Hello. It's Belinda.
Some of you have asked me for an update on the "carpet drama" here at home.
Thank you for asking. And for all the nice emails and comments.
I'm not even sure where to start with "my side of the story."
Maybe it's best to start with a question.
Did you ever try to move a metal “panel?" Such as a section of an exercise pen. It’s tricky.
Getting your nose in and pushing it to the side with your face is the easy part. Especially if you use the wall to brace yourself. For a little extra traction.
The problem is the noise.
There’s a certain "clang" that you get with metal that you don’t get with anything else. No matter how carefully you push, sometimes the "feet" of the exercise pen get caught in the carpet loops.
When the pen finally "lets go," bingo. Sounds like you dropped your keys into a can.
You have to scram and I mean like your life depends on it. Even if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning and the dining room is pretty much pitch black.
Anyway I’m not even supposed to write about this today because I’m behind in my hay reports again but guess what. The reason I’m behind at work is I can’t get to my exercise spot.
See how this all comes back around?
And that's not all. In addition to being forbidden to use the corner of the dining room, I’m also not allowed to:
- Dig on the steps to the bottom level.
- "Smoosh" the throw rug in the kitchen.
- Chew on the baseboards.
- Tug on the phone charger cord.
- Even look at the TV remote control buttons.
All of this is per my roommate.
She says I should exercise in my digging box. It's a “ginormous“ box with different types of hay inside. Timothy, alfalfa, oat.
Hay is for snacking. I’m sorry but it doesn’t have the same feel as the dining room carpet. Especially the section under the front window.
I came up with a compromise. Let me dig at night while she's asleep. The rest of the time we can pretend the carpet is "good as new."
In fact, that was another idea. Just getting a new carpet when I'm done with this one.
I don't know what they cost but it can't be very much. Carpets are flimsy.
The bottom line is my roommate is no longer talking to me about this topic. She said "Enough is enough."
Which is funny because that's exactly what I think.
Anyway. That's all for now. I'll keep you updated.
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