|Why is this bed so small? Why are the cats looking at me like that?|
Cate says she wants to see how smart Georgia is so I have bought two dog puzzles from Amazon. These are not like Sudoku but are just boards which have panels behind which you hide dog treats. The dog has to move the panels to find the treats.
I have not used them yet as I fear they may expose Georgia’s intellectual weaknesses. I mean she is very good at some things – running, sleeping, eating treats and digging holes – but I suspect it may be too much of a stretch to ask her to do anything else.
I am always uncomfortably reminded of Muffin who was with us for 19 years and never learned how to use a cat door. Even after all that time she would watch other cats go in and out of the cat door – but we would have to hold it open for her – lest she sit there and yowl at the closed panel. And she did this whatever side she was on.
Monika is the same now – but not quite as bad. She has to be let out to the balcony through he cat door – but once there can get back in. I know it does not make sense - but Monika has special needs.
Anyway – so Cate can try Georgia with the dog puzzle and live with the results.
Cate has tried the puzzle and Georgia is afraid of it. This is hardly surprising as she is afraid of most things including brooms, dustbins and saucepans and tins of chicken stock. If she does go near it she has no idea what to do.
We have left it near to one of her many beds to see if she will tackle it. Cate has sort of given up on the basis that if she cannot do a dog puzzle then what hope is there.
I figure she is not that dumb –she sure as hell is smarter than some of the Republican candidates – so will persist. I have some plans that will help her overcome her current problems.
I am pleased to report that the second iCloud upload is going as planned. We are down to 18,500 photos so seem to be doing about 1,000 each day. So only about three weeks to go.
I have not found a way to stop it – a diligent search has not disclosed anyone else in the Mac universe who has had this problem – so I just let it beaver away day and night.
It has been summer here during the last week and I have been wearing T shirts outside. A couple of plants have sort of sprung to life ‘wow that was a short winter’ so they will be annihilated as soon as we get cold weather – which may be soon.