Tyler Perry has produced a new show for the OWN network entitled “The. Have And Have Nots” full on intruque, faux drama, and camp. I haven’t seen it yet but I enjoy the ABC drama “Scandal” with Kerri Washington and except for cooking and house hunting shows I dislike reality television. Those of you who read this blog know I prefer the drama of Jean Claude and Koko. You also know JC raids my closet when he is at my house leaving a mess and now,as I found the other day , he also hid his special toys such as the cough drop pictured here in my closet.
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Azeena seems to think that I’m too hard on Koko. However, Koko needs to know her limits.
I used to love the show “It’s me or the dog” which came on Animal Planet. The original British version which was 1/2 in length before they brought it to America and ruined it. One of the things Victoria Stillwell said was that animals need to know what’s acceptable and what’s not. Now you can do this through training and association, i.e. Pavlov but w/o the shocks and that’s all I’m doing. Animals prefer to the limits because they know what they can do.
Koko doesn’t mind. She loves me. In fact, she loves me so much she has decided that anytime I bend over, she’s going to jump on my back. Here is a picture of her doing it while she cleans herself.
Ah yes. Koko also climbs up in my lap after she’s had her evening meal for a rub and to sleep.
She is also still bad. She bopped JC last night for no reason other than she wanted to play and he wanted to play a different toy.
Poor Jean-Claude. He just wants to play, belly rubs and Fancy Feast.
Koko made pet of the week at the Brookland Bridge. My former neighbors do a fantastic blog about life in Brookland. From an objective standpoint it is truly a neighborhood blog. It talks about life, dining, development, happenings, pets, real estate. I wonder how they do it!
Check it out if you have the time. I’m sure even if you don’t live in Brookland you can find something that will spark your curiosity!
It’s been several months since Roxie passed. Still I miss her. Recently I took KoKo, the domestic shorthair, and Jean Claude, the black bombay to their new digs at CCL’s new home. Did I mention my daughter bought a new house? Any way KK and JC seem to like their new space which they gave thorough and careful inspection. Watching them it was if they seemed to approve – except for the placement of the litter box which CCL has now moved. JC immediately deemed the spot more acceptable. I miss them but I am glad they have their space. Roxie would have been pleased.
Push! Dig deep! These are words you hear when someone is helping someone push. But what does that have to be with looking beyond? Well, first, look beyond what you see. For example, Azeena posted about Jean-Claude turning on the bathroom faucet. Well, what Azeena didn’t know was that I have become JC’s personal water butler. Whenever I walk past the bathroom he jumps in the tub and demands that I turn on the faucet for him. And don’t worry, we clean out the tub very well.
The other night I caught him sleeping in the tub. I guess he felt like this would ensure he would always get water! But what does this mean? It means that what you see might not always be the case for what’s happening. JC wasn’t turning on the faucet, it was me.
One data point does not a straight line make.
My only resolution is to try to think of things in a positive light. If you have one interaction with someone, a waitress that is rude, someone in a rush, instead of taking the negative view, I’m going to take the positive. Maybe they had a fight with their boyfriend or maybe there is a sick relative in the car. I tell you that this takes work and requires me to push and dig deep. Our first reaction is that people do things to us rather than responding based on their own experiences.
Just as it requires two points to make a line, it requires more than just a single encounter to fully understand someone.*
*Please note the one example to this is online dating. If someone sends you a message that is crass, rude, disrespectful immediately respond accordingly. Don’t ask me why this is but just trust me
Thinking positively is far more difficult than I thought it would be. But I continue to push! and dig deep!
My basement back door until recently didn’t have a bottom screen, so when ever I opened the door Koko, the domestic shorthair ,would simply go between the security bars and out into the yard. Finally felt a little better and fixed it yesterday. This morning, though still a bit with cold, I decided to take to the yard to do a little pruning. I opened the basement door and BAM Koko ran straight up against the screen. No the little darling was not hurt, simply suprised as she tried to peel through the screen hole Jean Claude opened two years ago when he decided to re-enter my house without my help – March, 2010 blog “The Cat Door: Paging Mr. Serling.” Well she did..it.it nit So once I opened the door to let her out she was a little more cautious – first surveying the yard, going to sit on my new outdoor chair and then for a brief time coming inside for a few minutes. She darted in the yard and up her tree to watch the world. As Jean Claude, at peace, quietly chewed grass and contemplated his plans for the day.