Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Well, look what arrived yesterday afternoon!
The long anticipated new cat box! *giggles*
Dagan and Leah were coming over. We made a change of plan. After dinner Dagan and Leah put the cat box together. Karma watched from under the art table. The larger door piece you see on the floor in the foreground--not using that optional piece--the additional inside door.
You can make a zigzag route to the inside litter box to keep out babies and dogs and to try to prevent as much tracking, but with Miss Karma I just want more room and a bigger litter box. ;)
Dagan and Leah put the box together...
...piece by piece...
...which fit together very accurately and smoothly.
I was surprised because it looked to me like Karma had fallen asleep watching them, but they assured me her eyes were open.
Time to attach the top.
Leah made adjustments to the spring and it was finished!
Dagan tried to get Karma to play a little...
...she was sorely tempted, but stayed put.
Karma surprised us by walking around in the living room for a little bit when Dagan and Leah were first here. And she did stay that close to the action when they were putting the cat box together. I wish she'd act her normal self when people were over. Oh well.
As soon as Dagan and Leah left Karma went around the apartment checking out the packing material and so on. And she discovered where they had put the new cat box (in my bedroom until we buy a tub for the inside for the actual kitty litter).
Karma seemed to know this was for her. I don't think we'll have any problems switching over when the time comes. I love this new one. Looks like actual furniture with the legs and all. Has a top that doesn't slam down. Ahhh! Will take up a lot more room in the hallway, but I'll get used to not bumping into it. After all, I got used to avoiding the buckets for the dripping roof in the hallway without my glasses in the middle of the night--ROFL!
Leah and I will probably go shopping for a container next week. :)
After Dagan and Leah were done with that project, Dagan went home and Leah went over to the hospital to visit with her mom. Vicky (I guess I spelled it wrong) was supposed to start her chemotherapy yesterday, but they found she had problems with her insulin levels. Vicky is going down to Mayo today--one of the best hospitals in the world. Our prayers go with her.
Today it is snowing again. 10 degrees right now. Am working on Christmas cards on this white and windy day. And had forgotten to call Barnes & Noble about the mistake, so going to try to get through to them. (Already tried this morning and after being on hold for five minutes a recorded voice told me to call back later.) Wish me luck!
"An optimist isn't necessarily a blithe, sappy whistler in the dark. To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. If we remember those times and places where people behaved magnificently, this gives us energy to act and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction."