I like to read. Yeah, big surprise :) But my fave place to read is soaking in a tub of hot bubbly water, probably because it's the quietest place in the house.
The other night, armed with two issues of TIME and the latest Reader's Digest, into the tub I sunk...
My two cats, sadly no longer kittens at 8 months old, like to sit on the edge of my big corner soaking tub - can you picture it? - the kind of bath with a shelf-like ledge? I used to have a beautiful plant in that corner, but the cats practically sat in it (not practically - they DID sit in it!) so I moved it to make room for 'the girls'.
But I digress...
So there we were, the cats in a sitting-doze, me up to the chin in water, well into the second magazine, the room awash in a mist of steam, when my black cat, Licorice, decided to walk along the rim.
I jokingly said, "Don't fall in!" and you know those little back paws started to slide. Into the water she went, taking the Reader's Digest (that I'd put on the edge by my feet) with her.
In all the frantic clawing to climb out, she scared her sister, Lady Grey, who made a dash down the other side, slipped on the TIME I'd put behind my head rest (yes, I have a bath pillow) sending both herself and the magazine into the water too.
As I was scrambling to get the cats out, I dropped the other issue of TIME I was reading!
THEN... as I pushed Licorice out, she vaulted onto the vanity next to the tub knocking down two pullover sweaters and my bra -- INTO THE TUB.
Have I lost you? That was TWO cats, THREE magazines, TWO sweaters, ONE bra, and ME in the tub.
Ah... good times. Wish I had it on video tape just so I could see it all happen in slow motion - cause in real-time, it all went down in about 2.3 seconds.
The bad news? I won't be up on news and the latest in US politics.
The good news? I have the sweetest smelling pussy cats in Canada :)
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