Ok, you know I was desparate to get Disco's cooperation on this project. Saturday after Christmas I had all the scarves knit, ends corralled, all ready to go. My plan was to put each into a plain brown paper bag, fold down & punch holes in the top edge, and tie each closed with yarn. Those plain brown bags just refused to stay plain. That evening Disco & I got all "Girl Scout" crafty on the bags, with glitter glue and stickers and colored markers ... it was a mess, but so much fun! No two were even remotely alike. Unfortunately, I never took one single picture of the scarf collection or of the gussied-up bags. Blogger fail, for sure.
Last weekend I had a bizarre dream; guess what it means?
Dramatis Personae: (no lines -- this occurs in silence)
TomTom is a neutered ginger tabby. He’s slim, and has just about the longest tail I’ve ever seen on a housecat. He’s a sweet little guy! Loves attention & playing with string toys, and has always been just a little bit shy of The Plaidman.
The Plaidman is a retired blue collar workin’ man. He’s never intentionally harmed a pet in his life, and can’t imagine any justification for doing so. He’s a quiet dude, but as the only other male in the household he’s viewed by the pets as the Big Dog.
So, in the dream, Plaidman has taken a real shine to TomTom. They are buddies, practically inseparable. I’ve no idea how I know this (in the dreamworld), but “it is known”. Plaidman & I are lying in bed, and TomTom is curled up with his buddy. Disco knocks on the door; I know it’s time for us to get up & go do… something. I get off the bed, and turn around to see Plaidman throwing off the covers. TomTom is at the near edge of the mattress, and starts a great stretch. Plaidman rolls onto his knees next to his little pal, and does the same cat-stretch. I realize that they are too close, when I see Plaidman’s growing a stripey ginger coat all down his back. They’re not tiger stripes, no sir. Plaidman is turning into a very large ginger housecat.
Whaaaaat??? Is he trading in his beloved plaids for stripes? Will I have to train him not to wear clashing stripes (like I trained him not to wear more than one plaid at a time...oy vey!)?