Hi Everybody! Happy Saturday……today I have a sort of long story to tell which relates to this photo Mom took of me Friday.
WAY back when I came to live with my parents twelve years ago I sort of bonded immediately with my Mom. She was my “primary care giver” and had several cats throughout her life whereas my Dad hadn’t – maybe I somehow knew that? Anyway, one of the things she did RIGHT OFF THE BAT was make my Dad the “cookie/treat dispenser”……her way of getting me to depend on Dad for something. Well, it worked – big time. The little rug that sits in front of his recliner became the spot where, if I wanted a treat, I’d go and sit and give him “THE LOOK” – sure enough, my personal cookie dispenser (aka Dad) would give me a handful of treats on the little green rug!
Eventually of course we started calling that rug “the cookie rug”……after some years, if nobody noticed that all my treats were eaten and there weren’t any there for yours truly to munch on, I would leave a rather BLATANT and noticeable reminder that someone was falling down on the job! That’s what the pink rubber circle is all about.
Actually that little pink rubber circle used to live in the basement. It was part of a toy I had torn apart (oops) many years ago…..all that was left were two rubber circles – a red one and a green one.
It was MY idea to leave the reminder but much to my parents’ surprise, the red rubber circle that I had kept in the basement all of a sudden started appearing on that green rug – Mom said “that’s to call attention to the fact that he’s out of cookies!” and that’s exactly right. I brought it upstairs and deposited it on Dad’s rug during the night because – horror of horrors – he FORGOT TO LEAVE ME COOKIES BEFORE HE WENT TO BED!!
So, there you have it…….the story of the little green cookie rug and the pink rubber circle. Mom always puts the pink circle back by my toy box if she finds it on that rug (after she gives me some treats of course!). Sure enough…….it makes its’ way back to the REMINDER SPOT if someone doesn’t keep my treats stocked up. Heaven forbid. Who runs this joint anyway????????????? Hummmmmmmmmm?????
Happy Saturday gang