Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ok, so the PAT YOUR PET DAY surprise, really was a SURPRISE!!!

Now, fair is fair. Already today on FaceBook the assistant has given his side of the story. A very biased view of the disaster if I might say so. Anyone would think that he was a Politician running for office.
You be the judge. Here is how it happened and the events leading up to it.

After last months effort with the cat litter all over the bed, I thought that I would do some planning and this month bring him something 'out of the bag' so to speak. So for the past week while the assistant has been out, each morning I have been standing in the water feature on the balcony and then squatting in it and finally soaking my tail in it. You see, I got this idea from watching this cat on a Youtube clip swimming in a pool and I thought that as the assistant believes that he is hot stuff that if I cooled him off then that would be a nice treat for him.

So to set the scene, it is 6:45 am and you need to picture the assistant sitting in his favourite chair, MacBook open on his lap and checking out his FaceBook page before he has his 7:00am swim.

I crept out onto the balcony and did my early morning dip in the water feature and then hastily raced inside spraying water everywhere as I then leapt through the air, gliding gracefully like a Rugby League player scoring a try, and landing on all four paws on the MacBook keyboard to score my personal try of the month.

Well, you should have seen the reaction of the assistant, as far from him being pleased of my effort he leapt into the air, MacBook and me going in two different directions at the same time, sprouting words that I believe are not appropriate for the before 8:30pm TV time slot. I did not quite catch them all but I caught enough to see me retreat at a great speed back out onto the balcony and to my makeshift home behind the water feature, and huddle with my heart in my paws, reflecting on what had just happened.

How could I have gotten it so wrong after all the planning and preparation that I had put into the PAT YOUR PET DAY surprise. I can only put it down to the super sensitivity of the assistant in not being able to accept a goodwill gesture on my part.

It seems to me that the assistant is more of a wussy pussy than me, and that is the story and I am sticking to it. *a celebratory two paw high five, to me*

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Seven wonders - as seen from a child

The following was taken from a Blog by young Ninure. I had hoped the assistant would marvel at the choices of the child, as he is quite simple himself!!


A group of students was asked to list what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:

1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one quiet student hadn't turned in her paper yet, so she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many." The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help." The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:
4. TO HEAR."

She hesitated a little, and then added,


The room was so full of silence you could have heard a pin drop.

Those things we overlook as simple and ordinary are truly wondrous. This is a gentle reminder that the most precious things in life cannot be bought...but are gifts from above. (James 1:17)


Safety is not the absence of danger, but is the presence of God.


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