Does That Hair Tie Belong To My Wife Or The Cat?

I was in the bathroom getting ready this morning and I noticed a hair tie sitting on the floor near the door to the bedroom. At that moment, I was unsure if the hair tie belonged to my wife or the kitten.

Note, we call this cat “the kitten,” but that is neither her name nor her age status. I believe she is almost two, and her name is technically Quarter. I told my wife when she wanted the cat that we had too many and she insisted this one, due to only being about two months old, was only a quarter. I said yes if we could make that the cat’s name, and my wife agreed…and then subsequently tried to back out of. She wanted Fluffykins. I talked her into Suzie Quarter, Suzie Q being the shortened version, and then we just ended up calling the cat “the kitten,” usually in reference to her still high level kittenish need to play and get into/destroy things constantly.

Regardless, due to her habits, the kitten is not allowed in the bathroom. We keep the door shut. She is fond of playing with hair ties and my wife has provided many for the kitten to use. My wife also wants to be able to use hair ties though and has retained some for her own, separate use. Sometimes, due to the fact that someone is closed in the bathroom away from her, the kitten will shove a hair tie under the door in an attempt to get them to come out and play with her. Seeing the hair tie there I didn’t know if it was one of my wife’s she had accidentally dropped there or one the kitten had shoved under in an attempt to talk me into coming out and paying attention to her.

What to do? Give the hair tie to the kitten and risk it being one my wife had saved for herself? Leave it there and take a toy away from the kitten?

There was no way to be sure.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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