Saturday, October 9, 2010

Abby Update

It's official, she figured out that she could jump over her barricade, so we either find something higher or just let us join us, she has joined us.

She follows Chris everywhere and stays with her on the couch and when she does go around the apartment she doesn't stray far. I thought we would have to shut some doors when she was out as there are so many places she could hide, but she hasn't.

One funny thing about her is that she tends to hop almost like a kangaroo. Her back legs look longer than our other cats, maybe it's our imagination.

Our older cat Cricket has given her the paw once or twice so Abby knows to give her some distance, but Feral on the other hand hisses whenever she is nearby. Feral will eventually run away in disgust.

They all have their own spaces, Cricket has one bedroom, Feral like the laundry room and now Abby likes to sleep with us.

She still wakes us up at some ridiculous hour in the morning to eat. Ugh.

Abby Likes Ice Cream

My Old Flip Flops

When I was cleaning up our old apartment back in Montevideo something our cleaning lady has always stuck with me "Don't throw anything away", today was a good lesson in why to take this to heart in poor countries.

You may have recalled my dilemma about my favorite flip flops and getting a new pair. After a weekend at the beach I realized there was a bit of shall we say "funk" coming from them and I knew it was time to go, but I didn't throw them away but put them by the trash chute.

Today some maintenance workers were working on our air conditioner. They take off their shoes (Although usually sandals) before coming in.

I decided to go to the gym and when I opened the door and stepped into the foyer I looked down and there was my old flip flops. One of the apartment maintenance guys had been wearing them.