Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ladybugs, cats, and the short list

This is the most recently transformed sweatshirt. The shirt is as black as our cat, but look what happened in the photo. It turned quite gray. Odd.
How do you teach a cat to scratch on his own scratching post? We wrapped a mat around the piano leg and tied it with an enticing looking string, hoping to interest the cat in his new scratching post. Larry demonstrated while Hallie watched.

He used to scratch the couch, and he spent the whole hour I spent patching his damage, watching.

This is what it looked like before.

Since I had to work yesterday, I just had a short to do list this weekend. Clean the closet (Definitely can't show you that, you'd say, "and she thinks she's finished the job?" cut my hair (can't photograph that, I already need three hands to cut my hair) make a scratching post and fix the couch.
My mom has a very useful saying I employ with many household projects. "It's not perfect, but it's better than it was." I rarely have time to do anything perfectly, but the couch certainly looks better. Same with the closet. Who needs perfection?


Lady Hopwood said...

I am a great believer in 'better' and 'good enough'!

You have done a good job - I bet the cat will appreciate it enough to investigate it later....

We are lucky, the only piece of firniture the cats love is an office chair that seems to be covered in teflon, other than that, they love their scratch posts.

Suzanne said...

Hi Diana, our cat used to do that. I remember chasing him away each time when we got a new couch. Now the couch is older he doesnt want to scratch it any more.

Your sweater transformation looks good. When reading photography books I read how black can sometimes register as grey, that is probably what happened.
Glad you got to your jobs around home and hope you have a good week.

The Gingerbread House said...

I did a close up and that's a mighty fine looking quilted pillow.
And would you like for me to look for a recipe for " Cat Tenders " hehehe...I'm just teasing,how do (or did) you solve that problem?

Owen Phillips said...

Bad cat !