My pets are messing with my head

As I explained in this week’s Southern Oregon Journal column, there are those who say that critters hath charms to sooth the savage breast - not to mention elevated blood pressure.

Mine? Not so much. At least not lately. My aged feline – a “gift” from my beau, The Englishman, recently went totally berserk over a nocturnal interloper. My parrot has been fighting invisible foes in the wee hours of the morning. And I am pulling my hair out trying to keep up with their antics. And retain some semblance of sanity.

This weekend the aforementioned beau’s snoring drove me from my own bed - and into the guest room. Squiggy followed and tromped around on my head, stepping on my hair. Then she hopped up on to the dresser – where she stumblefooted her way thru my miniature perfume bottle collection. Crash! Clunk! Tinkle! ARRGH!

How about you? Has Spring brought new zaniness to your life – via your beloved pets? Or do your kitties sit quietly purring in your lap? And do your parrots murmur sweet nothings in your ears? Just wonderin’…

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