Beyond working on my own craft, I really enjoy reading other people’s blogs. I’m subscribed to several, including petadvisor.com and kittybloger (yes, one “g”) at wordpress. A lot of times I delete the daily e-mails whose titles aren’t very interesting, like “Ten Ways to Groom Your Cat.” But yesterday I felt compelled to open up two different e-mail posts. The first one was by kittybloger, “Cat tries to wake up dead friend.” Gross, right? A smart person would have thought to themselves, ‘hhmm that seems sad, maybe I shouldn’t start the day out with this.’ But I’m stupid. I went right ahead and clicked on the youtube link.
I shut it off within the first ten seconds. A cat is there nudging his dead kitty friend (it looks like he was hit by a car) and licking him and all the while some terrible sad song is playing (reminiscent of that darn Sara McLaughlin ‘arms of the angel’ crap). The next thing I know I’m crying at my desk (on my birthday) trying to think of ways to keep cats off the roads.
The other e-mail from petadvisor looked like it might cheer me up, “20 Cat Trivia Questions- How Much Do You Know?” YAY! I love quizzes AND cats! Except, wait, it didn’t cheer me up because I don’t know s*** about my favorite furry friends.
I only answered 8 questions right (so much shame).
I was expecting questions like: “Who is cuter, the fat orange cat or the skinny gray cat?”
Not questions like;
3. People have about 650 skeletal muscles. How many do cats have?
16. A cat named Towser was an expert mouser. (True story!) How many mice did this famous cat reportedly catch in her lifetime?
It became very clear to me that I need a subscription to Cat Fancy ASAP.
If you’d like to give this challenging quiz a shot go ahead: