A Happy Meewww Year to everyone from me, Roxie. Mom has decided to take a break from the blogosphere this week. She’s made an early New Year’s resolution to get the first draft of her mystery completed and is trying to avoid distractions.
I told ZuZu we were going to play her favorite game of hide and seek (or hide and NOT seek, as I prefer to call it). She’s in the laundry room behind some plants, waiting for me to come and find her. That’s not happening! You’d think by now she’d have caught on, but sadly, the light’s been out in that girl’s attic for quite some time. This game never gets old!
Continuing in the spirit of good will, I’ve decided to write Mom’s weekly post. My theme is “Continuing to Be Indispensable in 2016”. For those of you who have not been keeping up with posts about me, here is a brief recap of a few of my most successful, indispensable, pet projects of 2015.
Supervising Baby ZuZu.
She’s not really a baby anymore. But, as you may know, Mom wrote a book about her called A Berkshire Tale. In it she’s an adorable, precocious kitten and although she’s since grown into a big pain in the butt, to her readers she’ll always be thought of as that sweet, little, gray tabby born in a barn filled with other blissful, cuddly livestock in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. (If you’re looking for a book about Me, don’t bother. There is none. Life is cruel!)
I’ve been serving as live-in Nanny to the grub-eating ball of fur ever since she showed up six years ago. Have I mentioned her incessant whining? “Whaa, whaa, whaa!” It’s turning me to a lighter shade of gray! But she’d exhaust Mary Poppins! She’d test the patience of Mother Theresa! The Dalai Lama would give up all hope and fall into a state of utter despair if he had to put up with her on a daily basis !
It doesn’t help one bit when The Big Chinook swoops in to console the little darling. And lately, because of all her recent hysterics, Mom’s come up with the idea of “Time-out Boxes” for us to go to when we’re “over-stimulated”. I ask you, “What cat-care manual is this woman reading?”
Now, I admit, I love boxes. Boxes can be very soothing at times. But what good are they as a positive, behavioral reinforcement tool, if Helicopter Mom can’t get Little Snookums to stay in hers? Half the time I wake up to find her in the middle of Dad’s lap! Locking her in a dark closet (preferably in another house in another town in another country) would be a much better method of sensory deprivation, if you ask my opinion. I’m full of good ideas. I should write a manual!
I realize that there’s not much necessity for my own self-improvement in the New Year, but I plan to continue my tireless efforts to keep this house running smoothly. Also, I intend to make myself available, free of charge, to any fellow-blogger in need of my guidance and expertise. It’s the least I can do to make the world a better place. I’m even thinking of starting my own Blog and calling it Around Roxie’s Place – Maintaining Purrfection in an Impurrfect World
Now, for my avatar – See you in the New Year!