Saturday, February 24, 2007

Rules for Non-Pet Owners Who Visit

1. They live here. You don't.

2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.

3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.

4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.


The sinuses are better, but the breathing isn't. I'm only able to be up for about 10 - 15 minutes at a time. And I'm bored.


Brandy said...

Sorry you're not feeling much better. I hope whatever the Doctor gave you works well soon! Hate that you're bored. Maybe work on the TBR pile you have? Um, prank calls? *G*
Love the kitty rules. Wish my MIL understood all that!

spyscribbler said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that! So often, visitors act like my pets are pests or something. The fur, the allergies, the ... whatever. It's my house, my family. If you don't like us, don't visit! We are NOT going to apologize for our family!

I hope you feel better soon!

raine said...

I'm with you 100% on the pet rules.

Feeling better may take a few days, hang in there, hon.
And it may be a perfect time to catch up on some reading, hmmm?

Marty said...

Sick and bored. Frustrating combo, for sure. Perhaps you can do something about all those alarm clocks you've taken from your neighbors? ((feel better soon))

Michele said...

You know what you should add for OTHER pet owners?
Don't feel obligated to APOLOGIZE!!

You wouldn't believe how many cat owners I've met who do that about this or that.

Unless you haven't changed the cat box for 2 weeks, or clean your dishes with your cat's tongue, there should be NO apologies about your animal loving home.

Cats go where they will, and that includes tables and counter tops.

I hope your breathing gets easier soon, Bailey!

As for being bored, what about visualizing a new collage for your WIP?

Got any challenges for us blog buddies?
Have us provide you lists of five things....
The craziest SPAM
The five worst male attributes
The five best male attributes
The five worst clothing malfunctions
The five most silliest cat antics
The five most embarassing SBD's
(silent but deadlies)

I don't know ... anything to bring a smile to your face and to give you something to look forward to in your blog comments.

I mean, we can only do so much through cyberspace. But we'll do what we can.

Take care!

Devon Ellington said...

I actually send something along those lines to new house guests (i.e., anyone who hasn't come to my place before). Those are the rules -- you're allergic -- don't come to my house or take a Sudafed, because I'm not shutting up the animals for YOU.

Can you prop yourself in bed with lots of pillows to ease the breathing, have a humidifier on, have an oil burner with ecualyptus on and read a bit?

Tori Lennox said...

*hugs* sweetie. I'm sorry you're still feeling so lousy. I'd be catching up on my reading or watching a lot of TV. :)

Meretta said...

Ill and bored is a bad combination. I hope you're feeling better better soon, Bailey!

I must make up those kinds of rules for a messy house...if you don't like to see a messy house, don't show up unexpected at mine!

Susan said...

Sorry to hear you are still under the weather. Being sick stinks! Maybe you can prop a book against a pillow and read. Sending hugs, sweetie.

I love those rules! I'm going to have to post them on the wall for everyone to see when they walk in the door.

Dru said...

I love the pet rules. I'm sorry you're still under the weather.

Do you have books to read? Movies to watch?

beautiful day said...

Just to say i hope your feeling well soon. Its a beautiful day here, if i wasnt at work i would be out scouring for those daffodils that are just about to come out, the huge groups of snowdrops and crocus that are on our grass verges and in the woodlands. But im stuck here. Not long to go now though x

bebo said...

I only add one thing to the pets list: It's my floor. I'll leave it that way if I want to. You don't wanta see it? Don't come to my house! (OK, I'll clean it all up for the grandkids - at least the crawling ones - but that's about it.)