I think it’s time I gave you an update on everything that’s been happening.
The male biped has made a good recovery and his voice is back to normal now. He appreciates how I looked after him.
I’d heard the bipeds talking about moving a wall and changing the stairs, but I was a bit surprised when they said the work was beginning last week. They told me I was going to lose my spot halfway down the stairs, but it would be fine when it was all done as there would be more space at the top and at the bottom. It would have been nice to have a say in this as it’s a good spot for keeping an eye and ear on the whole house at night, but I hope they’re right. At the moment it’s a bit messy (I’m going for the understatement of the year on this!) and very noisy.
It probably sounded a little strange when I mentioned the spot halfway down the stairs, rather than halfway up the stairs. Our house is upside down, you see! I was very surprised when I first saw it. From the front it looks like a bungalow. You can only see the garage, the front door and the kitchen window from the road. The house is built on a slope and the living room at the back is on the first floor, making the most of the views. The stairs go down to where the bedrooms and the door to the back garden are. It did seem a little strange at first, but we soon got used to it.
When the bipeds referred to ‘moving a wall’, I imagined it would be a bit like in Harry Potter where the wall glides effortlessly to the new location. I couldn’t have been more wrong! It was a euphemism for knocking a wall down and building a new one. Bipeds are very strange in the way they view things.
As you can imagine, I’m very busy supervising. It isn’t as easy to supervise as it should be because I have to spend a lot of the day, and I quote, ‘out of the way’. This seems a bit ridiculous to me. I think the bipeds are of the opinion that I might be silly enough to stick my nose in the wrong place or put my paw on a nail! It does, however, give me plenty of time to comfort the cats and keep them calm and I think the bipeds are grateful for my help with that.
I’ll let you know whether I approve of the changes when all the work is finished.
We’ve been reminded that the Spring is on the way by little clumps of snowdrops appearing in the garden. They’re one of the female biped’s favourite flowers. She hasn’t found the time to plant any yet, so she’s thrilled that there are already some in our garden.
See you again soon!