It is raining this morning. Ivy has been standing at the patio doors watching it splash on the pavement.
Yesterday I dropped Charlie off at the vet’s office to have a cyst removed from his ear. Then I had my MRI done on my neck. I will see a doctor about that tomorrow.
Then I dropped into Sunshine Furniture, a kind of mom and pop furniture store here in Tulsa, which was close to where I had the MRI.
I had gone to Ashley furniture on Sunday afternoon, but they didn’t have much in the way of dining room table sets except for gigantic ones. Don’t they realize that some people live alone or are empty nesters? I actually asked them that.
Anyway, I bought (or am buying on a 6 month same as cash plan) a dining room set that will be delivered Friday. I have doctor’s appointments Wednesday and Thursday.
I did not purchase the bench. Just the table and four chairs. My cost after tax was $449. Delivery is $69, which I already paid.
I had planned (before Ivy) to get a set with padded seats. I actually saw a set with beautiful linen upholstered chairs.
But…not with Ivy. I worried she’d shred the padding.
So I chose this one. It is 36×60 inches. I had my measuring tape. I knew I could work with this size, as the chairs will fit all the way underneath the table. And the red ones I have now will not.
I will put the table and chairs I currently have in my bedroom under the window. I feed Ivy on this table, and this way when I want to eat or have my daughter over, I can shut her up in there with her food and litter box and have a peaceful meal.
Ivy is all over the table. But she has yet to jump on counter tops.
While I was out I picked up a scratching pole, which she loves. I’m trying to teach her not to scratch things I don’t want scratched.
If you look at his right ear you can tell where they shaved fur off a small section in order to remove the cyst.
Ivy likes to untie the red chair cushions.
Charlie is watching her curiously as usual. But then he got in on the fun for a bit.
I wadded up a piece of notebook paper and threw it down for her to play with. Charlie is shredding it with his jaws. (His two teeth are in the back, so I don’t know if they came into play.)
I am becoming accustomed to reading my book in bed and having a cat’s butt swish in front of my face.
I find she likes to put things in the bath tub. But so far she does not appear to be mesmerized by water, which I know is a trait of many cats.
She regularly dismembers crickets. I find legs and legless bodies on the floor. Hopefully she will also take care of the gnats that terrify Charlie.
Ivy runs across the keyboard of this laptop and messes up the settings. Then I have to try to figure out how to fix them.
At the vet’s office when I picked up Charlie, there was a man there with a senior chihuahua. It didn’t have many teeth either and so stuck it’s little tongue out the side of its mouth like Charlie does.
It of course did not have the long reptilian tongue that Charlie has.
The man at Sunshine Furniture told me that he has two big trailers full of new furniture sitting somewhere in Tulsa, but no one to drive them to the store.
I asked him why and he said he can’t find people to hire to do it. This surprised me. He told me this is a problem everywhere. That supplies sit and there are no drivers to deliver them.
It reminded me of the hurricane last year in Puerto Rico when they had all kinds of essential supplies for the citizens there, but no one to drive the water and other supplies to them.
I wonder why it is so hard to hire drivers? Does anyone know?
I haven’t had a chance to read and address the comments from yesterday, but I will do that today. Yesterday just slipped away from me with everything going on.