It is Sunday Evening at my habitat and tonight my dad is doing the cooking. He has decided to have pasta with a nice marinara sauce. I know this because there on the counter, where I am forbidden to trod, the cheese stands alone. Now, you might be thinking that I wouldn’t like this particular cheese, and you would be right. But the fresh mozzarella that my dad is preparing on the far counter is quite tasty. Oh, my mouth is watering just thinking about a morsel of that cheese.
I am pretty well out of focus at the moment so I don’t think my dad will even notice me. I will be quiet as a mouse. I can only hope that he places the plate with the nice mozzarella right down in front of me. I am sure he would not notice if I swiped just a nibble.
He doesn’t see me. Oh, I am so getting some cheese. If he saw me, he would be chatting to me. He would say, “Gracey Lou! You know you are not supposed to be up on the stool.” He would say this loudly for the benefit of my mom who is in the office so that she wouldn’t think he was a big softy that lets me do anything that I want to do most of the time.
But what he doesn’t know is that my mom sometimes lets me sit on his stool in the morning while we have breakfast.
It looks like he has finished preparing the plate with the mozzarella cheese. And he has not seen me. Oh happy cat! I think I will swipe a couple nibbles if he sets the plate down right in front of me.
Or should I knock the whole plate off the counter over my chow chomping area? Then the cheese might fall in my bowl. That would be good, because I could pretend that is was an accident.
Uh oh! I think I have been spotted. No, not like Lazy Leopard is spotted but I think my dad has realized I am sitting here on the stool. Maybe not because here he comes with the fresh mozzarella cheese!
He is setting the plate down beside the green bowl. I can’t believe my good fortune. Now I must wait until he turns around and heads back toward the stove area.
Wait, he is coming around the counter towards where I am sitting. He must be going to arrange the plates or something.
What is he doing?
Meow for Now.