Beans! They are certainly a frustratin' lot!
You'd think that Mom's more of a "human doing" than a "human being" ...
What's the problem with wantin' your bean to sit still long enough to make a lap an' pet you? I've been askin' Mom to make a lap for me ALL weekend an' I keep getting denied!
On Wednesday evening, Mom was tired from teaching all day an' hosting a salad lunch that she catered for fellow staff members. I figured that I could get her to sit still an' rest a bit ... an' pet me. But no ... Mom had stuff to do in preparation for Thanksgiving.
Don't get me wrong. I know that stuff has to be done in order for turkey to happen. I figured that I could wait for a little while at least, so I didn't pitch a kitty-fit.
So Thanksgiving came an' Mom got up at the USUAL time an' didn't stay long enough to cuddle with me. She went to the 5K an' walked around Balboa Park getting her photo taken for newspapers an' stuff. Mom wore a stuffed turkey hat to the 5K an' was FURRY popular.
When she got back, I tried to interest her in some chair time. Nope. Not enough free time. Gotta cook. Sore shins. Too much to do.
What about Friday, Mom? You're not goin' shopping, are you? Of course not. It's Black Friday an' you hate crowds of crazy people dashing here and driving there. Oh, but you need to buy some rubber bands an' get your hair cut an' take Gran out to lunch.
Maybe when you get back?
Gotta do the sugar-and-salt scrub for the office ladies. Need to make some lavender soaps for presents. Gotta finish the envelopes for the Christmas cards. What do you mean you "don't want fur in the soap"? Fur is the BEST part of anything, Mom! You don't want my help with the ribbon? Why?
How about Saturday? You don't want my help measuring ingredients for the jars of cookie mix for your colleagues? I can't help to crush the candy canes for the chocolate bark? You don't want me helping to dip Gran's sugar-free cookies in chocolate? How about the dipped candy canes for your students? Can I help with those? Whaddaya mean cats can't participate. I want to be petted! Make a lap!
Now Mom ... Sunday is the last day of your long weekend an' it means that there are just three weeks left 'til your vacation. Please don't tell me that I'm not gonna get a lap for three whole weeks while you're a human blur! Please sit still an' make a lap. I have pent up purring and I need an outlet before I burst!
Pet me! Pet ME! PET ME!