It is quiet in here this morning. I have closed all the curtains because when it gets hot it is hard to keep it cool in here. So I walk about my apartment as though it is twilight and the light is shifting.
Charlie is at the foot of my recliner sleeping, where he is much of the time.
Ivy is behind my chair on a pet bed on the floor. I don’t know why she likes that spot so much. She never sleeps on the quilts behind my chair anymore.
Maybe she likes the pet bed on the floor because it’s tucked away in the corner and it’s kind of dark back there.
I have no plans to go out today. Fridays around here always mean a ton of traffic.
My physical therapist yesterday suggested that I have my groceries and such brought in, as I have been doing lately. But she wants me to go into stores, push a cart and simply walk around.
That way I’m not lifting or standing in line, but I’m getting exercise. Seems a bit funny to pay to have my groceries brought in but go to the store and walk around anyway. But I’m getting better, so I will keep doing what she tells me to do.
Note to self: clean coffeemaker:
I just had my one cup of coffee. I’ve been telling myself for a week that I need to deep clean my coffeemaker. I clean it with white vinegar and water. Maybe today will be the day.
One of you told me about a little solar fountain you ordered from Amazon.com that you really like, and so I ordered one for my bird bath.
I got it a few weeks ago, but I can’t for the life of me get the suction to keep it grounded to the middle of the bird bath.
After about a minute after I get it stuck to the bottom, it loses the grip and floats around. Any idea how to get it to stick?
I keep putting those red and white curtain ties back in Ivy’s little red plastic toy box, and every time I do she drags them back out again. I cannot figure out what it is about Ivy and those curtain ties.
Remember she found them in one of my two closets the first week she was here back last October and has been taken with them ever since.
Why on earth would a cat be so obsessed with curtain ties?
From the book “what your cat knows”:
In 1992, John Bradshaw and Sarah Hall set up a study to look at cat play. They wanted to see if cats see their toys as simply toys, or if they saw the toys as prey.
So when they brought the toys out the first time the cats were clearly interested in them. But the second time there was less interest. And by the third time the cats were bored with those same toys.
Then they waited about five minutes and gave the cats different toys and found that the cats’ interest was stimulated again.
They felt that the cats’ interest in prey-like toys indicated that the cats must have some innate instincts linked to hunting and thought of their toys as real animals.
Then they investigated the role of hunger to see if it altered a cat’s desire to play with toys.
The cats’ first meal of the day was delayed and they were given a mouse-like toy instead. They predicted that the cats would not be interested in playing because they were hungry.
But they were wrong. The hungry cats set upon their toys with enthusiasm. This proved to the researchers that cats are thinking about hunting when they play with toys.