The Bandit and I had a “staring contest” Sunday afternoon after I came in from working outside and got done with the week’s baking.
As you can see there isn’t much on top of the computer desk right now. (So it took until spring cleaning to get the autumn garland put away; it was a nice touch of color in the corner.)
She noticed the change right off and has been eying it. Note: She’s so darn big she can’t even sit on top of it and fit. And I don’t even want to think about twenty odd pounds of cat looking for a place to land after taking off from up there.
Lucky for me the top of the little stereo is overloaded with CD’s and DVD’s right now so she really didn’t have a good place to take off from anyway. The clutter is partly laziness and partly deterrence; there’s a squirrel highway between our house and neighbors.
Lucky had occupied my lap as soon as I sat down and was busy creating sawdust when I heard the wheels turning on the other side of the room. She looked up, I said “NO” and we looked at each other for awhile. “Hey, I’m comfortable, I can sit here and look at you all day. It’s not like I was planning to disturb your big sister here.” This happened a couple more times and Bandit decided to arrange herself on the desk and “nap” for awhile. When I caught her speculating the last time it was “you know darn well that if I have move Lucky to get the water bottle she is going to kick your butt.”
That seemed to work for for the moment, and she departed for more congenial pastures.
We may have to look through our supply of silk flowers and fill up that corner and make it look fuller than it is.