I was gobbling down the poetry in Billy Collins' Horoscopes for the Dead (a lucky Borders Closing purchase) when Isabel jumped up onto our bathroom counter, climbed into the sink and promptly curled up. This is a new one for Izzy. She occasionally hollers at me or knocks things off the counter till I show up to turn on the tap so she can have a drink. But, she's never taken a nap in the sink, before!
So, what does a cat napping in the sink have to do with Billy Collins? Well, if you've read anything by Billy Collins, you know he can take the most mundane experience, overheard conversation or little bit of nature spotted on a walk and turn it into something completely witty, wise and wonderful. Of course, I thought it was totally cute when Isabel curled up in the sink and attacked the drain hole. But, then I needed to wash my hands. And, after washing hands in the kitchen sink, I read a little more Billy Collins and stopped to wonder where I was going to brush my teeth.
I was ready to call up Mr. Collins and ask him to turn this experience into some sort of verse that would make it sound a little more fun than it was turning out to be. "Wise, witty and wonderful" were just not going to come out of any pen I put to paper. But, still . . . it was awfully cute.
And, on a totally different note, I have to show you what happened when I set out the jewelry I purchased for my son's wedding -- which didn't, in fact, arrive until after we returned from Nashville -- to photograph for curious friends. Isabel is always out to prove SuziQ's comment that with cats, "Everything's a toy."