I enjoy traveling. I love visiting friends, traveling for work, or going somewhere I’ve never been before. In fact, I find that an occasional change of scenery is vital for my mental health. The only hard part about traveling is, of course, having to leave Allegra and Ruby for a few days. A dear friend takes care of the girls while I’m gone, and they couldn’t be in better hands, so that helps a lot. She texts me updates and photos after each visit, and the girls are always super relaxed when I get home.
Last weekend, after three months of no travel, which is rather unusual for me, I was invited to spend the weekend at a friend’s beautiful weekend house. I was more than ready for a change of scenery, and I also needed to unplug. There is cell phone reception at the house, but no Wifi. And except for checking for texts from my friend, letting me know how the girls are doing, I (almost) completely unplugged (my apologies to anyone whose comments or emails were not answered until Monday morning.)
The hardest part about leaving is always seeing their sad faces at the top of the stairs when I get ready to leave!
But knowing that the girls in my friend’s care brings me such peace of mind, by the time I got in the car, my thoughts turned to the wonderful weekend I was about to have.
And apparently, the girls were not just being very good with my friend, they also tried to be extra helpful. On Saturday morning, she texted me the photo below.
Sure looks to me like the girls were trying to scoop their own litter box to help my friend out – and if it wasn’t for the lack of opposable thumbs, they just might have succeeded.
I’m not entirely sure how they managed to drag these waste bags out of the little basket under the sink. They’ve certainly never done it before. Allegra knows how to open the cabinets, so I suspect she was the ring leader. I can just picture Ruby sitting in the entrance way to the kitchen, cheering her on.
The girls are not talking.