Victorious!

I have accomplished a major goal today, on my 3rd day of vacation, and it’s only 8:30am (I’m a morning person, what can I say? I can’t sleep in). This means that I can officially spend the day lounging around reading if I so desire, and ignore the to-do list I already made. I just started a good one. I laughed about the writer’s name but it turns out she’s rather good. Joanna Trollope. I think I enjoy British writers more than American. Something about their cadence, I suppose. I will, however, read anything and everything, so long as something hooks me enough to find out what happens.

This goal goes back to the cat tree. I’m sure you’re all quite sick of hearing about the damn cat tree, and unless something incredibly fascinating happens with it someday, this will be the last I directly reference it. My dreams of the cat tree were mostly for Moosh, as he is a “tree dweller” sort of cat. I base this diagnosis on more than a few facts: he perches on my shoulders, he’s been found on more than a few occasions on top of the cupboards (once IN the cupboards), and he sits on top of the office bookcase. Taco just likes to go wherever, being UP on things isn’t that exciting to him. He just wants to be where the action is. I thought he’d enjoy the scratching stuff, though.

But guess who’s been using the cat tree more? Taco.

I don't know what he's looking at. Maybe the stickers numbering the pieces that REFUSE to come off. Ugh.

I don’t know what he’s looking at. Maybe the stickers numbering the pieces that REFUSE to come off. Ugh.

At first, I thought it was just him being a brat, taking over whatever space Moosh would want, but I tried putting Moosh on the highest part of the tree and he would either just jump down or step onto my shoulders and jump to the ground from there. Moosh HAS enjoyed the angled edges of the tree on various other levels, as he likes to smush his face against them. It looks very painful to me but it seems to be enjoyable for him. Whatever.

Turns out he just needed to do this on his own terms. Today, he got on the 2nd highest level. I managed to coerce him up to the next with promises of face smushes. And he stayed! I even walked away and he stayed. And realized that he had a pretty freakin’ good view.

King's view.

King’s view.

MOMMY ALWAYS KNOWS BEST, BEYOTCH.

 

Update: For no apparent reason today, I caught Moosh on top of the fridge today, where he hasn’t been seen in months, who then, upon being spotted, made a run across the cupboards, then back again to the fridge and then down the minute I sat up to attempt a picture. This is what the cat tree was supposed to solve. Sigh.

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2 comments

  1. Boomdeeadda

    I might have to check out that writer. The Brit humour always make me laugh. Maybe Taco’s hanging out there because Moosh isn’t? I sometimes feel sorry for our Blossum, she puts up with all kinds of intrusions from Petals. Sometimes Blossum’s fast asleep and Petals just goes and sits on her head. She might be the problem child parents talk about. So I guess you’ll be treated to breakfast in bed tomorrow? Enjoy!

    • MEOWhearthis

      I finished the book. It was definitely good. Taco likes to be wherever he damn well feels like it. I feel the same about Moosh, how much he good naturedly puts up with, especially considering he was here first. Taco is the bad son. Yin and yang. Sigh. Children.

      PS: the boyfriend would NEVER allow breakfast in bed. I am, um, not the neatest eater. It’s genetic, as was witnessed when the boyfriend watched the dad eat popcorn at a football game.

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