14 08 2011

Fraud-the-cat has been into the garden again: Hissing at the rotten tomatoes,

tugging at my raspberries, ripping the string beans to pieces as they dangle, helpless, from their trellis. Fraud sways down a row of lettuce,rolls in an overripe eggplant and heads for my legs thinking she will wind herself along my ankles like a Boa Constrictor.  Why, you ask? What possesses said feline with such odd behavior?

The patch of catnip issued by the cook-who-loves-cats. Catnip is in full bloom….and so is Fraud.



Something Good

11 08 2011

A DOG’S LIFE, defined:

Way more than simply Something Good, non?




11 08 2011

I like words.  Some Italian; some English; some Latin.  Perhaps the word
most commonly used by dogs is ‘woof’, but this is merely the tip of the proverbial dog’s tongue.

Most people think dogs only consider only certain verbiage: Come, sit, stay, roll-over.  

True, these are important references to the dog’s life, worth contemplation and reverence, but there is so much more, no?

The beauty of a nuanced language is infinite. Replace ‘cat-lover’ with the word ‘ailurophile’ (meaning the same) and it eliminates the brittle edge of feline reference, making it almost palatable (pun intended).

Try these words next time you speak (woof) and see how pleasant the simplicity of beautiful speech becomes.

If dogs could talk, the list would be laminated to the collar for quick review.

Humans: Language is a wondrous gift.  Learn to use it well and enjoy.


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