You might think this post, based on the title, is about some lofty subject. Like how disappointing our upcoming election choices - Governor Hasbeen Moonbeam Brown vs. Ms. Massive Layoffs Whitman or Senator Same-old Same-old Boxer vs. Ms. Give Myself A Raise After Massive Layoffs Fiorina. Why can't BOTH parties give us someone GOOD??? Sigh... But I digress.
The subject of separate but equal in this house comes up every fall when the blankets come out. Since California weather can be wildly unpredictable- in the last week, our highs have ranged from 67 to 117 - it's far easier to toss a throw blanket on the bed rather than drag our big blankets and duvets.
Years ago, I noticed that Mabel could simply park her butt right in the middle of MY side of the bed when the throw blanket arrived. Really??? That cotton throw is that much softer than the duvet cover? To Mabel, the answer was clearly, YES!
Since then, whenever I've added a throw blanket to my side of the bed, her side got one too. Problem solved. But then last year, I found a nice, soft, fuzzy throw. And it's extra wide...but not wide enough for the whole bed. So I put the fuzzy throw on my side and Mabel's black throw on her side, thinking all would be well. But NOOoooo!
She shoots me a look of great displeasure and sizes up exactly how much space of MY blanket she can curl up on! In this house... Separate is not equal unless our blankets are made of the exact same materials. So, at a time when I'm dirt poor... I'm in the market for a good, soft, fuzzy throw blanket.... for the dog!