Lily’s Been Freaking Me Out
My daughter, Stacy, has been away for the last few days, and I’ve had the house to myself – well, me and six pets. Three cats and three ‘huahuas. (Chihuahuas for those of you that don’t know my abbreviation.) Only two of the cats and one of the dogs – Lily – are mine. The rest are my daughters, but when she’s here, she takes care of all three dogs while I work.
So, while she’s been gone, all of them, even the cats, have been ultra clingy. I don’t get that. My two cats seem to want to dig me a new bellybutton by clawing at my tummy while I’m at the computer. Or whenever I’m sitting down, they seem to need to be IN. MY. FACE.
Trixie and Daisy – Stacy’s dogs – are just high maintenance. I have to keep them near me at all times or they whine and howl. For the first two days Stacy was gone, Trixie would sit within view of the front door and stare at it longingly, looking for her mama to come back. I think she realizes she’s not coming back in the next 20 minutes. And every time I go to pet Lily, Daisy has to bounce on my head and get IN. MY. FACE. Literally. Geez.
So, at night, I put them all three up on my bed. This serves several purposes. First, it keeps the bed warm. Second, I always like Lily sleeping with me cuz she’s a snuggle bug. Third, it makes Daisy and Trixie feel better to be close to me and it keeps them contained from running around the house and suddenly forgetting all about being housebroken or being in their kennels and howling and whining all night long.
I usually give them a small chewy when it’s time for bed, as that settles them down. Lately, however, Lily has taken to keeping her chewy in her mouth, mostly to keep it from her sisters, like this:
Now, imagine, if you will, the only light in the room is from the glow of the TV, which sits behind Lily. Imagine being down at her level and having her stare down and directly at you with this mouth open holding the chewy, which is called a Dingo, by the way.
You get a look sort of like this:
But in the dark, all you see are two big black eyes, and one big black mouth opening. And she sits there without moving STARING at you. Seriously CREEPS. ME. OUT.