“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one to ask why.” Bernard Baruch
We have a rather large but old house, which allows us the luxury of a guest bedroom off our downstairs livingroom. That is the one room of the house I want cat free. Nice to have a bed for guests that’s not festooned with wisps of cat hair. That was the plan.
However, after our two newish cats became comfortable in our home, Jim, the large male cat, was fascinated by the closed door on the guest room. Now and then I’d find the door open. Finally, I caught Jim in the act of jumping up and pawing at the doorknob until the door opened.
I got this, I thought, and leaned a large, glass-less, framed picture against the doorframe. A minute later I heard a crash. Jim was sitting near the disrupted blockade looking satisfied.
After numerous attempts to thwart Jim’s efforts, I finally discovered the perfect blockade combination.
It’s a collage of the picture and a chair and boards and a pillow. It makes a nice artistic feature in the living room. That’s my story.
Occasionally Jim will come into the room and stare at my creation. I’m feeling smug right now, but I think he might be planning something. Lord, save me from scheming cats!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.