Given that we are pet owners once again, I find I’m looking around at all the things that need to get picked up and tucked away so that they don’t become chew toys.
I found myself seeing old things that I hadn’t looked at in a long time. Case in point, the picture above. This is a bar we have in the house. It’s an old piece of furniture that I got from my parents at one point as a hand-me-down. As you can see, the front of it is a little wrecked.
You see, several years ago, we had cats. Two of them. They were my wife’s before we met and they came as part of the packaged deal. I really grew to love those two furry menaces. They ended up being borderline lap cats as they aged. But in their youth, they were, shall we say, active.
The scratches on the front of this bar are from their rear claws as they tried to gain purchase while jumping up onto the bar. I suppose I could have the bar refinished, but truth be told, I like the way it looks.