Our apartment is pretty awesome with a fun spiral staircase to a loft. It’s like having a magical portal that as I ascend, allows me to enter a fantastical land of random things that don’t fit into closets, crafting items, litter boxes in what would be a wonderful second bathroom to use if it didn’t have litter boxes in it, cat hangouts, a desk, some bookcases with random books and leftover items that don’t go anywhere else, and workout equipment. You’re jealous, I know. Unless you have a nice house that maybe has good insulation and doesn’t stay cold all the time.
The staircase/loft combo is a pretty rad place for cats to romp and spy on us but it is also a well-known prankster’s paradise for humans.
In this particular story I wasn’t really being a prankster but I was being lazy; lofts are additionally a well-known lazy woman’s paradise. Why carry something when you can throw or drop it? Adam and I use this method of transfer all the time. Usually this results in someone having to go pick something up or a repeat throw where the parabola is more properly calculated.
Unfortunately for Duncan, this day I was being lazy. And that blanket was just too much trouble for me to tote. Poor unsuspecting Duncan didn’t even see it coming and it resulted in his having a bad case of the Halloween-cat-silhouette-syndrome. You know what I mean – all puffed up, back arched, jumpy, in front of a full moon.
So I officially apologize to you Duncan. I swear I was just being lazy and didn’t mean to startle you. I am glad to see you have recovered nicely and are sleeping on your Dad now.
The next time I walk underneath that loft though I think I’ll be a little more careful and look for a set of little black paws pushing one of those workout weights or that chirping bird toy. That would suck and be annoying, respectively.