Five Questions Friday: Earning Her Keep

Q: Suzanne texted me this question and I totally agree… Do you like Coco Kitty or not? It’s really hard to tell! She was your aggravation for the last three weeks. What’s up with that?
Eric: I’ve had a lot of cats in my day. And at this point, I am still questioning whether she’s worthy, meaning if she sticks around and doesn’t run away and earns her keep. So far, she’s been sticking around and seems like a survivor, despite being the runt. She sure is tiny.
(I’m not so sure how any cat “earns their keep” but I will leave it at that.)

Q: How long have we lived here and you still don’t know where I keep the bandaids?
Eric: You are talking about the house. I don’t know where you keep bandaids in here. But I know where they are in the shop. If I need a bandaid, that’s where I go. I don’t know where you get your bandaids.
(I so want to comment on this, but I won’t…)

Q: Thanks for getting me a bandaid from your shop. Yours are so much better than mine. They don’t fray. Why do you have better bandaids than me?
Eric: I don’t know. I bought the sheer brand for me and fabric for you. Thought you would like those better.
(Well, you would think so. But they fray after a few minutes. Guess they are for people who don’t work with their hands.)

Q: When you got back from North Carolina you told me everyone missed reading my blog over the summer and then you proceeded to add that you had no idea why. Do you want to explain that last comment?
Eric: Don’t put that on there. That makes me sound insensitive. Are you sure I said that? You shouldn’t write that. I was joking! You know I was joking.
(Ahhh, too late. I wrote it. And who knows if you were joking. I still can’t figure out whether you like the cat or not.)

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: I’m sorry but Coco Kitty. She knocks everything off my workbench while I’m working. And then I have to pick it up and then she knocks something else off and then I put her on the floor and when I turn around she’s back on the workbench and knocks something else off. Do I need to continue?
(No. And now that’s four weeks you have stated she was your aggravation.)

Five Questions Friday: Hold the Fish

Q: While you are away in North Carolina I decided to give Chance a haircut in your workshop. Look at this pic I quickly snapped… Coco Kitty kept playing with his foot! They’re going to be great friends, don’t you think?
Eric: Uh, Uh, Yeah, I guess. But from my experience, no cat is afraid of Chance.
(You do have a point…)

Q: You think that will ever happen with Jaxson?
Eric: Uh, no. No. Nope.

Q: BTW, Chance didn’t like laying on the wood floor in your workshop for some reason and kept moving onto your rug. So there’s sort of a lot of hair scattered around. I know how much you love picking up all his clipped fur so should I leave it until you get back? I wouldn’t want to deprive you of this enjoyment…
Eric: Heck no! Sweep that up and vacuum that rug. I don’t want his fur getting in the movie room especially with that cat. She’s probably flipping it all up in the air as we speak. It’s probably on my workbench, on the shelves, on the chair, in my bathroom, on the towels…
(Okay, Okay… Dang).

Q: How’s the North Carolina convention going?
Eric: Good. But I have a story for you. I walked across the street from the hotel to grab something to eat and ordered a cod sandwich and the lady asks “do you want fish with that?” and I said “What?” She repeated “Do you want fish with that?” And I said, “Doesn’t it come with fish?” She looked at me for a few seconds, and then said “Oh, no! I mean do you want cheese on that!” We both laughed but afterwards, I wished instead of me saying “What?” I said “Yes, I’ll have the Cod Sandwich but hold the fish.”

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: That cat again. While I was plugging up that hole she found next to the old stove vent in the cabinet, she hopped back up there, knocked over a stack of my molds and then spilled my coffee on the floor and all over herself… I ran out and only had enough for one cup and she dumped it! So I had no coffee. That really aggravated me.

Five Questions Friday: One dog, then two, now a cat… How about a goat next?

Q: I was going through a whole ton of photos and these two reminded me of one of my shopping experiences here in the South. Did I tell you that while I was at the antique store at the bottom of the hill in Woodbury, a woman was walking around with a baby goat?
Eric: No. You didn’t tell me that. She literally was holding a baby goat inside the store?
Uh, yes, see the pics.

Q: This happened last year. You sure I never told you? 
Eric: Positive. I think I would remember that.
(I think that’s debatable…)

Q: Isn’t she adorable? How about we get a goat next?
Eric: No!!! We are not getting a goat. This new cat is bad enough. She just ran up that velvet curtain like a maniac… swinging up top.

Q: Speaking of that little maniac, why don’t you tell everyone her new name… again. (This is the third name Mr. Basketmaker has proclaimed. I’m thinking it may change again…)
Eric: Coco Kitty. But I’ve had some other names floating around. It could change a few more times.
(Yup, I was right).

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: This cat somehow finding her way in the attic of the shop and me having to get a ladder and open up a vent to get her out.