This is one of my favorite thinking spots. I’m up high enough so I can see in several rooms at once. I can tell if Shakespeare is eating all our food. I can tell if Mom is working on the computer. I can tell if anyone is walking by our house. I can see birds outside. Yes, this is my thinking spot.
So what are you thinking about?
I’m thinking that Mom played a really dirty trick on me tonight.
Well, I was outside having all sorts of fun and this little flying thing came right by me and I caught it. Of course I had to take it in the house to show Mom.
That was dumb.
You’re telling me! She wasn’t paying attention to me until I started kind of throwing it around in the room where she was sitting. She came over to see what I had and told me that I shouldn’t be catching butterflies. At least now I know what they’re called.
I don’t think it’s all your fault. You just do that naturally. Remember when you caught that little bird?
Mom was really upset with me then! I just have these hunting genes in me and they come out at the strangest times.
So what did Mom do with the butterfly?
I don’t know! All of a sudden it was gone. I looked all over the house and tried calling for it but I couldn’t find it. Mom is so sneaky!
Maybe you should just play with the toys Mom got us. I even like to play with the toys in my new house.
Well, I’ve got to go look and see if I can find that butterfly. You and your mouse have fun.