WAFFLES: Uh oh. Um, Boss??? This ladder is really high.
Like really, REALLY high.
Like Rocky Mountain High.
KATIE: I told you not to go up there, Waffles. What goes up must come down. And that includes YOU.
WAFFLES: Maybe I'll just stay up here for a while.
KATIE: Works for me.
WAFFLES: What about dinner though? And what if I have to use the litter box? Boss? Are you there?
WAFFLES: GLOGIRLY!! HELP ME, GLOGIRLY!!!!!!!!!!
Our mountain house has some very high ceilings. 15' at its tallest. And that's right where Glogirly wanted to switch out a light fixture. She'd been eyeing a new one ever since we moved in. So when it finally went on sale for Black Friday, she decided to go for it.
But she's no electrician. And though she's not typically scared of heights, dangling from a 12' ladder isn't exactly at the top of her bucket list. So she called our super sweet neighbor who said, "No problem! Hang a light fixture? Piece of cake."
They got the giant ladder in position to make sure it would reach and started to assemble the light fixture pieces on the kitchen island, just a few feet away from where the new light was going to go.
While putting everyting together, their backs were turned to the ladder. When they turned around, Waffles was at the VERY TOP of the ladder. 12' in the air, in a very tight space, over a cement and tile floor. He can virtually fly up any ladder, (and loves to!) but coming down is another story. Cats may land on their feet, but at this height, if Waffles were to jump he could easily be hurt. He was also meowing in somewhat of a panicked tone. Glogirly ran up the ladder to get him. She had to hold him on her shoulder with one hand and grab the ladder with the other, stepping down backwards to the floor. Bob was holding the ladder and was ready to catch Waffles in case anything went wrong.
Both Glogirly and Waffles made it down the ladder just fine.
Five minutes later, Waffles did it AGAIN. And Glogirly ran up the ladder again...
WAFFLES: Can we do it again? Can we???
Here is our awesome neighbor and canyon cat guy, Bob, hanging the light.
And here's the new light fixture! It's a 'sputnik' design. The LED light comes out from the middle of it and illuminates those shards of acrylic. Cool!
Calendar and Donation Update
Thank you SO much to everyone who ordered one of our new calendars. Tuesday, December 4, was Colorado Gives Day and we donated a portion of each calendar sale to Angels With Paws Cat Rescue & Adoption Center. We chose them because they are a very small rescue organization devoted solely to cats and they rely soley on donations from private individuals like you.
We've almost sold out of our first batch of calendars and have a few more arriving tomorrow. If you'd like to order one, we have a page set up with all the details about cost, donation info, and lots of pictures: ➜ Katie & Waffles 2019 Desk Calendar.