My Pets Hate Me

Day 46

Well, all the little fat birds are dead.  I had one more left after the massacre earlier this week, but I walked into the kitchen today and saw this little guy laying on the floor. There were flower petals covering the living room rug and multiple picture frames were laying face down on other tables. For a moment, I worried there had been a home invasion, but then I remembered that no one is currently allowed out of their homes and few people even know we live here, so that was unlikely.  It was simply another attack of the crazy cat. 

I think I’ve figured out why she’s wreaking havoc on my home in the night. For many days over the last couple of weeks we’ve been able to have all the windows open in the house all day and night. We have deep window wells and the kitties have made those spots their resting places throughout the days and nights.  Yesterday it was rainy and cold, so I closed up the house.  I also recalled that the night of the last attack was a chilly one and the windows were closed as well.  I think the cat is punishing me for taking away her window perches. This revenge looks like broken keepsakes and destroyed flowers.  

The windows are open again today because it is a gorgeous day – so I assume there will be no further destruction of my collectables.  However, I’m going to have to come up with a solution to this situation because the moment the temperatures rise above 75 I turn on the a/c!  She’s going to have to find some other outlet for her frustration or I will have no decorations left! 

Another thing that greets me each morning are dog food morsels all over the kitchen rug. The dog gets up early, I walk him, feed him, and then I go back to bed. He then goes into the kitchen to eat his breakfast. Romeo is apparently a finicky eater.  He only likes the red kibble.  He is not a fan of the brown or tan kibble that is included in the mix. His solution to this problem is to grab a mouthful of the food and deposit it on the rug. He then noses through the pile to find the desired red bits and leaves the rest. It’s a blessing.  I’ve searched online to see if the brand of dog food makes it with only the red pieces (I’m assuming the red is the beef and the brown and tan are the veggies and grains), but they don’t.  I’m not sure how to rectify this problem, but I need to come up with a solution.  The brown and tan pieces blend into the rug pattern and feel like Lego pieces when you inadvertently tread on them.

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Basically, what I’m telling you is – my pets hate me. 

News of the Day

More than 3.2 million people worldwide have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Over 230,000 have died.

In the United States, there have been over 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. More than 61,000 Americans have died.

A Northeastern University lab now predicts 100,000 American deaths by the end of the summer.

Another 3.8 million workers filed for unemployment benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. More than 30 million Americans have filed claims in the last 6 weeks.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to order all beaches and state parks closed after tens of thousands of people flocked to the seashore last weekend.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared at his first news conference since being hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications, and vowed to release next week a “comprehensive plan” to reopen the U.K. economy.

Plan of the Day:

Try not to punish the animals too severely. School work. Nothing much more on the agenda.

See you later!

Cheers!

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