Hi there, stowed followers: guest blogger Lotus here today with some feline wisdom on surviving the guest season.
We have had many visitors to stay over the past few unsettling weeks; a tree was brought in from the outside; there were ribbons, roast meats (none for me, I discovered) and more wrapping paper than even I could possibly shred.
I have endured the attention and unprovoked cuddles with admirable fortitude, but one of the greatest challenges I faced was the mindless occupation of all my favourite nap spots. Kitchen sofa: taken. Kitchen armchair: taken. Living room sofas: taken. Even the small spinning desk chair with a comfy seat: taken. I have had to rely on my wits and my ingenuity, and can now give you a handy list of alternative rest spots for the displaced cat.
Number One: the kitchen stools. Close enough to the sink to observe all manner of interesting things going on, and yet innocently far enough away from the worktop not to invoke the wrath of the water spray.
Number Two: the bin. I know, it’s a precarious, sloping position to maintain for long, but what it lacks in comfort it more than makes up for in pathos.
Number Three: the garden fence. For when there are more small children than is fair or advisable.
Number Four: a soft toy ‘bed.’ Looks so perfect, but not without its pitfalls.
Thanks for having me on the blog, stowed! I’d love to come back some time to impart more helpful advice to your readers.