I don’t feel like playing.
I’m worried about Mom.
Uncle Bob said Mom lost her marbles and I don’t know where to look for them. By the way, what are marbles? Do you know where they might be?
Shakespeare, it’s a good thing I look stuff up on the internet while you’re napping. That’s just another one of those crazy human sayings. It just means that Mom’s brother thinks that Mom’s gone off the deep end.
She’s going to drown!!!!!!!
Let me rephrase that. It means Mom is doing something a little crazy.
Does it have to do with that big tree stump outside?
Remember the storm we had earlier this month? Well, along Mom’s walk there were lots of trees and stumps and branches piled up because they got scared of the wind and hail and they fell down. Then the humans put them in piles.
Mom kept looking at this one tree stump and she told Uncle Bob that there was something about it that she found really fascinating. One night this week she talked him into driving over there with her to see if they could pick it up and bring it home.
We’ve already got that big stump from when our tree had a heart attack and died.
I know, but Mom wanted this one. Uncle Bob must have thought it was kind of interesting too, ‘cuz he did pick it up and helped her bring it home.
So what’s Mom doing with that noisy machine now?
She said she’s sanding the stump down so it will be nice and smooth. Then she’s going to put something on it to keep it from falling apart outside. She claims it’s going to be really pretty when she gets it all smooth and shiny. I stopped listening when she said it wasn’t a new scratching post for us.
Well, I hope she finds her marbles when she finishes with the stump. Let’s show the readers what she’s working on.
This is what the stump looked like when she first got it home:
She’s been working with that noisy machine trying to make it smooth so this is the first stage:
Wouldn’t it be fun to run along that long arm and jump into a bed of catnip?