Gentle blog readers: I apologize for my absence! I've been out of town (as you will see in this post) and have been very busy with projects since returning. Hope to be back to "normal" in a few days!
I recently visited my daughter in Texas and went along with her senior band students on a super-fun cruise! I'll be posting pictures of our adventure in the coming days.
Before we left on the cruise, I had one full day of cat-sitting with Rory while Bailey was teaching.
Just Rory and me.
JUST THE TWO OF US!
SERIOUSLY, LOOK AT THIS FACE! (Try not to get distracted by the now-too-small pink dress!)
Bailey left for school just as the sun was coming up, so I decided to stay in bed for a bit. We needed to leave for our cruise at 2AM, so I figured a little bit of extra sleep might be in order. That was not to be, of course, because I was laughing hysterically at THIS:
After Bailey left, Rory COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHO WAS STILL IN THE BED! She arched her back and peered around the corner at me for quite some time -- even though she had slept on my chest/neck just a few hours before! I could see the little wheels turning in her head. How could someone still be in the bed when her mama had just left?
She finally got tired of sitting!
Eventually she moved to her cat tree, closer to the bed so she could keep an eye on me. That is, until her eyes closed. :)
Of course I could not go back to sleep so I decided to get up and see if Rory still recognized me. She did!
After breakfast, a tiny bit of trouble happened. Rory LOVES the bathroom and seemed to have a fascination with the cabinet over the toilet. She sits on top of the kitchen cabinets so I figured...what could go wrong? Naturally, I helped her up to the bottom shelf.
And she quickly made herself at home.
But that wasn't enough for this little monkey. Nope. She was going higher.
I watched with some amazement as she hooked her paw around that center board and scrambled to the next shelf where a cozy towel awaited.
But that was STILL not high enough. Okay, Rory, I said. I think we are going to get ourselves in trouble with your mama. :)
Oh, yeah. BIG TROUBLE!
After some time investigating the ceiling, suffice it to say that it took several Temptations treats and a step stool to entice Rory to come down. And now (per her mama), I have created a monster who wants to go up there every day. But such a sweet little striped monster! hehehe
We decided to stay low to the ground for the rest of the day so I got out all of the toys, including the extra pieces for her track. Rory had lost interest in it while it was configured in a circle. Now she loves the longer track, even though it takes up quite a bit of room. After all, this is Rory's apartment and it should be filled with all of her things! :)
At the end of the day, her mama returned and asked Rory about all the things we did while she was gone.
As we had agreed, Rory didn't say a word! :)