Full tummy, early morning quiet, cozy couch......Perfect!
Mom snapped this of me this morning….right after I’d finished my breakfast. Every morning after I finish slurping down my meal (ocean fish and tuna this morning) I retire to one end of the couch in the family room and have my first nap of the day. This is a BIG nap for me – because I’ve been patrolling the house all night and it’s time to let my parents take over now that they’re up.
Mom says I purr myself to sleep. I guess that might be right – I do purr a lot….sometimes quite loudly. But hey – my tummy’s full, I’m nice and warm and safe, and I can RELAX – so I purr my “happy” purr!
It’s cold outside…..Dad’s going to go flying later when it warms up a tiny bit (it’s in the low 30s right now) and Mom has some errands so that means I’ll be home by myself at some point. HOME ALONE means back on alert/patrol duty.
Yesterday my parents went to the store to try and get a new train for under our tree. Guess what. They didn’t have one. They’d sold out of the one they wanted to get. It sounded pretty cool though. Polar Express train with a whistle and everything! They said they expect another shipment in – but it sounds like our tree will be going up this weekend without having a train set under it. But it WILL have presents under it! I counted nine wrapped presents – some Mom has in her studio for Dad and some Dad has in his office for Mom. Nothing for me yet though – – – Mom has to hide THAT stuff really well though because I know all the hidey spots! Tee Hee!
Well, pardon me while I continue with my napping activity. A guy’s gotta do what a guy’s gotta do!!!
p.s. Auntie Joan I hope you had a SUPER birthday yesterday!!
Hey Mom - this is the purrfect box - don't forget tissue - and I like this RED ribbon!
Yesterday afternoon Mom decided to get a few gifts for Dad wrapped so there would be some stuff to put under the tree (other than ME) next weekend when they put the tree up. She got out all the boxes, tissue, ribbons, tags and wrapping paper…..I was so excited! She keeps a big shopping bag full of all that stuff in the closet in her studio and for weeks now I’ve been asking nicely for her to let me go into that closet – just to make sure that shopping bag hadn’t disappeared……I know it’s just a big old bag of FUN.
After all these years Mom has wised up. She knows that if I’m around and she’s wrapping presents, I’ll be in the middle of it making things “challenging”. She keeps some distractions handy for me so she can get her wrapping done. The yellow and pink tissue aren’t for Christmas presents – and the old red and green ribbon and that tired little red bow aren’t for them either….they’re for ME!!!!! She puts all that old stuff in one corner of the room so I can hop around on them and pick them up and carry them or poke, prod and otherwise torture them – while she’s busily doing what she needs to do with the REAL wrapping.
Her strategy always works. I’ve gotta hand it to her – she has me figured out pretty well by now. By the time she does her wrapping, I’m just beginning to get bored with my so-called toys and she puts everything away for the next time she has more things to wrap.
Considering it’s really early before the holiday, I know that shopping bag will be coming out of the closet LOTS more times………I’ll be ready for it – you can count on that!!
Sammy the Assistant Wrapper