Caution: If you get squeamish around pet hair, pets near where you might insert food into your mouth, large numbers of pets in one place, or you work for the Health Department, no one is forcing you to read any further.
This post is dedicated to Kristine, who lives with only one dog (Shiva) and one cat (The Cat) and who writes eloquently (and often humorously) about them at her blog Rescued Insanity. To her I say: Insanity is such a relative term!
So I took this picture today at the crack of dawn (except that dawn had cracked about an hour earlier for less morning-averse people):
Unfortunately, due to my poor camera skills and the seven moving targets, this is the best photo quality I could get. I did, however, make a few clarifying adjustments in this next photo:
And what you are seeing here (in case you can't tell) is cat treat time at my house. It happens once a day, first thing in the a.m., usually by my husband, right after he starts a large pot of coffee. (Yes, I know. :) Anyway, today he was running an errand, so Middle Child stepped up. Also, since dawn had cracked an hour earlier, the dogs, who are normally still in the bed at this time (and therefore, not trying to get in on the cat treat action), had already eaten their breakfast and were free to try and get in on the cat treat action.
Note: Cat "treat" time should not be confused with dog "snack" time, which falls between 11 a.m. and noon daily. We have two distinctly separate words for these activities so that the dogs don't break the sound barrier trying to get into the pantry whenever the word "treat" is called (and vice versa for the use of the word "snack"). We also, I will have you know, sometimes spell out T-R-E-A-T and S-N-A-C-K in front of the animals. Because although they can speak English, they can't spell it...yet. :)
So there you go. I hope we can still be friends. Even if you're allergic. And if you are, just say "no" if I invite you over; I'll understand. :) (By the way, how did bloggers ever manage before the invention of keyboard smiley and winky faces?)
My next post will be technical in nature, but with a sprinkling of furry faces. I recently moved to a custom domain name (URL/address) for the blog and I want to share some of that experience with those who are interested. Hint: It wasn't hard and the transition has been seamless. But best of all, the switch doesn't require you to do a thing!