Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Cole's Commandments... kieep your people busy
"What to do when your people have obsessions"
Sure, they call it hobbies, but a hobby is ball chasing, squirrel watching, removing the insides from stuffies, stuff like that.
My momma is obsessed with fabric. (You'd think she'd dress better, but I digress)
Even little throw-away bits like this. People give them to her, she washes them in a bag and sorts them into little bins so that she can disappear for hours while I sit doing nothing.
I decided to give the scraps a real sniff when she was in the studio, just to see what the fuss was all about.
Shrug. Smelled like soap, blech.
He and I usually entertain ourselves when we are taken along to a quilting store. I don't touch it. First of all, my nails are long but I can't get a good grip on the thing.
The strings might be like floss though...
Usually when Dad goes up to practice, I go up to protect him.
I lay just outside his cave, and watch.
I listen to the music but he likes folk and I like new age
When I feel he's had enough, I nose him.
Dogs know this technique.
Put a cold wet nose directly under an arm and jerk your head up, causing their arm to rise up abruptly and getting their attention. Much more effective than a bark.
When Momma is in the studio I pace around inside the door. I have had to resort to the "nose technique" but she isn't nearly as nice about it as Daddy.
(To her credit, if I do that during a vacuuming session she brings me deep into her cave and closes the door to keep the noisy thing out)
The thing is, these hobbies keep them busy and when they're busy they are NOT grooming me.
And that's a good thing.