Thursday, August 9, 2007

How the Heck do you get 16 Feet in One Bed??

You know that there are 16 feet in my bed, but did you know there could've been 20? The other 4 feet belong to Mr. Macinac (aka Mac), our black & white tuxedo cat who was named after Macinac Island where we spent our honeymoon. He has chosen to abstain from sleeping with the rest of us since the dogs joined our family.

Mac is visibly relieved each night when the 2 white fuzzy dogs, 1 totally unfuzzy husband, and I head for the bedroom. As soon as we are out of the way, he heads for his favorite spot atop a cranberry & navy afghan made years ago for me by a former student's grandmother), curls up, and clicks the remote on to watch Johnny Carson. (well, I'm not so sure about that last part, but it is what I envision happening once we're out of sight...)

Now, if you are a math person, you have probably realized by now that only 12 feet are marching down that hall towards the bedroom. How, you may ask, does that become 16?

Easy answer: we have one cat who does not leave the bedroom except to dash straight across the hall into the bathroom to take care of her personal needs, then dashes right back into the bedroom! We even had to move her food & water up onto the bathroom counter because she didn't like having to go all the way to the kitchen to get it.

I think she has agrophobia.

She is a calico cat and was creatively named "Callie" by DH's X. This gives a clue as to just how creative X is... but we won't go there. Anyway, I once named a black cat "Blackie" so it's not like I've always given amazingly creative names to all of my pets... of course I WAS just 4 at the time... heh heh.

So, there, in a nutshell, is the answer to how my blog page got its name... hope you're not too disappointed that it didn't involve more humans and fewer animals. (snicker)


Holly said...

I'm with the cat! I hope you have a big bed - LOL.

Muggles in geocaching are people. Directions often say "watch out for muggles". Hope you don't mind me answering here -- your email says "noreply" so I have no other way to answer unless it's in a post of mine.

Brenda said...

had to laugh-- I soooo understand- we share a bed with 2 dogs and usually one or two cats-- geesh when i add all the 2's and 4's in there looks like we have 20 feet in our bed- - - -and it is only a queen.
thanks for helping me out with this whole blogger thing-- if i can just figure out how to navigate and get my pic on the comment thing LOL

{b r a n d i} said...

OH - I'd never actually bothered to do the math! We share the bed with my dachshund every night, but occasionally the cat joins us. Not always though, so I can't really count her.

{b r a n d i} said...

To answer your question, the little boy in the photo is not related - he belongs to one of my girlfriends @ church. He's such a cutie.

fuzzywhitedogs said...

Brenda, ours is just a queen-size, too. If we'd been able to see into the future would we have bought 2 king-size and had them soldered together?

Thanks for the explanation about muggles in geocaching. That's the same thing they are in "Harry Potter", how cool is that? :-)

I'll have to check out the no reply thing, not sure where/how it is set up. Hmm... off I go to see. :-)