Mister Naughty Pants Says…
If it’s not tied down, it’s a cat toy!
Okay, it was bound to happen… and as always, it occurred when I was at my weakest and most vulnerable. In the wee hours of the morning, after a particularly sleepless night, in he stalked, full of might and prowess. Not my sweet, lovable Legend… but his counterpart, the cunning Mister Naughty Pants!
He was rested. He was bored. And he was intent on making my workspace – and everything on it – his!
It started with the telephone. He gnawed and gnawed on my headset and mouth piece until it was drenched in cat drool. He ignored my chastisements. He treated each and every removal of the phone from his mouth a game to master. Placing the phone out of his reach did nothing but spur him on to bigger and greater challenges.
So I gave him a time out. I lifted him from my desk and put him in his play box on the floor, hoping he would curl up and take a nap.
He did not. The next thing I know, I hear a THUD! CRASH! BOOM! as books and stash go flying across the floor. I turn around and see Mister Naughty Pants defiantly staring at me from the top of my new desk organizer (a spot my sweet Legend has never jumped on!)
Once he knew he had my attention, he casually began to knock the books that didn’t live up to his literary standards out of my organizer.
After he was sure that I had received his message that he did not appreciate that time out, he continued with his plans of workspace domination.
You could almost hear the thoughts going through his head.
What’s this I see? A box full of gifts?
Has Mom been holding out on me?
Well, I guess I’ll just help myself to a few goodies!
Oooh – new shades!
I could use a new pair of sunglasses!
But – since Mom won’t let me out of the house –
I guess I’ll just gnaw on them and
Let her know what I think of home confinement!
Where’s Mom going? What’s she got?
Oh, a reward for good behavior!
It’s about time my ingenuity was recognized!
Oh well – it’s not as exciting as what I can find on my own –
But I guess I’ll call it a day!
Time for a nap - but -
You never know when I’ll be back –
So guard your desks!
So, there you have it. Today’s creative project got pre-empted by Mister Naughty Pants. But trust me, after seeing him literally crash Prince Charming’s computer the other night, I thought I’d better give him the attention he was so unabashedly seeking!
Have a fabulous WOYWW!
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