Low Tech

We've made a few adjustments to the house now that Leia's here everyday. We restrict her mainly to the family room - for both her safety and the cats' sanity. Dick came up with a low tech, highly effective way to do that - foam blocks on the stairs and the entrance to the hall. Easy to move when we want to get by; easy to store away when Leia goes home.

The other exit from the family room is barricaded with a couple of ottomans. If they aren't positioned just right, Leia has learned she can bulldoze her way through. Originally, she beelined for the cat food. But now she heads as fast as she can crawl into my craft room, beelines for my recliner and stands there, patting the seat, until I sit down and put her on my lap. She already knows that's where Grandma belongs.