In May it will be two years since Gypsy moved up-up-up to the Heavyside Layer and every day I miss my sweet boy. I continually think of his sweet presence surrounding me in that way that only a beloved pet can.
But in this news flash from the department of bad housekeeping, I had a far more tangible Gypsy sighting. This is a reminder to those of you with pets who never think about cleaning your keyboard to consider doing so now and then!
I'm sure there are better tools for this but I was running a bent paper clip in the spaces of my portable keyboard and look what I found!
Yes, a fistfull of Gyppy fur. And it shouldn't surprise you to learn that there are a few glitter sparkles, too!
I knew he shed a lot and like Lizzie, he loved to sit close to the keyboard while I worked -- or sometimes, after I'd gone.
But I had no idea he'd left so much of himself behind! Or perhaps I should say how much of his behind he left behind!
And so, take this tip from the Offices of Bad Housekeeping -- check your keyboard now and then. You never know who might show up!
(And a note -- while I was a little disgusted with myself for not cleaning the keyboard more often and frankly, uncertain whether I should even post this because it is a little embarrassing, I have to say, it kind of made me smile to find a little of my boy, right where I work, every day.)