Sunday, February 25, 2024
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Kelly With a Head Full of Numbers

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Kelly naps on my desk using my calculator for a pillow. I don't ask.

Perhaps that is what caused her to fall asleep on the job last night as I worked late at my desk. A head full of numbers works that way for me.

Do you see some similarity with her sleeping position and that of the cat on the mug where I keep my pens? It’s a 1991 Suzy Becker cartoon of a cat sleeping on a desk next to a computer and says “Make Your Own Hours”. Well, I guess we do, but I never realized purchasing that mug might be prophetic!

Kelly’s been spending time upstairs in the studio where it’s cooler and quieter, two things she prefers, and she can always supervise my work and drink my paint water, two of her favorite activities. But I had some projects for my computer downstairs and she got lonely up there on her cool marble windowsill and decided to join us down in the hot office on the messy desk. I was glad to see her come down and spend some time with us here.

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Sunshine and Kelly ear to ear.

Later, Mr. Sunshine joined her, and they were ear to ear for a while. I’m always certain they are planning something, any two or more cats, when they do this, but Kelly? Well, perhaps she’ll learn some new games and grow a little more comfortable with the kids. They really do try with Kelly, and when she’s feeling relaxed, or when she’s fast asleep, things are fine between her and the kids.

All six are on my desk or the adjoining windowsills right now.


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4 thoughts on “Kelly With a Head Full of Numbers

  • now that is one pooped kitty! Miss Bernadette, you should not work Kelly so hard, she is a senior and needs her rest…I hope she joined you in bed and snuggled…purrrsss

    • Don’t worry Savannah, Kelly only works at my desk about one day per week. It’s all she can take!

    • Texas, she did work hard for quite some times, and then she just gave up. That’s when I know I should go to bed!


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