My room is wonderful. I have ELEVEN windows with a great view of the bird feeder.
I have lots to do in my room. In fact, some things I like to do only in my room (mostly my training, MOL). Robin hangs out with me a lot in my room.
Best of all, Reggie is not in my room.
When I go out of my room, the humans ask Reggie to stay in a couple of rooms that I don’t go in. Why? When I see Reggie, I get upset. If you are new here, you don’t know that Reggie treated me poorly when he first came in from the street. I have not forgiven him and when I see him I shout at him and insist that he go under Robin’s bed. The humans think shouting is better than me trying to beat Reggie up, which I did a couple of times when I first started going out in the house.
Yesterday, I found out that Robin wants me to stop yelling at Reggie. I guess I brought this on myself by telling her that I am getting a bit bored here in my room with only occasional visits from Nutmeggy and I would really like to spend more time out in the house. On my birthday I told her that I really would like to spend more time hanging out on her bed. It seems that for me to do that, I have to stop yelling at Reggie and stop making him go under the bed. I guess that makes sense to me, except I did live under a bed for a couple of months myself a few years ago. I didn’t think it was so bad living under a bed. I don’t know why Robin thinks Reggie shouldn’t try it for himself.
Yesterday, SCREENS appeared on the doors out of the dining room into the living room and the kitchen. I bumped into one before I realized it was there. Robin gave me treats, so I stayed in the dining room with her for a while before I went back in my room. Lexie stayed here in the dining room too. I was a bit disappointed not to go in the kitchen or garage, but I had been out there for HOURS earlier in the afternoon. It was a good day.
THIS morning, I had my usual cuddles with Robin while she read the New York Times, then she invited me out into the dining room WAY earlier than I usually go out. I saw Reggie in the kitchen and ran in his direction, but I bumped into the screen! I sat there and looked, but Reggie ran out of the kitchen. Robin invited me to have some treats, but I rejected them. How can I eat while THAT GUY is around?!? Lexie ate the treats.
Reggie came back into the kitchen when UH offered him treats. HE ate them! I watched, but I didn’t shout at him or run at him. Lexie ate my treats again.
A few minutes later, after Reggie left the kitchen, I had some treats. I hung out in the dining room with Robin while Lexie explored my room and watched birds out my window. I helped Robin type. I helped her unwind the brand new rope she bought. I kept watching for Reggie, but he stayed outside my field of vision. I didn’t ever shout at him.
I am a major success, Robin says.