You may not know that I don't write these posts by myself. I am coached by my friend, Bob...aka Roberto del Gato, aka El Diablo, aka Blob. I'll let you guess what I may call him on any given day.
He lives for us to sit at our kitchen table,
wedging himself into whatever space is left between our two notebook computers. If I'm not paying enough attention to him (he loves tummy rubs), he sits up and gently pats my shoulder with his paw. Once I've given him enough back scritches, he then falls into his favorite position...lying next to my computer, resting his head gently on the keyboard.
Moving him is another issue. We just returned from the vet's office, where he weighed in at a healthy (uh huh) 19.8 lbs. The thing is, he shares the same bowl of dry food our other two (skinny) cats eat from. I find some solace in this absolute proof that genetics do play a part in what shape we become.
While the vet and I were talking, I happened to mention Bob's penchant for eating all things fibrous...preferably wool...although I have seen him desperately trying to gobble strings and threads from any place he can find them. I told her this in defense of his limited exercise space. Half our house has been closed off to cats due to his snacking habits...a result of his decision to chomp off the warp on my loom on several occasions, followed by my discovery that he had chewed open the bottoms of MANY skeins of hand spun yarns hanging from the walls. Sometimes while I'm knitting, my work in hand takes off like I've just landed a tuna...because I've been sloppy and left my working ball of yarn vulnerable. Where is this going, you ask? Her diagnosis: he's a wool sucker! No kidding! I had to come home and google this to confirm her words. This is actually documented in the halls of veterinary science. Who knew?
I'm signing off now, to go sit and work on my lace shawl...without an assistant. ---Martie