Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cat's lessons

I've been owned by my cat for seven years, and it's amazing the things I've learned from her. My latest lesson? Perseverance.

While revising my MS this week, I found myself confronted with a plot hole the size of Texas. Maybe the size of Texas and Oklahoma. When writing a list of suggestions, staring out the window, and a bowl of my favorite cereal didn't spark a revelation on how to fix it, I decided to take a break and harrass   play with my cat.

I placed several of her treats (or better known as cat crack) inside an empty paper towel tube. I read the idea on a vet's website, so I'm not totally sadistic. 

She circled the tube, sniffing, growling, and nudging it for a few moments, before slapping the tube off the bed.  She got her treats, and I received more than a dirty look and a swishing tail. A lesson in perseverance. If something isn't working, figure out another solution. 

Only the determined get the kitty treats.
 

13 comments:

  1. Love that your cat's in charge. I love your blog. I hope you have fun with it, lol.

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    1. Yeah, she's totally in charge. And has no problem letting me know it, lol.

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  2. Yay, Carla! Welcome to the blogosphere! :)

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  3. Cats! My dogs would have eaten the paper towel roll and the treats. If you can't solve it: Eat it!

    Love your background.

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  4. I agree with that philosophy. Especially if the problem is covered in chocolate.

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  5. Greetings!

    I'm hopping over from GUTGAA and visiting some blogs before the fun begins! Nice to meet you and good luck with your blog!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  6. Yay Carla! Congrats on the new blog=)It looks great!

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    1. Hi! How are you doing? It's been a long time since we talked.

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  7. Very cute! I'm hopping form GUTGAA too.

    Rachel Dillon
    ThroughEndangeredEyes.blogspot.com

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  8. Laugh. Out. Loud. That is funny, and too true. I'm with GUTGAA too, and I was drawn in by your blog's name! Nice to meet you :)

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    1. Hi KatieC! It's nice to meet you, too.

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