I had a lot to smile about in the last week. I’ve talked about some of them already. I had a mini-vacation on Cape Cod. Yes, I go there all of the time, but I took two days off of work this time. The weather was nice for at least part of the time and I had a great time. It has been getting warm and looks like an early Spring. I’ve been out doing some Spring like things, such as running. Things have been going well at work. Nothing new, but it is always worth a smile if you enjoy your work. So with all of this, what am I going to use as my smile this week? Josie.
When we travel we bring the dogs, but not the cats. Of course someone comes in and takes care of them, but they usually miss us. Josie doesn’t like to be around the dogs, yet she has been spending a lot of time with me. She will wake me up and demand that she be patted and cuddled. She purrs loud enough to wake the dead. If I stop patting her and try to sleep she’ll wake me again. So all of this cuddling is great except I don’t sleep. After an hour (or two, or three…) I will pick her up and carry her upstairs to her food dish and give her a little extra kibble. There’s always some in the dish, so she doesn’t need it, but she’ll happily eat and I’ll go back to bed. Of course 20 minutes before my alarm is set to go off she’ll start crying that it’s time for wet food, but at least I’ll get some sleep.
She is a funny cat. One thing she’s been doing lately is going up to water glasses and drinking. Occasionally she’ll stick her head in,but usually it’s a paw. She’ll stick her paw in, get some water on said paw, take it out and lick. Then she’ll repeat it over and over. She has plenty of clean water, but for some reason she wants to drink my water. And she wants to do it with her paw. I know where that paw has been. I clean the litter boxes, I know what happens there….
I’m sure some of you have rolled your eyes reading. “OK, this animal keeps you up all night,” you say, ” and then sticks her nasty paw into your water. Why do you put up with it?” Because she is ultra-cute! And it is fun to cuddle with her, at least for a short time. Remember, Josie is forever the size of a small kitten.
I have written about her in the past.
So once again my smile is about a pet, but they do make one smile, don’t they?
What did you smile about?
So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the linky (or click the little blue frog below). While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!