As you all know Peanut is away at college up north. It is getting colder and she did not bring enough warm clothes, like sweatshirts. So, being the TechnoMom that I am, she and I Skyped the other day (it was our first time since she left and it was so cool), and I was able to bring the computer into her room and go through her closet and drawers visually. It was like the ‘home’ shopping network in my own home. All the animals came in her room to help me, especially since the door has not been open much since she left. Louise, as you can see, tried to help me but got bored and decided to go to sleep instead. I walked around the house and each of the animals were able to see Peanut on the screen. I think some heard her voice but I am not sure they really knew it was her.
I think the animals know that the kids are gone because they sit outside their rooms and scratch up the carpet to try and get in. Sometimes, when I go into Peanut’s room, Nine runs in unseen and then gets locked in when I leave. When this happens Stella goes crazy and tries to dig him out while he is on the other side, while he is trying to get out. “Help! Help! My brother is locked behind the door!” I am sure you can image what the corners of my carpets look like on both sides of every kid’s door. Lately, Noel has been pushing open K8’s door (old knobs don’t hold well, so a cat can push them open easily) and going to sleep on her bed. We have to be careful not to lock them inside. (You probably will think I am weird but I believe that cats have this ability to teleport behind closed doors somehow, since they always seem to get into closed rooms and closets which have not been opened any time recently.) Maybe I need to put ‘Nannycams’ around to see what is really going on. Then I could send the videos to the kids at college so they can feel like they are home.