April 1, 2011 § 8 Comments
It was rather quiet in the apartment the other day, which struck me as unusual because Maple is often causing quite a bit of stir. I walked to the living room and checked Maple’s usual spot by the balcony, but that spot lay empty. I called out Maple’s name, but only silence responded back. How odd not to hear the pitter patter of little paws. As I searched frantically, my eyes caught sight of movement coming from beneath the coffee table.
There was Maple’s little tooshie swaying from side to side. It was an unbelievable occurrence because Maple always had been fearful of this particular niche—prior to this event, she never dared retrieve her toys even as they beckoned her from under the coffee table.
I’m not sure how our timid Maple built up the courage to crawl under there, but she did. And now that’s where she can be found every morning, afternoon, and night. Looks like Miss Maple has found her cozy
dragon’s lamb’s den.
I’m a little concerned, however, that Miss Smarty Pants will use this hiding spot to her advantage. Who knows what sorts of finds and treasures Maple will horde and stash in her lamb’s den. One of these weekends, MM and I are going to have to give our beloved floor rug a VERY good cleaning.
Now that we’ve discovered Maple’s hidden retreat, we won’t have to search high and low (well, okay, obviously low is the only way to go here) to find this little pipsqueak!