Antics of Sally Spira
and I are in the kitchen deciding what to eat for dinner.
Previous to this Id asked him to draw me a bath that
I was going to take just before I ate. All of a sudden we
hear this loud splash followed immediately by a commotion
in the back of the house. Herman and I looked at each other,
and he said, "Shes finally done it."
is, whenever Im in the bathtub, Sally is always batting
at the bubbles and seemingly dancing on the edge of the tub.
She has gone as far as putting a paw in the bubbles to try
to pull some out. We really didnt think that she would
actually go in the tub all the way.
see what happened. We only had the sound effects. When we
went back to investigate, there was a very sopping wet kitten
licking herself off under a wicker rocking chair. Sam and
Moxie (my other cat and our Dalmatian) went in to investigate.
Sam basically looked disgusted and Moxie as usual was wagging
her tail, but in a most sympathetic manner.
I told Herman, "Get my Mom on the phone. She wont
believe this." When I spoke to her, she was in fact incredulous,
though laughing along with me. What I explained to her was
that the bath was so hot I was intentionally letting it cool
happens not to be the first time Sally has gotten in hot water.
She was upstairs on our balcony when we first brought her
home from the vets in May. She was weaving in and out
of the balcony rails and she lost her footing. The drop is
about ten feet. And do you think she learned her lesson? Herman
has caught her several times as she was about to plummet down
it comes with the territory of being a cute kitten. By the
time you read this she will be nearly nine months old. As
Ive said before, I never had a kitten, and for all you
guys out there that have never had one, I so strongly recommend
it. Youll find yourself laughing a whole lot more.
thinking about taking a bath right now, but I think Ill
have to lock the bathroom doors to keep Sally out of the tub.
I think she prefers to bathe herself.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"