Mommy said the colors in this picture make her think of the cover illustrations of the Harry Potter series, which reminded her of a fun list that Daddy came up with as a Cat-Based Parody of the titles!
Hairy Pooper and the:
1. Dreaded Cone (Sorcerer's Stone)
2. Forbidden Closet (Chamber of Secrets)
3. The Captive of the Carrier (Prisoner of Azkaban)
4. Saucer of 'Vine (Goblet of Fire)
5. Ordure of the Litter Box (Order of the Phoenix)
6. Brother From Another Mother (Half-Blood Prince)
Shape up and turn the flash on so I'm not all blurry.
Now hold your hand just so...and block a little of the light so my butterscotch furs don't wash out. Why you don't buy a shade for that thing I can NOT imagine...are you some sort of cheapskate or what?
It's not like you have anything better to spend your money on.
Well, after you buy me (OK, us) stinky goodness, crunchy treats, cat litter, toys, nip, valerian, silvervine, cozy beds, and home-made poached, sliced, and dehydrated chicken breasts, that is.*
So, are you ready?
Here's one for the Laydeez out there--check out my chocolate brown cheek whisker, I grew it special.
Oh what the heck, here's another! A little Scouty-Splurge to start your week out on the right paw.
XX Scouty XX
*Notice I did NOT mention combs or brushes. Those items involve the Dreaded Touching of my Furson. Which is verboten.
My husband Scott is one of the world's most sensitive people--truly. Last Saturday while running to the Post Office to mail a large donation of cassette tapes to a home for mentally handicapped adults he noticed a pigeon hunched over on the centerline of a busy street; and even though he told himself he'd take a different way home he couldn't, and of course the poor bird was still there, in such bad shape it calmly let Scott pick it up and cradle it against his chest on the trip home.
Now, we have a friend who does bird rescue and I put in a call to her right away, but had to leave a message...and in the meanwhile Scott was a wreck, worrying and waiting. So I did a search on line and found on Facebook (of all places) the phone number of a local lady who did rescue who was home and she said bring it over right away. Not more than five minutes after Scott left (of course) our friend called back, and--small world--she knew the lady who Scott was headed to see! Turns out they both volunteer at a local bird sanctuary.
The pigeon has a broken lower bill (probably struck by a car) and, unable to feed itself, was dehydrated and starving, not to mention in pain--that's why it was so passive. It's being tube fed and a week later is doing much better. According to Mary (the rescuer) the beak will grow out whole, it'll just take time.
It is so true, you might not be able to save the whole world, but you can save one animal's world.