So you can understand why Sherbert is a bit put out by our latest home improvement project: painting the kitchen cupboards. Now, instead of strolling in and out of the kitchen at her leisure she has to be chaperoned. Instead of snuffling in every corner and sitting queenly on the little kitchen mat, there is plastic lining the floor and obstacles like chairs, cupboards, and paint cans in her way.
When I was sanding the cupboards down, she went in the basement. When I was painting she was barricaded in the living room by the trash can and the recycling bin. When I climbed on a chair to pain the high points, Sherbert positioned herself just so in the living room so she could peer over the sofa to investigate my every move. She even busted through into the dining area once, making a route through an end table, only to be barricaded by drawers and kitchen accessories that were strewn around the dining room.