i am feeling particularly clumsy this evening. today, i was involved in a few mishaps, and maybe it was just a coincidence that it all happened on the same day, but it was odd all the same. first, i was walking on top of the entertainment center (a place where i am typically not allowed to go, mind you), and my tail whacked into a picture frame. the frame fell to the ground. i don't believe it broke, but i was unable to put it back where it belonged, as i am a cat.
i was a little startled by this, and i had turned my head quickly to see what i had knocked over, and my head banged into the clock that sits there. it didn't fall over, thankfully. so i jumped down from there, and headed over to my window for a catnap (ha, get it? catnap!). later in the morning, i was drinking out of a water glass someone had left on the table. i reached in with my paw, and licked the water off of my paw. i do this all the time; it should be easy to accomplish. but this particular glass was nearly empty, and so i had to reach almost all the way in (and this is a tall drinking glass, not a little juice glass). anyway, it fell over, and rolled a few inches closer to the edge of the counter, where it rested against a spoon. many thanks to the spoon, for saving what would have been an unfortuntate accident, and one that surely would have earned me a squirt from the water gun.
this evening, eric came home from work like he usually does, and he put his jacket on the chair - usually, he puts his bag on the chair. but tonight, he put the bag on the floor. it was shortly after this that i was about to learn an important lesson in physics. punch and i were chasing each other around like maniacs, having just eaten, and needing to work off a little energy. i headed into the dining room, and under the chair, where i was safe, temporarily. he lunged at me with a fierce paw, and i hopped out of there, and jumped onto the chair. i jumped off, and that must have been just enough to send the already-out-of-balance chair over the edge. i was well into the living room when i heard it fall over.
punch and i both stopped suddenly when we heard the crash. we headed back into the dining room to see the chair and jacket lying on the floor. eric heard it too, and was in the process of picking it up. i don't think he was too mad about it, since he didn't even chastise us for running around like that.
so it's late now, and things are quiet again. i like the way the house sounds late at night - only the occasional humming of household appliances, and the clicking of my paws on the keyboard. time to go find a good sleeping spot for a while. i hope i don't break anything tomorrow!