Daily Photo Reprise: Cookie’s Hideaway, 2010

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A startled Cookie in the laundry basket.

We’ve all had a moment when we “lost” one of our kitties, when they actually weren’t lost at all, but had found a perfectly appropriate and very comfortable place to have a nice quiet nap…until a crazed human came along and dug them out.

Cookie had me scampering around in a panic the other day when I just couldn’t find her anywhere. She wasn’t in any of her usual places and I’ve got extra boxes around here with merchandise and materials so things are kind of out of order, and then I tossed things out of the way to find her. Plus, she’s a little deaf, though we act as if she’s not, and I can call all I want and she really can’t hear me.

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Cookie in the basket several years ago.

Then I remembered a place she used to like to sleep—in the laundry basket in the bathroom! It’s been years, but I pulled it out and indeed it felt much heavier than a small pile of laundry should be and a startled Cookie sat up and shook herself. Whew!

But how did she get herself in there? Cookie’s not as nimble as she used to be and I watched her step-by-step process for getting out of there while it was under the table. When she wants to curl up in a comfy quiet spot she doesn’t let her short legs get in her way!

Here she is several years ago when the basket edge hadn’t been chewed little by little by a happy Kelly who took a bite each time she entered the bathroom.


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3 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: Cookie’s Hideaway, 2010

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  • November 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    We kitties can be quite determined when we want to be,heehee
    Our Tiger is almost 16 and has bad arthritis,yet she manages to get to where she wants(mostly)
    We are happy,though, that you found Cookie safe and sound 🙂 She is so cute.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure, JJ,and Julie

    • November 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Cookie could never jump and even had some trouble walking, but she never had any problem getting herselv anywhere in the house she wanted to go, including on the top of the refrigerator. And she had cute “down” as a kitten, only got cuter with age. Thanks for visiting.


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