Dawn was displeased. She was annoyed, unhappy, affronted.
Admittedly some cats are stuck in a permanent state of dissatisfaction. But Dawn’s specific disgruntlement today was very much my fault (although that’s often the case due to a late meal, an unacceptable lap configuration or the number of other cats in her general vicinity, which can be blamed entirely on me.)
Dawn was disgruntled because I had the audacity to put Things on Her Bed.
I’ve had that blanket on the dryer for a few months; it was a thank you gift from the lovely folks at Partners for Healthy Pets after I wrote a story about how annual pet checkups are as essential as food and love. When the blanket came, I put it in the laundry room, thinking I’d wash it before putting it away. But then Dawn claimed it as her own–even before I unfolded it.
Dawn isn’t easy to gruntle. (Yes, it’s a word; I checked. And yes, I had to use it, because, well, word nerd that I am, I wondered if the opposite of disgruntled was gruntled. Which apparently it is. Which then got me wondering if you make a disgruntled individual happier, have you dis-disgruntled them? But I digress.)
Dawn is an exacting cat, demanding purr-fection in everything, never quite satisfied unless her specific (and undefined) standards have been met. So when she decided that the soft blue blanket was an acceptable cat bed, I gave it to her on the spot. Literally. On the spot. I haven’t moved it since (except to wash it.)
Which is why she was so offended that I temporarily put two baskets of hangers on Her Bed while I was doing laundry.
Loyal subject that I am to the Queen Who Rules, I quickly removed the objectionable items (but not before taking a picture; I am, of course, a blogger) and all was right with the world.
Do you move things around to please your pets? Tell me about it in the comments.
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