IF you have a cat~~~
Whenever you go
walking in the night—
to turn on the lights,
because you don’t know
who might be sleeping
under the faucet
curled up in the sink
not expecting water
or something to drink. ~ms
I woke up some time after midnight, thirsty.
So I walked into the dark bathroom, picked up a cup, and reached over to turn on the water.
My hand bumped into something fuzzy furry.
I jumped back, my heart racing.
But when I turned on the light, I saw it was only our Siamese cat (Siri) sleeping happily, right underneath the faucet.
We have had Siri for over a year, and she had never done this before.
What would have happened if my hand had not brushed across her ear, before I turned on the water? I shudder to think! The cold water on her back would have caused her to jump out of the sink in fear, with claws extended. And I, in the darkness, would have been wrestling with a furry night terror that I could not see. It would have been a howling scene!
New house rules — in the night, lights on before proceeding.
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