think that my daughter getting hurt is funny. But every once in a while, once
the tears have dried and I know that she is alright, I can’t help but laugh.
the cat tree, any day of the week
this ‘cat tree’, one of those tall affairs with multiple perches and a fun
little house on top.Crookshanks prefers
the very top when he isn’t hanging off the edge by a single claw.Diesel, he likes the first perch, near the
Which puts him on level with Evening’s
day she is there, grabbing his fur, tinkling the bell on his collar, and
playing with his ID tag that the light catches just so.Other times she tugs on his ears, smooths out
his whiskers, or pokes his eye.
he never leaves, and sometimes he even looks rather blissful receiving all of that attention.
Recently she was standing next to him when I saw her grab a particularly
large chunk of the scruff of his neck.“Be gentle,” I reminded her, and started moving towards them to help the
ol' furry fella out.
looked up at me with a big smile when Crookshanks came out of nowhere and
attacked Diesel’s tail.
surprised, Diesel leapt about a foot in the air, straight up, then took off
across the room.
Only Evening was still hanging
on to the scruff of his neck.
she narrowly avoided a bad tumble by landing on top of the bolting Diesel. By the time she let go and I could reach her, she was lying facedown on the
floor a few feet away in a perfect Statue of Liberty position.
the immediate shock wore off, she started to cry.
her up and held her close until her sobs went away, which didn’t take very
long.She was frightened, but she wasn’t
hurt.Diesel, being a good guy,
was already at my feet, making sure his small friend was alright.
pulled her face from my shoulder and babbled something to me, bringing her fist
around as if to show me something.
tiny gasp, she opened her fist.I looked
down and saw that her little hand was still holding on to the fur that was once
the scruff of Diesel’s neck.
As for Diesel…well, he’s alright but he does have
a tiny bald spot about the size of Evening’s fist on the back of his neck…