Cats like to help with projects. They’re no good at it, but they really want to put in the effort. If mine can’t physically be on or in the project that is getting my attention, then they will find a spot from which to sit and stare accusingly.
So the project I was trying to lay out turned in to this:
Which morphed in to crazy owl ears.
Which turned in to tail chasing madness.
None of my other cats have any invested interest in chasing their tails, but Miles will occasionally spring in to action. I don’t know if his tail needs to be taught a lesson, looks at him the wrong way, or just screams, “Tag, you’re it!” Despite his flexibility and tail length, Miles never seems to capture the elusive beast.
In the midst of my project layout, I think that Miles was possessed by the fabric color. The fabric was named Radiant Orchid which was very exciting to me when I bought it because that was the 2014 Color of the Year. Nerd alert! I got excited about that because working on choosing color palettes in a high school publication makes me think about color trends. Also I’m kind of fascinated by who gets the job of one: naming colors, and two: choosing the Color Of the Year! This year it’s Marsala which I would gladly drink or wear.
According to the press release at Pantone: “Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
Clearly Miles was beguiled by the color, and exhibited his joy, love, and health with an enthusiastic bout of tail chasing, confident that he would capture it at long last.