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This weekend construction on my Catio continues! I started to expand it a little bit last weekend, adding some walls and giving it a wider footprint. This weekend I’m hoping to construct a door and enclose the entire thing. My hope is to get it to a point where I can let Monster out into the larger catio space while I’m also in it — and then I can work on adding more shelves and ledges and general amusement spaces for him.
Last weekend he surprised me by being pretty chill in the smaller part of the catio while I worked on the expanded part. I honestly had not expected him to want to be anywhere near the sound of power tools. He did have a bit of a fit, hissing at me, when I first started working outside, but once he figured out it was me, he was perfectly content to watch from his perch. Can you see him glaring at me?
In addition to this work, I’ve got a little TBR pile going for the weekend. I’ve been thinking a lot about children’s books, particularly those that would fall into the “Middle Reader” category these days. One of the things I’ve been playing with is the different thematic categories that these books can fall into. I posed the question to friends over on Facebook about what categories/themes of books they enjoyed when they were younger. This is the list we developed, can you think of any to add (and book examples to go with them?)
- Dolls that come to life/dollhouses that contain mysteries. (i.e., Midnight in the Dollhouse, The Doll in the Garden, The Dollhouse Murders)
- Books about kidnapping, or the main character discovering they’d been kidnapped (i.e., The Face On The Milk Carton)
- Wilderness/Survival (i.e., Jack London, Scott O’Dell, Julie of the Wolves)
- Time Travel (i.e., Charlotte Sometimes, Ghosts I have Been, Princess in the Pigpen)
- General Ghost Stories (Wait till Helen Comes, Goosebumps, Bruce Coville)
- Kids making it on their own (Dahl stuff)
- Tragic illness romanticized (Lurlene McDaniels)
- Ballet/Gymnastics/Dance (The Little Gymnast, Maybe Next Year.)
- Anthropomorphic Animals in Epic Situations (Watership Down, Rats of Nihm, Redwall)
This weekend I’m going to dig into my doll-related books, I have a number of them and am looking forward to a bit of a themed read after my outdoor work.
What are you up to this weekend? Any plans?