Good morning everyone! It is a beautiful, sunny morning here today, and quite mild, a perfect time to sit on the deck with a cup of coffee and enjoy the nature around us. Muffin just yawned at the thought and went to bed instead. Oh well, she does have a different time schedule than I do. She prefers watching the action at night. I prefer to sleep at night.
Sometimes she wants to wake me up by jumping on me like a kangaroo. That does work quite well. So I get up, still half asleep, and wander through the maze of my apartment to the kitchen where I give Muffin some food. She is quite happy with that. For a time. But then she wants to play. I want to go back to bed and sleep. I tell her it is only 2am, not time to get up yet, I need more sleep.
I do not think she believes me though. She winds herself around my legs while I walk. And to miss tripping over her I move to the side and walk into the fridge, hitting it with my left shoulder. Then we continue through the maze and I trip (and almost fall over), the fan that is temporarily sitting on the floor in a very dangerous location at one of the turns in the maze.
I get myself refocused and walk smack into a shelf unit, which makes a lot of noise when I do so, but nothing falls off. Thankfully. I continue and Muffin takes her shortcut under the table while I walk around it. But she is right there at my legs again so I try to miss her and walk right into the table, nearly twisting me around and hitting my head on the sewing machine.
About this time I am quite wide awake but I am not staying up at 2am. I continue down the maze and into the bedroom, kicking my sore toe against a small stool. That hurt. A lot. I sit on the edge of the bed waiting for my toe to stop paining. Sigh. Finally I am back in bed. Muffin jumps up and joins me, curling up next to my arm and the pillow, purring nice and softly. She manages to fall asleep and start snoring, long before I do. Sometimes I feel like Jasper and the chipmunks.
Poor Jasper. He had such a time with those chipmunks. And with me as I tried to teach him it is better to be nice with the chipmunks. And it did work. He finally got to the point of not chasing the chipmunks. And this year even sitting side by side with a chipmunk each eating a peanut. That would have been such a great picture, especially since the two are enemies normally. But when I moved to get that picture they both moved too. And Jasper did not come back. So sad.
I do not know what happened to him. I keep hoping he will come back. But right now it is just Copper who comes and he is kind of a nervous type. Much like Jasper. And he does not come around often enough to really get friendly. Maybe that will change. The sky is such a rich blue this morning and because of the rain yesterday everything is sparkling in the sunlight. I should get my camera and go outside for a while. Thank you so much for joining us today. Have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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