Wahooo - What a purrfect way to start the week!
We just found out that the fabulous blog A Husky Life passed on the REALITY Blog Award to Feline Funnies. Gracie [currently grooming in case pictures are involved in this post], Benjamin Bunny [currently being chased by a mylar ball - at least in his mind], and I are so excited and honored.
The blog A Husky Life is especially dear to us because one of my "grandpets" is a beautiful female husky named Vera. While working at an animal clinic, my oldest daughter fell in love with sweet Vera - who had been given back to the clinic after a failed adoption. The prospective parents had been unable to handle Vera's hearing disability.
My daughter did not see Vera's hearing issue as a problem, merely a challenge to be overcome. To make a long story short, Vera became my first "grandpet" not long after returning to the shelter. She and my daughter attended classes for dogs with disabilities and now communicate with sign language.
I feel it necessary to point out, however, that Vera does have at least one thing in common with her feline cousins - selective signing (or hearing). When Vera doesn't wish to do what her human mommy is signing, she merely turns her head away. If she can't see mommy signing, she doesn't have to mind her. This is a trick that Gracie has perfected.
Okay- enough digressing. I can only imagine what Gracie would do to my keyboard if she knew I had been blogging about her canine cousin.
The last time they had face to face contact things did not go very well. Gracie had a truly magnificient "hissy" fit. Despite being inside her travel carrier, she managed to send spit flying everywhere, and her fur stood out like she'd put one claw into an electric socket - which is definitely not a good look for her. So in my own self-interest, I must return to the subject of the blog - the REALITY award.
There are several rules we must follow in order to accept this award:
1) Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2) Ackmowledge that blogger on your blog and link back to them.
3)Answer the 5 simple questions. (See below)
4)Nominate up to 20 blogs for the award and notify each of them. (See below)
5) Display the award on your blog somewhere.
Here are the 5 questions and their answers. It seems that it will be necessary for me to answer these questions on Gracie and Benjamin Bunny's behalf right now. Gracie is still grooming, and Benjamin Bunny is sitting with the captured mylar ball in his mouth refusing to let it go.
1. If you could change one thing, what would you change.
I would change the perception that cats are loners who do not need very much attention from or interaction with their human caregivers. Until I adopted Gracie and Benjamin Bunny, I was one of those naive humans who believed this myth to be true.
2. If you could repeat an age, what would it be? any year?
I think that both Gracie and Benjamin Bunny would want to repeat their current age. Bunny is old enough to be a great best buddy for Gracie, and Gracie is still youthful enough to enjoy Bunny's rough-and-tumble playfights.
3. What is one thing that really scares you?
The house alarm completely freaks both Gracie and Benjamin Bunny out. The few times it has been accidentally set off, both cats have leaped straight up into the air with claws out & backs arched. As soon as at least two paws touched the ground, each took off in search of the nearest bed to crawl under. It took hours each time to coax them out from their hiding places, and even longer to detach the accompanying dustbunnies from their fur.
4. What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you'll be able to complete it?
I believe Gracie would say: Rule the world. Or at least, be allowed to sit on the cable box for as long as she wants. I know it feels warm, etc... but I am concerned that she will overheat either herself or it. I'm not quite sure the cable company would be too sympathetic if I had to ask for another cable box because my cat caused theirs to overheat and melt.
Bunny, on the other hand, would probably like to actually catch one of the ladybugs who keep sneeking into the house and climbing around on the walls just out of reach. You can feel his frustration as he leaps and crashes into the wall in an effort to grab one before I scoop it up and put it back outside.
5. If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?
I think Bunny would want to be one of the construction workers fixing our house. He loves to watch (and try to help) his human dad when he uses tools around the house.
Gracie...I'm not sure. I think she would want to continue being a cat - just maybe one owned by royalty. That way she could rule the world without having to worry about paperwork.
Last but definitely not least, we would like to pass this award to some blogs that we follow and admire. Please take a few minutes to visit each one. We feel sure that you will enjoy them as much as we do.
Until next time, remember...
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson