Wednesday, January 06, 2016

hear, hear: tilly

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I am excited to be participating in the Think Kit project again this year. Today's prompt: Hear, Hear, Do you hear what I hear? Tell us about a sound. What do you hear in your house or at work?

My day is full of noise and I love it! I'm one of those goofy people that sounds brings things into focus. Second Helpings is a cacophony of knives on cutting boards, beeping oven timers, laughing volunteers, ringing phones, buzzing doorbells, pallets scrapping the floor, students yelling "yes, chef!," foot steps on the tile floor, hallway conversations - noise, glorious noise! 
I sometimes worry that I'm a noise junky so I've been experimenting with driving to work without the radio and walking the 30 minutes to church with no music playing in my ear and not automatically turning on the record player or queuing up ar Netflix program on my phone. 

That said I added some beautiful purring to Chez Pez in October. I adopted Tilly at the Indy Mega Pet Adoption event. I stopped in, just to look, and was smitten the moment I saw her. She's five and a half and 13 pounds. A big ball of affection. 

It's great to come home to a friendly meow and to hear her "motor" running when she's napping. She's very patient, even when I tried to Velcro a Princess Leia to hear head. 

That said, she is hiding from me right now. I backed up as I was typing and stepped on Tilly's tail. When I leaned down to apologize and pet her I gave her a big static electricity shock. I reached out with my other hand and shocked her again. I'll try to make it up to her - in a very gentle way. 


Loulymar said...

LOL. Tilly is lucky to have you--even if you stepped on her tail and shocked her, twice. I love rescues. Bandit (my Chinese Crested) and I rescued a kitten last year. I had a family lined up for him, but was smitten as well. I am a Failed Foster. :~)

Granny Annie said...

Wow this post is absolutely shocking:-) Poor Tilly...