As many of you already know, I am the Queen of Kleenex. In fact, the first word I learned in Italian was “Fazzoletti” which are those mini packets of tissue that you can keep in your purse or pocket. So, you can imagine my frustration while searching the supermarket for the darn things I finally resorted to having to ask for them. I politely asked in my best Italian, but it seems that my accent was just too strange for the clerk and when I finally spotted them behind the cash and pointed she took it upon herself to correct my pronunciation with “FA-ZZZZZOH-letti”…isn’t that what I just said lady???
There are a million of these fazzoletti hanging around the apartment and I usually make sure that I have a few packs in my purse too. But it seems that I am not the only one in the house with a tissue fixation. Coco loves them! Every chance she gets she will dip her furry little head into my open purse and fish a packet out to play with. She carries it in her mouth and pounces across the room like the cat who caught the canary. It has become a little game of fetch between us (she needs little encouragement from me) and she gets some exercise chasing the stuff and retrieving it like a dog.
I certainly think this fazzoletti game is amusing until of course I get on a crowded bus with a runny nose and after digging in my purse for 10 minutes I realize the little thief pilfered my bag again for the stuff. But the fun doesn’t stop there. She has also destroyed rolls of toilet paper, rolls of paper towels (this generated hours of fun), and now her newest crusade is the Q-tips!
I came home one night to find no less that 100 Q-tips splayed all over the bathroom floor. It’s a good thing she is so darn cute because otherwise I may have to get her a part-time job to pay for all her paper fixations.