I’m not exactly a morning person. I love being up early in the morning—alone. Just my coffee and me.
I have written/complained about my morning posse that greets me, and their demands that come before my coffee. Since that post, we have lost the Scrawny Old Man who required a special diet.
Today, since our youngest moved home, we have the grand puppy hanging around most of the time. She took the spot of Scrawny Old Man.
So, here’s the thing….
Naked Floofy Cat is on a special diet.
Snotty Nose Cat is on a different special diet.
Little Peanut Princess Cat eats regular cat food.
Old dog cannot go up and down the stairs any more so we must take her out the front door to go potty. (Our house sits on a hill with a basement under the main floor–the backyard is lower than the front–in other words, we lived on a sloped lot).
The dog’s water dish is out the back door and she likes to lie like a sea lion and bask in the sun. Because we can’t let her go down the stairs without fear of her falling all the way to the bottom, a baby gate was installed so that when the grand puppy has to go out, we can open the baby gate. Of course our son could just take care of her and walk her or let her out the basement, but it seems I have inherited another posse member.
Old dog, goes out many times. Out back to drink and lounge. Back in. Out front to potty. Back in. Out back to drink and lounge. Back in. Out front……and it goes like this for over an hour.
In the meantime, I must watch that each cat is eating their designated meals, staying out of the other distracting delights of their tribe members. Do you know how fast a dog can move — even an old one — when there is cat food around and they want it?
I read blogs and write them on a laptop, sitting cross-legged on the couch. That little Snotty Nosed Cat eats a little, goes away, comes back and stands on my thigh wanting to eat a little more of her food. That part of my thigh is angry about all this which creates more frustration in an already coffee deprived grumpy old lady.
Don’t get me wrong! I love, love, love my animals but my solutions to the morning demands have to change. I am the human after all. 😀
No comments are necessary–unless you want to–because I know I need to take a deep breath and find a new solution to my annoyances.