Orlando Finds A Lemon Pip

The other day as I have already told you in the last post, I was making hummus; and as he had finished posing for his little friend through the window, Orlando now sat at my feet, waiting for any dropped goody to play with……

This can be another of those fraught times – he has inadvertently tasted several black peppercorns, and being a bit like Winnie-the-Pooh, who is as we all know, a bear of very little brains, has not learnt from these nasty experiences and still enthusiastically chases anything that falls from my mixing, blending, chopping and stirring.

Another part of this game is that when the chased object – and it must be said, the smaller the better – disappears under the fridge, the stove, or even the floor mat, my expected position is that of retriever.

This too can be fraught as I am not always willing to stop what I am doing immediately to retrieve the lost object.

Orlando signals he is waiting by constantly peering intently into the gap and purring encouragingly at me.  Should I show no signs of retrieving the object of his desire there is usually a sad little whiffle of disappointment before he goes off  and finds his baggie of nepeta and beats that up.

This day was different however.  I had the camera at the ready, having got it out in the hopes of getting one of him greeting his little friend through the window – but as I was too late and the moment had passed it now sat ready to go on the kitchen counter and I sprang into action….

Yep, that's a lemon pip alright ....

Yep, that’s a lemon pip alright ….

Just a wee tap ....

Just a wee tap …

Now, where's it hiding?

Now, where’s it hiding?

Mmmmmm - nepeta

Mmmmmm – nepeta!

I see it - hiding under my baggie

I see it – hiding under my baggie

Oh oh ....

Oh oh ….

About this time, remembering I wanted to teach myself how to upload to You Tube, I had flipped  the camera to record mode – and I caught the last part of the game – the bit where the lemon pip has been scooted under the cooker.  Though the quality is very poor, [I’m sorry, apparently my camera is inferior!] if you listen carefully you can hear him purring away encouragingly beneath the whirring of the device …. But as I was holding the camera I couldn’t play my expected role of retriever, so despite my words of commiseration, the sad little whiffle of disappointment may be just heard at the end …..

Thanks for dropping by today – I hope you enjoyed seeing Orlando at play.

10 thoughts on “Orlando Finds A Lemon Pip

    • Gosh – great minds Anne ….. I am wandering around in Monty’s blog now – it’s sooo-oo great, lots of smiles…..
      It is very nice to meet you both!


      • Hi Pauline, I am only now starting to go back through all the comments I missed during our offline time. Thank you so much – this is really lovely of you! : ))x


    • He’s just a bit discombobulated – I’m supposed to be fishing it out from under the stove and I’m not – “It’s no good just sitting there talking at me – why don’t you fetch” is what he’s really saying …..Thanks for dropping by 🙂


  1. He is so handsome and you did a fantastic job with the video. You should be pleased, that was really cool. My cats always had more toys than they could use, but their fave was always a little ball made out of tin foil.


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