How can anybody resist that face, you say? It's easy, especially since she's been getting into so much mischief lately. If you look at the picture below, you might see a definite lump in the comforter on our bed.
Now anyone who knows us is aware of the fact that my hubby does not like the idea of pets on or in our bed. Clarisse is very cognizant of this fact however when she thinks I'm not looking, this is what I find.
Shhhh, we won't tell Bob, it's just our secret, okay?
In actual fact, quite often she will visit our bedroom and peek over the edge of the bed to see if Bob is in there with me or not. If he's not, then she figures the coast is clear and hops right up there beside me. However she is not a very good bed companion because when she figures it's time to get up, she scoots under the sheets and takes a nip at my behind in order to get me moving rather quickly! Not a pleasant way to wake up, I assure you!
Then there's the matter of her mouse.
She prefers this fur mouse which is a new replacement for the old one who over time became bald. She has a strange habit of leaving it in her water bowl as a trophy. I don't know what the significance is unless she figures she drowned him and wants to show off her hunting skills.
Her other trick is to deposit the mouse on our bed in the middle of the night, knowing that if I feel it on my face I'll pitch it at which point she gladly runs after it and returns, wanting to play the game again. Not something that I appreciate at 4:00 am! Of course, this only takes place when Bob is staying overnight in Ottawa and she knows she has free rein in the bedroom.
Yesterday afternoon my friend Pam dropped by for a visit. Clarisse loves it when she stops by because Pam and her husband operate a dairy farm and have a number of animals of their own in the house. Clarisse loves to stick her nose in Pam's purse and other belongings, checking out all the other animal smells that only a furbaby can detect. On this particular visit, I was stitching and Pam was knitting as we sat and talked. Here's what happened next.
Who, me? I didn't touch a single thing!
I love how she squints whenever I take out the camera. You see, she's anticipating the flash. I've found it's much easier to take pics of her in daylight without the flash so that I don't get that red eyed look.
Pam and I did manage to get some of our knitting and stitching done during our visit and as well, she brought over her latest stitchy finish for me to check out.
It's stitched on 14ct Aida and unfortunately Pam didn't have the name of the designer with her although she was pretty sure it was one of the French designers. Does anyone recognize this piece?
I think she did an awesome job and it will look lovely on her wall next Christmas.
That's about all I have for you at the moment. I should have some updates on my stitching at the full moon this Tuesday for WIPocalypse. I'll leave you with one last pic of Clarisse. We've been cleaning out some of our rooms and getting rid of any items we're no longer using. We left an old TV stand in our entranceway to take to the rummage sale at our church. Clarisse thought we'd left it there for her benefit since it's her favourite spot to sit in the entrance and wait for our return.
Enjoy your Sunday afternoon! Siesta anyone?