This morning when I came down to feed the cats I immediately noticed that the cat tower had been knocked over, because I am perceptive like that. What I don't understand is how the thing fell on it's side without waking me or The Doc up. I mean it's pretty big, wouldn't it have made some noise?
Then we went food shopping and on the way we stopped off at the pet shop. We wanted a food container, but they had none in stock. However they did have cat harnesses and leads. More of that later...
On the way to the supermarket we were walking passed a small bookshop and I spotted Tori Spelling's autobiography "Stori Telling" on the sale table. It is now mine. It turned out that it was actually a bookshop, newsagents and cigar shop. We browsed the magazines, and Doc asked me who the little old lady sitting outside was doing out there; on the way in I'd seen that she had a stack of books and a sign saying she was doing a signing. Doc went back outside to chat with her, whilst I was asking about the empty cigar boxes they had on top of the shelves. It turned out they were all for sale, and I have found a fantastic square box with a open front to it for $3. I have no idea what I'll do with it, but it just looks really useful for something. When I went back out, Doc had decided to buy two books from the author outside, she was a Russian emigre who had moved to the US when she was 8. Her first book was about that experience, and the second book was a collection of the letters she and her husband wrote to each other before they married. Doc asked her to sign the second book and bought it for me; she also gave him a copy of her husband's poetry, I think just because he was interested in it.
After doing the food shopping we came home, and put the harness on the cats one at a time. They had no idea what the hell was going on, and as you can see Nancy looked particularly comfortable in it. Poor Nance liked the going outside part, but hated the harness, so she kept walking backwards to try and get out of it. Edith mainly just rolled around on the front path.
Then I came back in for my movie marathon. "I Married A Monster from Outer Space" was fun, Doc went so far as to say it was "Rocking", mainly because of the surprisingly good special effects and some good solid performances. As planned I then watched "Cheaper by the Dozen" which Doc wasn't interested in, so he cooked and just caught the odd scene. Straight after that on TCM was "Funny Girl" OMG! Doc lasted about 15 minutes before declaring he had enough. I can't think why. I mean I'm not a huge Barbra fan, but her early movie career was pretty good, so I watched the start and end around the "Ashes to Ashes" finale. It was a very good evening for film and TV.
Oh, That picture in the bottom left hand corner? That would be Edith killing her crinkly shiny ball toy, because I think it's hilarious when she does that. She takes it so seriously!