Saturday, January 5, 2013

King me

Piano with basket of cat toys on lower left

Today I decided to rearrange the furniture in the living room.  I don't do this very often because I have two pianos, a huge, old, walnut armoire, and the usual furniture. Everything is heavy and the cats do nothing to help.  In fact, they formed a rambunctious audience, I thought, until I pulled one of the pianos out from the wall and began to shove it across the room. It was then I realized the cats were anxious, as in Poe's Tell-Tale Heart.

Behind the piano (which I thought was flush against the wall to prevent creatures from gathering back there), I found six round cat balls with bells inside, the pit of an avocado, a balled aluminum foil wrapper from some confection, and eleven checkers.

I'm not pulling out the other piano.  I'm pretty sure that is where they have been hiding all the stuff they've been buying from eBay.


  1. Hahahaha! That's why I never look under my bed!

  2. What a beautiful piano, and what a cute post. Really love the last line...


  3. Too funny! I have to clean out under my bed, that's where my dog takes everything - sometimes I think she's a dragon and under my bed is her lair.

  4. you have TWO pianos? Wow. And you MOVED one - without a resulting rupture or hernia? Wow times two. I find rubber raquetball balls behind the sofa and under the bed. And the occasional dried up lizard.
    Wow - eleven checkers! :)

  5. So, I'm sore today, so what? It doesn't mean I'm old. Nope.

    And I have to admit I crossed my arms over my heart until I got the courage up to study the brown thing, which turned out to be the avocado pit.


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