|One of Ashi's favorite places is the dryer. Laundry day is always a battle to keep her out of the clothes.|
|On top of the dryer is almost as good as inside. It is warm and vibrates like a Magic Fingers massage bed. And it's where we keep the food dishes, which makes it even better.|
Famous last words.
She arrived at my house wearing a pink collar and with the name Pyewacket. She was so tiny she could curl up in the palm of my hand. The collar was "lost" in about 10 minutes and by the end of the day I was calling her Ashinoyubi, which is Japanese for "toes" - in tribute to her white toes. The name got shortened to Ashi and she has definitely grown. I think she currently weighs in at about 14 pounds. She learned very quickly that the kitchen is a place where good things happen and she is quick to come running every time I start to cook.
|Ashi learned very quickly that having small children in the house meant there was always food readily available.|