Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Cats are the new knitting
Shiva sleeps about 18 hours a day. Apparently this is typical, but since I’ve never had a pet besides a bird and two goldfish (appropriate pets for an allergic kid!), I had no idea. Rick laughed at me when I told him I thought there was something wrong with her. Since that time, I’ve realized there is something wrong with me! Just looking at Shiva taking a nap makes me sleepy. And it's all over if she jumps on my lap for some petting and biscuit making. Shiva has become increasingly affectionate since she had surgery last week (uterus be gone!). If I sit down for a second, the girl is on me with a meow that clearly says, “Pet me, please. I love you so much and just ask for a little petting in return.” Okay, maybe that’s not what she is saying, but the point is that I am powerless against her and end up sitting on the couch petting her until she gets up…which is sometimes not for three hours. Rick comes home and asks, “What did you do today?” “Well, I started to fold some laundry, and then the cat needed to be petted, and, um…I guess I petted the cat today.”
My excuse is that I have a love of animals that has built up over twenty-seven years, but I have not had an animal to give it to. So Shiva is going to be one spoiled baby. And me, I’m going to be lazy for a while. Until I get used to the arrangement, I probably won’t be getting much knitting done, either. Why think of a new knitting project when I could just sit here and pet the cat?
Told you I’m lazy!