November 26th 2012 12:03 pm
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I had a particularly unhappy Thanksgiving weekend, as Sophie has already written in her Sophathetic diary. Although it was not MY Gotcha Day, I too spent Thanksgiving Day eating cold hard kibble, stranded in an steel cage, with just a thin blanket to warm my shivering Pennie bones. To make it worse, I knew that just after I had been dropped off at Camp Kennel, Oldest Lad arrived at home for a short visit. In his grief at not being able to spend time with Sophie and I, he requested that Mom drop us off at the kennel before he arrived at home. Oldest Lad did not want to say "hello," only to be forced to say "good-bye," in a matter of minutes.
Once home, I knew from the smell of the house that Oldest Lad had been there AND that I had missed him. I also missed Thanksgiving dinner. It was a useless waste of all those plates scraped into the "Insinkerator" kitchen sink disposal, where the tasty bits were ground to oblivion and then sent out to the sewer system, to end up in Lake Erie. They all could have been mine.
Today, Mom went out to run errands, and did not realize that I was left in the basement. In my still over-anxious state of missing Thanksgiving, missing Oldest Lad, and my normal state of separation anxiety, I turned to creativity to ease my mind. Mom has been turning to Mindfulness Meditations to ease HER anxiety, but she is unwilling to share her iPod Nano Ear Buds even with ME, Pennie, and my luxurious bi-fold ears. I feared Mom would have a meltdown if she discovered someone, even ME, Pennie, had dared to put her earbuds into mythically contaminated ears, so I chose CREATIVITY as an outlet.
I became Interior Designer Pennie. As Mom was gone for quite a while, i was free to exercise my Interior Designer Pennie creativity burst of energy for over an hour. In that time I removed the carpet from the top three steps of the basement stairs. Granted, I had begun work on removing the carpet from the top step some time ago, but I finished the job of that top step, plus added two more steps. I am quite proud of myself, and have a picture posted of my fine work.
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Penny, we look similar! :) Love the interior design work!