Hi everyone, it’s Ruby! It’s been a while since I got to write something for you!
Mom says I have a propensity to get myself in trouble. It’s not entirely clear to me what that means, but I’m pretty sure it means I like to have fun. And that’s true!
The other day, Mom opened the door to the “forbidden room,” (Ingrid’s note: I usually keep the door to our guest bedroom closed – no real reason, just habit), and I dashed inside before she could close the door again. Since I rarely get to go in that room, I love to explore! Mom said I could stay in the room for a little while, so I got busy! After a while, Allegra joined me and we both had a great time checking everything out.
All of a sudden, I saw a squirrel, right outside one of the windows! The windows are at ground level, so the squirrel was right there, at my eye level! I jumped across the night stand and up on the window ledge. What I didn’t remember was that there was a lamp on the night stand….
Yup, you guessed it. The lamp came crashing down on the floor. Allegra totally freaked out and ran out of the room and up the stairs. I guess she was going to tell on me.
Sure enough, a minute later, Mom comes into the room. “What did you do this time, Ruby?” she said, rolling her eyes. Did I really have to explain it to her? Wasn’t the lamp on the floor explanation enough?
Mom picked up the lamp. Uh oh. The lamp shade didn’t look the way it had before. Instead of being all nice and cone shaped, it had some really big dents in it, and when Mom put the lamp back on the night stand, it didn’t look quite as nice as it had before its encounter with yours truly. Hey, at least I didn’t break the base of the lamp!
I have to give Mom credit, though: she didn’t yell at me. She just gently escorted me out of the room and closed the door.
Stay tuned for my next adventure. You know that with this propensity thing of mine, there will be more.
And speaking of lamp shades: here’s a photo of me right after I got spayed:
I can tell you that that was a heck of lot less fun than the lamp shade encounter from the other day…