Thursday, December 16, 2010
Efficiency For Rent
Efficiency for Rent: small kitchenette, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom, warm & cozy but a bit dark. Available immediately. Cheap!
Cheyenne answered the ad. He was getting a wee chilly outdoors, although he had a nice nest in the hay behind the barn. The sheep were nearby to keep him warm. But as the temperatures plummeted to the teens and the wind roared like my days in South Dakota, I felt sorry for my cat and fixed a nice spot for him in the basement.
Why the basement, you ask, when we have two extra bedrooms and plenty of space in the light of upstairs? Well because...besides cellulite, ignorant people, war, raw oysters, and cigars, I hate, hate, hate the smell of cat piss. And last winter Cheyenne lived on the main floor with us, basking in the lap of luxury on the couch right next to the warm fire. Yes, he had a litter box and would occasionally tiptoe outdoors but would sometimes go potty on my wool rug. Grrrrr!
So after living outdoors for eight months, I felt a twinge of compassion and set up a little apartment down in the basement for him.
He loves all my yarn. Who wouldn't like to lay in all that white goodness?!
He even has a little kitty bed, sooooo comfy. Being 16 years old, he spends 23 hours and 48 minutes a day sleeping and a few minutes eating and excreting.
I spend a bit of time in the basement as that's where my dye kitchen is. My felting tables are also set up down there and I've been felting lots lately. So he does get some human contact.
But I fear he may be turning into Gollum. If I hear him say "My Preciousssssssss" when I'm coming down the steps, I'll jump out of my pants!!! BTW, no photoshopping was done to above photo.