This is one about how we keep our home running smoothly.
Anytime Mom Julie leaves the house, she always says, "So-and-so's in charge while I'm gone."
I try not to yawn.
I thought this was a little silly when it all started, but soon realized she was serious. Upon her return, she would ask how we did.
Let me tell you--there's a lot she doesn't know that I want to share with you. Like what really goes on when she's not around and someone is put "in charge."
We'll start with one picked most often--Tinker.
The Big Puss obviously looks the part and takes his responsibility very seriously. I have all to do to keep from laughing when I see his face light up when she calls on him to supervise. He's usually picked for those day-long hauls and uses devious methods to keep an eye on us.
Walking around, checking all the rooms..walking around, 'round and 'round..
Ease up, pal. No wonder you're getting gray hairs!
Of course, he throws in a few flirts with Anastasia. He hopes she's impressed when he's given boss status.
And, here he is, when Mom Julie returns, ready to report--nothing.
We've all been good, snoozing quietly while he walks around watching us sleep and eat and going about our usual business.
She's quite impressed with him, and I guess she should be. He always cleans his plate after a canned food meal, trills before approaching most laps and politely waits for Mom Julie to get up in the morning before demanding attention.
Not like the rest of us, especially Mitty.
Next week, it's my turn. I'll show you how I handle the troops!
Mom Julie here--Friends, I'm so glad I had Tom's birthday today, Sunday, to distract me from a worsening toothache. I did make it to Mass this morning, but it hurt sooo badly and still does. It came about after a recent crown came off. It had fallen off once before, glued back on by the dentist, and now, it's off again leaving me in terrible pain. I've had it. My insurance has run out and won't renew until July 1. I'm hoping to find a dentist with a sliding fee scale and just get the darn thing pulled. (It's a lower right hand molar, never to be missed!) Wish me luck finding one tomorrow!
Tom celebrated his special day on FB, thanking those with birthday wishes, but we also promised a donation to The Maine POM Project in his honor. (oxygen masks for pets: ea. kit comes with three sizes, cats, dogs and little pets should they need to be resuscitated due to fire, etc.) For other parts of the country, you might try Wag'n Enterprises LLC. They also have a list of all the rescue departments around the country who already ordered from them.
That was our weekend! Hope yours was a good one. We'll be visiting soon.