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Hey! Who moved my cheese?


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Literally. Someone stole my cheese.

I had a little piece of goat cheese on my plate, I got up to let the dog back inside, caught a flash of movement out of the corner of my eye..and when I turned back my cheese was gone.

Gandalf, the former Garage Kitty, has come out of the closet. He is declaring his personhood.

He stole my cheese and is under the fireplace eating it.

In the morning he tries to eat my oatmeal. If my daughter sets her pastry down on the counter he starts chewing on it. At night he signals bedtime by pulling back my comforter, crawling underneath and resting his head on the pillows. He opens doors. I now have to lock the bathroom door because he will open it to let Turtle in.

He believes he is a person. Who likes goat cheese and Irish oatmeal and white chocolate peanut butter. I think it is probably a good thing he can't open the fridge (although certainly not for his lack of trying).

Today is the first day of my vacation. I don't go back to work until January 8. This morning we had to get up early (for a vacation day it was early anyway) to go to the airport. My daughter flew back to the US to spend the holiday with her Dad and his family. Her flight wasn't until 10:40 so we left at 7 even though the airport is only 50 minutes away because traffic going into Paris, and into the airport can be atrocious. Plus the crowds at the desks to get your boarding pass and check bags can be like giving yourself a root canal with no anesthetic.

So because I was - for once - prepared for delays we experienced none. The closest thing to a delay was at the counter the lady had to look up the regulation about minors flying alone and then decided she is close enough to 15 (the technical minimum age) to go by herself without an airline person to babysit her every move. I hung around at the airport until almost 11 when she texted that she was now actually on the plane.

Since it was on the way home and I could spend all the time I wanted I went to Ikea. My daughter shops like her father - get in, get out, see if she can set a new PR on shortest time. I like to wander about and look at everything. Yes, I mean everything.

Today I even had a purpose. I needed chairs. I've had the dining table for a month now but we have had no chairs so haven't used. Now, I have chairs!

After unloading the chairs and eating lunch I took Stupid for a walk. Today he tried to get into 2 doggie fights with dogs behind their fences. Then I went into the shopping area and wandered through some stores I hadn't been to before. I found the bookstore, which is combination books/movies/music/games/craft
s and school supplies. I found the fabric/craft store, which is like a miniature version of JoAnn Fabrics. I checked on the TV table I ordered - in October! - which is still not available and they have no idea when it will come in. I know enough now to ask when it will be available but not quite enough yet to tell them to cancel the order and refund my money so I can buy something else.

While dinner was cooking I put together one of my new chairs and ate my first meal at my table. Which is what I was doing when the Cheese Thief struck.
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DAISEYMAE101 12/31/2012 11:10AM

    Happy Vacation!

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CAMSEDGE 12/31/2012 10:32AM

    ...staying busy I see...aside from tracking your food...literally under tables, etc...the dog steals my chair when I get up...I let her...she is getting old

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ILOVEMALI 12/22/2012 3:57AM

    I love your life!

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FROSTY99 12/20/2012 11:26PM

    Sounds like that is one smart kitty. Enjoy your freedom and your new chairs.

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JERSEYFLOWER 12/20/2012 3:34PM

    Enjoy your vacation! And hide your cheese.

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AWOOD1973 12/20/2012 3:17AM

    Nothing like doing what YOU want to do! :) Glad you have chairs for your table. So much better eating there, than anywhere else. Have a wonderful holiday ahead! :)

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MCJULIEO 12/20/2012 12:29AM

    Ahhhhhh! Sweet liberty!

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 12/19/2012 10:41PM

    Hmmmm....I have one of those food stealers too. She stole my daughter's chicken nuggets today, steals egg sandwiches and pizza on a regular basis if the kids leave it anywhere unattended and also eats cat poop from the litter box. And she only weighs 10 pounds! Darn weiner dog!

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DOODIE59 12/19/2012 10:06PM

    Sounds like you are already getting into holiday mood -- and I mean your own personal holiday:) Have a great time, get rejuvenated, soak up the sun (where ever you go). You deserve a break:)
Deirdre

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GETSTRONGRRR 12/19/2012 8:52PM

    Hmmmm...maybe a mouse trap to deter the kitty from taking the cheese!

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3016DEBRA 12/19/2012 7:38PM

  That's so cute! emoticon Enjoy your holidays!

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ELYMWX 12/19/2012 7:24PM

    Beware of da kitteh!

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BOILHAM 12/19/2012 5:16PM

    Your pets have some interesting names. Glad you had some time to yourself.

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INIT2LIVEIT 12/19/2012 4:46PM

    At least it wasn't stupid dog, now you know he wasn't pretending to be stupid biding his time to get at your food. Cats are waaaaay smarter :-D

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VONBLACKBIRD 12/19/2012 3:12PM

    Love your cheese thief..great blog!! Enjoy yourself.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/19/2012 3:11PM

    It's a good thing you live over there...I couldn't imagine Stupid and my Dumb D.o.g. in the same country. :p

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/19/2012 2:47PM

    Yikes! Does he ever get sick from food he shouldn't be stealing? (smiling) Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

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CC3833 12/19/2012 2:29PM

    Haha this is a cute light blog. Pets have to be one of the most entertaining creatures! Glad everything went smoothly. And that is awesome you finially got those chairs! There is nothing worse then buying something nice and not being able to use it.

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MOMMACASSEY 12/19/2012 2:25PM

    Wait, what? You live in France? How awesome for you! I love the place--and I would dread driving in Paris traffic. Those motorcyclists are crazy--there, you have to watch out for them while here, in Texas, they've got a signage campaign going telling drivers to share the road.

Driving elsewhere in France wouldn't be so bad--at least, in the north, which is just about all I've seen, there; Paris, and then up toward Normandy.

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