Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oh no, Papa! Not the cactus!

A few years ago, my dad gave me a miniature cactus for Christmas. It was one of my favorite gifts, and I was sad when it died (or broke, rather).

Last week, my parents brought over a new cactus. My mom put it in a paper bag, held it up to Papa, and said, “This isn’t for you.” She left it on the kitchen counter.

I came home to a torn paper bag. In the living room, I found the cactus, separated from its pot.

How did Papa remove it without hurting herself? I'm guessing she shook the pot upside down, though I'm open to other interpretations.

In other news, that orange ball is now retired. Papa ripped it and was eating pieces last week. I'm still trying to find non-destructive things to entertain her. New year, new efforts.


Cher said...

She looks sorry for what she did. About the ball, I have found the most indestructive plastic balls for my dogs. They chew everything else to bits. It's called Chuckit Ultra Ball, they are bright orange with a blue stripe. The glowing ones are the same indestructive. My dogs love them!

Naomi said...

I will definitely look into those. Thanks for the tip! I'm always trying to find new (safe) ways to keep Papaya entertained. What kind of dogs do you have?

Cher said...

I have 2 labs which I adopted last year. I like those Chuckit balls because I can use the handle with them also and I don't get my fingers all slobbery when they play :) When they bring them in the house they chew and bounce them but not one has gotten a hole in it yet.