Here I Go Planning Again

Last night we didn’t play. Well, we attempted to but it was late. Lion took the opportunity to remind me that I talk a good game in my posts but don’t follow through. I could say it was all because of one night when we didn’t play but I know it’s not just one night. Lion has suggested that the cage will help us. I’ve been leaving him wild because it’s easier for both of us. I don’t have to lock and unlock him and he doesn’t need to worry about alignment when he pees.

I promised him tonight we’ll play earlier and I’ll lock him in the Jail Bird when I’m done with him. We’ll see if the cage makes me think about playing with him any more than I do without the cage. Lion has already suggested that maybe I don’t really want to play with him at all. He thinks this from time to time. It’s part of his insecurities, but I always take it as a criticism of my not doing things well enough.

We’re having company this weekend and he’s been on the verge of panic about how much cleaning we need to do to get the house ready. First of all, it’s nowhere near the amount of cleaning as when my son was here some months ago. Secondly, it’s nowhere near the amount of cleaning as when my friend came for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Most of the cleaning has to be done by me since it involves stirring up dust. However, there is a certain amount of cleaning that can be done by either of us. I spent a few minutes this morning doing some of the latter.

Lion always wants to talk about things but he tends to wait until bedtime. I’m on the way to snoozeville and, since I take these things as criticism, I don’t want to get into an argument when I’m trying to get ready to fall asleep. All I can do is promise to do better and (hopefully) follow through. Tonight we will play and I will lock him up. I’ll probably do some cleaning as well. What will happen Wednesday night? I’ll unlock him and we’ll play. Rinse and repeat. I want to get back in a rhythm but I don’t see one night as a huge setback.

We’re also getting ready to go on a trip next week. Will Lion be caged for the trip? Traditionally he has not been. It’s easier in the RV if he isn’t. Will he want to be? I don’t know. He’ll probably say it’s up to me. If it’s up to me I say no. However, the Box O’Fun will be coming with us. He’ll select something each night. The only way he’ll get out of the selection is if it’s a repeat of the previous night or if we don’t have the correct tools for the job. Lucky (or unlucky depending on your point of view) for Lion, I have most of the same implements in the RV as I do at home.