November 5th 2012 10:41 pm
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My mum was sad yesterday. She had gone back to work to find that some of her friends have been made redundant while she was away. I was sad because mum bought our food in gravy not jelly and I don't like that as much.
Mum said that wasn't quite in the same league as sad goes so she needed us to cheer her up. We weren't going out on account of all the fireworks which did bang all night long so we were on hand to make our mum smile.
We do that best with a snuggle and then some mad chases around the flat. At one point things got so out of hand that Josie slid across a table top and then, with a frantic scrabbling of paws, down behind it.
"Are you OK Josie?" my mum called.
More silence. Josie had vanished. It's a drop leaf table with one of its leaves dropped so we couldn't see a thing
Mum was about to get up and vestigate when we first saw two paws and then the top of Josie's head peeping over the edge of the table.
"I'll come and get you," said my mum. "There's no grip for claws in that shiny table top."
That is what my mum thought but cats' claws are pretty ingenious devices and Josie was able to hook into the wooden surface and drag herself back. Mum was torn between being impressed with Josie and fretting for the beautiful smooth table which would now bear the scars of Josie's triumphant return to us.
If in doubt between cats and objects cats always win so mum just accepts that's one more unique piece of furniture she has as only pet owners can have.
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They're just love scratches. MOL Mom says no object is complete until it has a few Penny tooth-holes in it, especially documents and friendship bracelet cords she makes. She says she likes it because every time she sees those punches or scratches it reminds her of us and she smiles. She's lost enough cats in the past (since childhood on) to know that some of the things that annoy you in the present end up being cherished after the kitty has gone, so just know that a bit of Josie will be with you so long as the table survives. :)
Now your momma will always have dat memory when she sees da table - MOL!
I once put scratches so deep in the husband's new desk that it had to be refinished. I was so proud!
MOL! Yes only Mom's can love.
Suggestion....stain colored markers. Very handy and can be got at any wood working store. True it doesn,t cover up deep scratches but it will color them in. Mom loves hers but admits several pieces around here needs to be refinished one of these days.