Wednesday, March 23, 2016

To Keep Me From Gettin' To You

We're still sleeping in our own apartment, although we can't do much else there. The cats refused to move upstairs with us (yes, we know who's in charge), so they hide out wherever they can during the day and take over the house again every afternoon (Santi starts early and leaves by 2:30 every day). I created a temporary barrier on the terrace (using bendable artificial Christmas tree branches and bamboo sticks) to keep the boys from visiting our next door neighbors.

I was quite proud of my work, which took little time to assemble. Dudo was not impressed. He attempted to pull it down Tuesday morning. I repaired the damage.

San Geraldo opens the terrace door early, so the cats can hang out and not bother our beauty rest. When we got out of bed at 7:00 today, both boys were asleep in the living room.

THIS IS WHAT WE SAW OUTSIDE.
(AND A NEW TERRACE TILE TEASER.)
DUDO PRETENDING TO BE ASLEEP.

Dudo's brow lifted when we said, "What did you do?" but his eyes barely opened. Moose quietly left the room.

FINALLY... "WELL, GOSH, HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!?"

I repaired my pretend barrier while Dudo watched. As I walked away, I could swear I heard the cats laughing.


Ain't no mountain high enough...

20 comments:

  1. Yes, Cats are in charge.
    Now, on to more important matters ... that photo of Dudo?
    "Hello, Gorgeous!"

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    1. Bob:
      And I think Dudo knows it... especially we're constantly saying, "You are SUCH a beautiful boy. You are!""

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  2. Dogs are always up for building our self-confidence. Cats? Not so much. Not only do they laugh at you, they make sure you know they're doing it.

    Good thing the boys are so handsome! Hope this won't take too long.

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    1. Cranky:
      Two days is too long, but it's looking SO good. We're surviving. So are the cats. (They, better than we.)

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  3. Our work crew starts early, too. So good of your selfless boys to keep an eye on progress while you and SG escape to a calmer place.

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    1. Wilma:
      It works our great that they leave so early. They do five hours of really intense work and we then have the house back to us. Hope your work is going smoothly.

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  4. I am wondering where on the autism spectrum 'the boys' would fall? Cats can be so OCD when it comes to change....all the cats we have had were also this way.
    They are gorgeous cats !!!

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    1. Jim:
      And then there's Walt the Fourth's (wcs) cat, Bert, who spends his time outdoors and still not only comes when called but walks right into his travel cage!

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  5. You have a curious relationship with your furry companions. I think thy keep you quite entertained.

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    1. Stephen:
      And I think WE keep THEM quite entertained, as well.

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  6. You didn't really think that would keep them in, did you? They probably watched as you put it up... yawned a little, maybe even smirking some..... At least they stayed home or relatively close by ;-)

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    1. Sharon:
      The other evening, I opened the front door to visit with our neighbors. Dudo walked right by us and into their apartment!

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    1. Gosia:
      They certainly run things here, but we love them, too.

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  8. "no wind, no rain, nor winter's cold
    can stop me baby
    cause you are my goal"

    RECOGNIZE mah homegirl Tammi Terrell!

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    1. anne marie:
      Tammi Terrel had such a sweet and strong voice.

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  9. I love your cats, too :) You may have noticed :)

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    1. Judy:
      And it's a good thing, too, because there are more pictures to come!

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  10. Those krazy kitties. The tile looks great!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I told the boys that Bert walks right into HIS travel cage. They said, "Well, what would you expect? He's French!" I have no idea what that was supposed to mean.

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