I’m sure many of you are looking at the title and thinking, “um hm”, I think I know where this is going.
I’ve had several nail files, the ones that are metal with a plastic handle, for many years. I brought them from Texas and I’ve now been here over 9 years.
Somehow I’ve kept from losing them along the way. Which in and of itself, considering how often I lose stuff, is a bit of a miracle.
Lately they have been disappearing. l figured I was dropping them in between the chair and the arms of my recliner or something. Because I never just leave them out. I put them in a dough bowl in a table shelf next to me that is hard to get to.
But then yesterday Ivy comes and plops her big self in my lap, which she has only recently taken to doing. Like she’s finally, after two years of living here, decided that my lap is safe and sufficient for her needs.
Then she proceeds to turn to me and show me the nail file in her mouth.
Now the original two are still missing. So last week I’d ordered three more from Amazon. She had one of the new ones.
Then she put the nail file between her paws and started gnawing at the plastic handle part, like a dog would chew a bone. How many times did I see this very same pose with Abi and one of her bones?
I just stared down at her. Does Ivy somewhere down the line have a bit of canine in her DNA? I’ve never seen a cat do anything like this.
But then, I’ve never had a cat quite like Ivy.
I wonder where the other nail files are that she’s probably pilfered and hidden away somewhere?
And here is a photo of my sweet Charlie, my innocent little charmer, who never attempts to get into mischief. It just isn’t in him.
But then as you know, Ivy more than makes up for it.