After our last couple of posts where we ran about Miss Keetha's house snapping pictures behind her back, Miss Angie asked us if we have ever had a close squeak where Miss Keetha nearly caught us.
You see, THIS is where Miss Keetha thinks we live, 101 S. Kitchen Table Way. She thinks we stay here with our neighbor, Freddie Finzsaltandpepper and never go anywhere without her express knowledge and assistance.
Ho-Hum how boring!
No - - - we have adventures. We go on reconnaissance missions! Our life is one of thrills and chills.
Miss Keetha is none the wiser.
How is this so? You may well ask.
You see, Miss Keetha is the Queen of One-Track-Mindedness. Her children learned this at very early ages and you should HEAR the things they got away with when Miss Keetha's little mind was occupied elsewhere.
No dummy bears we, we have learned to take FULL advantage of this. We get out and about and explore EVERY time she is occupied with her blog, or reading, or TV, or just ANYTHING that catches her fancy.
On those rare occasions when she becomes conscious of her surroundings and we are elsewhere than 101 S. Kitchen Table Way, we take advantage of one of THREE tried and true concealment methods.
METHOD ONE: BLEND
Wherever we are, we simply blend into the surroundings.
One would THINK Miss Keetha would NOTICE us on her computer desk while she is blogging - - - - but you forget, she is the QUEEN of One-Track-Mindedness.
As long as she doesn't sit on THIS couch and lean back on THIS pillow - - - we are safe.
She has never yet noticed two little black bears blending in with her graduating class of 2010.
Blelnding in with family portraits. Hey - - - WE'RE family too ya know!
Cream? Sugar? Bearsaltandpeppers anyone???
Help yourself to a nice cuppa - - -
Button, button, who's got the button???
Gingerbread Coffee-mate? E-V-O-O? Black bear???
You KNOW we always enjoy bowling!!!
It isn't just the grans who enjoy the toys!
"Hike one, hike two, hike three!!!!"
What? You don't think THIS is a safe hiding place? You think she'll see us when she works on her puzzle??? You forget - - - Queen of One-Track-Mindedness!
METHOD TWO: WE GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS
In our adventures in and around and about Miss Keetha's home, we have made friends. These innocent looking friends are often invaluable!
Miss Makena, who joined our happy little "Miss Keetha Circus" all the way from Finland just about a year ago now.
We may not actually BE Savannah critters, but we can PRETEND, can't we??? All we had to do to get the help of the Africans was to promise to take them on some of our adventures.
Can't you just HEAR us singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" in the little Lutheran village???
Bucky, Edgerrin, and Joseph always keep our secrets. We steer clear of the snapping jaws of Mr. Alligator! He's a Florida fan - - - what do you expect?
Terd Furgeson is ALWAYS most helpful - - - and he's cushy and warm besides.
METHOD THREE: OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND.
This is our FAVORITE method as we're totally invisible - - - you probably won't even SEE us in THESE pictures.
Bowflex. Do you think Miss Keetha has ever even LOOKED at a piece of exercise equipment??? If you said "yes," guess again!
Behind Fisherhubby's fishing shows. Miss Keetha NEVER watches those.
Head first into teapots. Totally invisible.