Tuesday, June 12, 2012
To Play or Not?
Karen Jo: You always have lots of fun, Spyro. I tossed a soft rubber ball in the bathtub with you so you could play tub hockey. You played for a little, then picked up the ball and took it into the kitchen, where there is more room to knock it around. I didn't really like the fun you had attacking my ankles today, though.
Spyro: You wouldn't let me lie on the newspaper on the table, so I had to find something to do.
Karen Jo: I only moved you down to the floor so I could turn the page. I didn't so much mind your attacking my ankles as the fact that you drew blood.
Spyro: I didn't mean to hurt you, honest. I was just playing.
Karen Jo: I know you were, Spyro, just take it a little easier on the claws next time, OK?
Karen Jo: I was feeding you Fancy Feast with Gravy. It seems that is a bit too rich for you, as well. I put you back on the plain pate style and the diarrhea stopped almost immediately. I took you on a tour of the house yesterday. What do you think of it?
Oja: I like the house, but I just had to hiss at the giant gray kitty.
Karen Jo: That was Herman. I feel pretty sure that he won't hurt you, Oja. I accidentally left your door open the other night and nothing happened. When I discovered it, you were up on the windowsill and both the other kitties were in the living room.
Oja: You don't visit me enough.
Karen Jo: I know, Oja, and I feel really guilty about it. I never knew a kitty who wanted as much loving as you do. It is just that you hurt me almost every time I visit you. I got so many pinpricks in my upper chest that I had an allergic reaction to them. Now I wear a towel around my neck and chest when I come to visit. This afternoon you stuck your claw in my upper lip. That really hurt.
Oja: I don't mean to hurt you.
Karen Jo: I know you don't. I just wish you would keep your claws in when you pat my face.
Oja: I never play.
Karen Jo: I noticed. I put toys in your room and they are all right where I left them. I got a new scratch pad for the Turbo Star Chaser and tried to get you interested in it, but all you did was watch the ball go around. I waggled a nip nanner under your nose and you didn't care. I don't know why you don't play. You are only two years old.