You may not know it, but Casper is an interior decorator. Indeed, he has a penchant for minimalist surroundings and clean surfaces. I know this because every time I put something on a coffee table, bedside table, sideboard, console or occasional table it ends up on the floor. I was laughing the other day when Jan from The Cat’s Meow, who recently celebrated a birthday, said Milo loves to knock down her cards because the exact same thing happens here. I have long given up trying to cluster my Christmas cards on the sideboard in the dining room, I now attach them to grosgrain ribbons and hang them in long strands around the window frames (a little clear tape here and there prevents the strands from moving around tantalizingly). I have boxes full of treasures that I have collected on my travels or that have been gifts which have enormous sentimental value to me, but none are displayed after many items ended up in pieces on the floor. I still have them but if you look closely you can see that they have been skilfully pieced back together. I consider myself somewhat of an expert with glue as a result of Casper’s decorating efforts. For a while our tallboys were an ornament oasis, but he eventually found those too; by jumping from a bedside table to the top of the door then down onto the dresser. The only way to display something at my house is to nail it to the wall so I hang lots of paintings and ceramics. I was thinking about asking Robert to install some shelves at a "beyond-cat" level, but then they would be so high I couldn't see what's up there either!
|Be gone devil knick-knack!|