While I have been busy in the studio this week, there has been a lot going on inside my house too. We are finally having a 1970's era bathroom updated and last week's demolition has moved on to this week's construction. The walls and floors which were opened up have now been drywalled and the floors have been replaced. Which brings me to the blurry picture of our elusive cat, Kim-- the only picture we have of her in her 8 years in our home. My daughter rescued her and she has always been very nervous and hidey. We often go for a few days without seeing her but know she's around because her food is eaten and she visits her litter box. But when we realized earlier this week that she hadn't been doing either, we started to worry. Maybe she snuck out when one of the construction guys left the door open? The treats I left her, trying to lure her from her favorite hiding spots, went uneaten. We called to her and got no response. On Wednesday night, I heard a series of meows followed by long silence. I tried to follow the meowing but each time I thought I found where it was coming from, she would stop. After checking every possible drawer, suitcase, closet, and corner, I came to the sick realization that it was likely she had crawled into the open sub-floor and accidentally got trapped when they put the floor back down. Fortunately we were able to pull-up a loose floorboard and a short while later, out she crawled, hungry and scared but ok. This is my cautionary "tail" for you-- watch your skittish pets! Happy Independence Day to all and especially to Kim, we're glad to have you back!