The other day after I got groceries I decided to clean and reorganize the refrigerator and the kitchen shelves.
I have to admit that when I do this, I tend to eat better. Food isn’t just scattered here and there. It’s in neat rows and I can see everything with one glance.
For those of you who’ve watched “Vera” how old do you think Brenda Blethyn is? Well I just looked it up. She will be 74 next month.
I thought she was younger than I am. She must have good genes.
Last night I watched yet another victim wash ashore. Sure seems like a lot of murder victims end up in the water on this show.
I don’t know how this show has passed by so fast. I’m on the seventh season.
Either I missed an episode or they simply didn’t explain what happened to Joe and the coroner. In fact we’re now on our third coroner on “Vera.”
The only person I think who has remained the same through all of the series aside from Vera is Kenny.
Ivy has started doing something different of late. Before when someone would come inside, be it family or workmen, she would run and hide. Now, she’s all over them.
When the cable guy was here Friday, Ivy wouldn’t leave him alone. While he was working on my modem problem, she kept touching him. His back was to me.
Finally he said: “Is that the cat touching me?”
(Well it certainly wasn’t me I wanted to say.)
And I said “Yes, she wants you to acknowledge her.”
Ivy can be a pest. She’s decided she’s the most beautiful girl in the world and she wants everyone to know it. And not just to know it, but to pet and praise her for it.
Charlie has always liked to get under blankets or quilts. I think he feels safe there. But Ivy won’t have it. She will paw at him and dig at the blanket until he gives up and comes out.
When I was cleaning and reorganizing the kitchen shelves, look where Ivy cropped up. How does she squeeze her big body into these little spaces?
She’s behind the Breville oven!
Now at least once every hour, she comes to me wherever I am and mews, wanting me to pet her. If I pet her wrong she bites my hand. Not hard, but enough to get her point across.
I have to say she is good around all the house plants. She isn’t interested in them just like she wasn’t interested in the Christmas trees. She does swat at the ponytail palm now and then.
But how do I convey to Ivy that people don’t want to be touched?
She will simply raise a paw and touch them and sometimes she leaves the paw there. Other times she touches them, lowers her paw and then does it again.
I give her lots of attention. I tell her what a pretty girl she is.
Yes, I guess I’ve spoiled her. She thinks everyone should treat her like I treat her, which is like a queen.