time dancing on it, but still, nope. She knocked books over so she wouldn’t have to walk on the mattress to get to my lap.
It took her two weeks to finally accept that the mattress topper was here to stay and it was not going to attack her. I am enjoying the comfort of the new cushion more than Inky is, but we are all coexisting for the moment. Mini still won’t go near the futon if I am in the room. Her issue is me, and not the mattress, though. Cranky kitty.
For my class this summer, there is a lot of reading. I hate the textbook, so it makes it more difficult.
We were told that no assignment could be retaken without a valid excuse. Family, work, etc are not excuses. Medical excuses with a note will be considered.
The instructor did not mention cats sitting on your textbook as an excuse. Maybe the photo below will help convince her?
Inky climbed over me to sit on my book as I was reading it. I guess I could get 3/4 of the page read, but that would give me a 75% grade at best on the test.
I eventually moved so I could look at the power point on my laptop at the same time as I was reading the text book. Inky came back to help warm up the keyboard on the laptop. I struggled with her a bit until I convinced her to sit next to me, not on me. We’re both much happier that way.
The artist mentioned in the above linked article is a cat rapper. He raps to cats, and about them. I missed the actual live show, but the interview here entertained me. I hope the live show was good. The cats seemed kind of unimpressed, but I’ve never seen a cat behave so well while getting a bath.
The bookstore mentioned in the above linked article brings kittens to the store in hopes they will be adopted. There is an adoption fee, but it includes all vaccinations and the kittens are all healthy.
I loved seeing the little kittens among the books. I could have done without the earwax removal commercials all throughout the article, though.
Puppies were mentioned later in the article, but it seems that they aren’t in the bookstore. This is probably a wise idea.
I loved the above linked video. The BBC sportscaster, Andrew Cotter, featured in the video has been entertaining himself and others with his video sportscasts of everyday events, since there are no sports to watch at the moment.
He’s definitely worth watching. I haven’t found a video of his that’s boring, yet.