Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Soda on my writing desk, AGAIN

Soda: a near-permanent fixture on my writing desk

Soda is on my writing desk a lot lately. She knows she will get an occasional pet there, and it seems my writing lamp is a low-grade heat lamp. She's so cute, and I'm so over-indulgent, that I take a lot of pictures of her there. And then share them incessantly with you.

Feline postal brigade to the rescue

But part of my motivation is that I really love photos of other people's writing spaces, especially when they're in action, and not just recently cleaned-up and pretty (although those are nice, too). I only got a dedicated writing desk late last summer, so it's still sort of new to me, and I really, really love it. At first I thought I would dislike the white lattice (a permanent fixture in our house) around it, but actually I love it. The cats can poke their faces through and say hi (there are stairs and a platform behind it, so the cats are eye-level with me if they meow through the lattice), and now I've discovered that it's a great place from which to hang things! I have a few cute little pen pal gifts hanging there, as well as an Edward Gorey calendar. There's more now than when this photo was taken a number of weeks ago, but as I glance up at my writing desk now, I realize that everything up there is something someone else has sent to me. Cool - I had a theme and I didn't even know it!

Soda says hi. If I wrote you a letter or postcard recently, she probably helped.

6 comments:

  1. maybe soda helped you with my letter, since i can see a piece of my last mail to you here.
    hope you two have a good mail day!

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  2. She would inspire me to put off work. Cat's in the way, I guess I'd better go find something else to do...

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  3. Christine - when a cat is really in the way on something we need, we employ a special strategy known in our household as "corporal cuddling." It always does the trick. :-)

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  4. My cat, Shelby, adores my writing desk, too. She tends to stare at my pen while I write, and I never know when she will lunge for it! She is cute but a bit dangerous! I, too, am very indulgent. Kitties are the best!

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  5. Cute! It's funny how pets will deliberately put themselves in the way to get attention. My dog lies in the hallway, blocking the staircase, when she wants a walk. She's never helped me write a letter, though!

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