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Saturday, October 18, 2008

CameraCritters#30 and Smiley Saturday#24

Make Room for Small Reflections
Haiku Friday #81 is below this post and
Photo Hunt #25 is at Sacred Ruminations today.
This is my 30thMisty Dawn started the meme and explains the rules here.
An Uninvited (but frequent) Nocturnal Visitor
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This is my 24thIt's been a BUSY & challenging week,
... yet enjoyable in many ways as well. I'm a bit crunched for time again this morning, but I received the following in email this week and since it made ME smile, I thought it worth passing along ... just because. Enjoy!

Excerpts from a Dog's Diary......

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk Bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a Cat's Daily Diary. ..
Day 983 of my captivity...
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. Bastards.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now................
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I'm counting down to my

1st Blogoversary on October 22nd
in just 4 days ...
Small Reflections ... Smile Back
Thought for Today
"It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being." Henry David Thoreau


kitten said...

Loved how you did the 1st picture! The 2nd and 3rd pic didn't show up.
I have something for you over at my bog.

Martha said...

I've read that before - in fact I posted it on one of my AOL blogs a while back. I love it - and it's so true! LOL! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

hmmm... that cat diary has confirmed my suspicions...

Anonymous said...

Great shots and the Thought for the day means a lot!

Gattina said...

I am still laughing ! Your post is soooo cat !! I now believe that he really wrote that, hahaha !

Unknown said...

I love the comparison between cats and dogs. Soooo true :)

Sandy Kessler said...

such fun and wisdom sandy

kitten said...

Yes, they should up and look wonderful!
I meant to say Blog not bog. LOL!

kitten said...

I meant showed up.
Gosh, I need to go back to bed. LOL~

ratmammy said...

loved that kitty shot! that kitty diary always makes me laugh.

Lapa37 said...

ROFLAMO at the cats story way to funny...

Carletta said...

I haven't seen any of your little night visitors here but I'm sure they're out there in the woods.
The dog and cat diaries are too cute!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jane Hards Photography said...

I have talking birds you have diary keeping animals. So funny.

marLou said...

Ha! so funny and so true. Luv it!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I not only love the dog and cat diaries....I posted the very same ones some time ago....months ago. Aren't they just a hoot? My blogging friends tell me they are pretty true to form...would you agree Virginia?

lightening said...

LOL. Very funny. :)

Akelamalu said...

I loved the dog and cat diaries - so funny.

What exactly is that critter?

Unknown said...

That kitty diary is too funny! And your nocturnal visitor just likes harassing Molly. :)

maryt/theteach said...

This certainly does save you storyteller! You must be a dog and/or cat owner yourself! That dog diary is hysterical....

Misty DawnS said...

Hehehehe - the good ol' possum. Yup, possums, groundhogs, and skunks visit our yard and my dogs hear them and go crazy too.

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