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Friday, May 23, 2014

Resistance is Still Futile

(Just in case you were thinking it wasn’t futile, anymore.)
Yep, more aliens!  Last night I realized that so far, this year’s knitting has been all about repetition.  First there were the Peppercorn bracelets, then came the octopi, now it’s footie socks and aliens.  Oh well, at least I’m amused, right?

In other news, Max has been interesting.  Remember this bed that I made for him?  (The picture is pre-felting.)  I made it before he came to our house so that he wouldn’t see me make it.  (If you’re not familiar with cats, if they realize that you’ve spent time, effort, or money on something for them, they will ignore it and play with the box it came in or something else that was essentially free.)  When he moved in and became our cat I put the bed on our bed.  I figured a king size bed was a nice place for it and he could play in it safely there.  He would occasionally play in it, but he only slept in it once or twice over the last two and a half years.  I tried moving it around some because I figured that he just didn’t like it there.  Well, I was right.  I had set it on a little table next to my knitting chair while I was making the bed and he promptly jumped in it, curled up and went to sleep.  Apparently, he really likes the bed on that table and he naps there every day.

Here’s the interesting part.  Because the bed fits just about perfectly on the top of the table, if Max gets a little roly-poly in the bed, or stretches wrong, or moves around funny, the bed falls off the table.  Max also falls off the table, of course.  Now if you or I were happily asleep in bed and all of a sudden found ourselves laying on the floor with the mattress on top of us, we might consider getting a new bed after the second time it happens.  (I’m willing to count the first instance as user error.)  Max doesn’t think like this though.  Apparently if you’re asleep, and all of a sudden you fall on the floor and your bed falls on top of you, once your mom puts your bed back on the table it sits on, you should climb back in and just go right back to sleep.  This happens at least once a day, every day, and sometimes more than that.  He doesn’t get upset, he doesn’t question whether the bed might be more stable if I put it back on the big bed, he just assumes that this is normal.  Falling out of bed and having the bed fall on top of you is just part of napping and there’s no reason to get upset in his mind.   I appreciate his determination to sleep in the bed and it does make me happy to see him there, but his logic escapes me.  I wouldn’t be sleeping in a bed that dumps me out randomly.  He says it’s no big deal.  I’m thinking of adding some sort of tie so I can attach the bed to the table top, but I’m so impressed with his determination to sleep there and his patience with falling (which is kind of funny), I haven’t decided yet.

I hope you have a great weekend and your bed doesn’t dump you on the floor.  If you serve or served in the armed forces, thank you for your service.  It’s easy to take our rights for granted, but it’s important to remember that people have died to protect them.  Remember our troops.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cats are funny. Is the bed slipping off the table? If so, you could try a piece of that drawer liner stuff (like rug backing). If he's just rolling it off the table, well, I don't know what to suggest.
RE: the aliens - I love that pattern, too. I've made quite a few, they are just too adorable.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the no skid layer under cat beds. Also under slippery sofa cushions, sewing machine foot pedals, knitting needle ends, board-and-anything shelves/tables, and sunglasses on the dash.

Go aliens!

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you ever the the bed post felting?

3:24 PM  

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