Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So Close, But So Far

Remember Son's Valentine's Day balloon? Well, we didn't want to lock it away in a closet, so we found a nice high place to put it. It is one of the few places in the house that Firestar has yet to reach. I think he could, though, if he believed it.

The shelf area is right at the foot of the stairwell leading up to the bedrooms on the fifth floor. (Multi-level house. Each level is half a floor higher than the previous.)

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Firestar IS able to reach the short wall which separates the living room from the kitchen. It's an eight foot wall, but we have a vaulted ceiling. You can make out the shadows from the kitchen lights behind Firestar. A Lord of the Rings poster decorates the wall below Firestar. There's a poster of Puss 'n Boots beside it. Spouse's desk is stright down.
Firestar gets up there by jumpinng on the counter (a no-no), jumping onto the refrigerator (another no-no), and then up to the wall (the final no-no). Until Spouse brought Firestar home that wall was decorated with my castle collection. Twelve castles made out of fired clay. Came home one day to find the walls of three had been breached. Firestar had knocked them down. Now the shelf area is a dust collector.


Okay. I give up.
(He came down when I hissed.)


fairyhedgehog said...

I bet he'll try again when your back's turned.

Bevie said...

No doubt. But it has been a long time since I've caught him up there. Before Christmas. I'm thinking his thinking was that since the balloon was up high, if he could just get up high he might find a way to get to it.

When he first realized I knew he was up there he got the most worried look on his face. Unfortunately, before I could get into position with the camera that had changed to the one at the end.

He probably thought I was going to let him stay up there until I hissed. (That's how I tell him to knock it off. If he doesn't think he's been doing anything wrong he runs away crying. The running makes his cry wobble. Sounds quite pitiful.)

Lisa said...

Good job Firestar! Bevie shame on you for being more proud of his agility.
None of my babies are aowed on the counters or dning room table but I've found them sitting on then like they think it's just fine.

Bevie said...

Generally, Firestar leaves the counters alone. (We don't have a table. Most of our furniture has been sold.)

One of his predecessors (Baby Boy) was a notorious counter walker.

What Firestar does is go inside the cupboards. Usually the low ones. Or, he will open drawers and crawl inside.

I think he may have been made about this post. Hardly saw him at all yesterday. Didn't even bother to put his back to me.

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