Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cows, cats, and champagne

No, this isn't a Sesame Street special on words that begin with the letter "C" (can you imagine how many kids would be bewildered by that last word if it was? tee hee), it's a glance into the associative leaps my mind likes to make. Just a small glance, don't worry--I'd hate to scare anyone.

As you may have noticed from some of the photos on my blog, I have two white-with-black-spots cats. Since that's such a clunky way to describe their fur, I prefer to call them "cow-colored." Zorro is even kind enough to further this association by desperately loving chewing on grass (he tries to escape just so he can sit on the lawn and chomp away) and having a little pooch that looks remarkably like a slightly furry udder. (I tried to get a picture of it for this post, but Zorro glared at me with a "don't even think about embarrassing me like that where all the world could see" and was utterly undeterred by my reminder that hardly "all the world" reads my blog. Sigh.)

Consequently, when I found out that this month's featured etsy blogger was SpottedCowSoaps, I immediately thought of my cow-colored cats. And when I found her yummy-lishious looking bottle of champagne soap it left me desperately missing my old bathtub (the condo we currently live in has only a shower. So again with my sighing).

Now, about half the time I look at my lovely cow kitties I find myself suddenly drifting into a fantasy land with bubbles and bubbly. I think the cats are starting to get worried about the dreamy expression on my face when that happens--especially when it's while I'm, say, clipping their claws or holding their open-but-not-yet-dispensed food. They seem to prefer having my complete and speedy concentration in those moments. Gee, I wonder why...


5 bits of commenty goodness:

Cats said... 12/30/08, 2:54 AM

...but there was a new post ;)

My kitties are quite fond of grass too..I think it helps with their digestive system..All the best for the rest of the holidays and the new year :)

Mishkat said... 12/30/08, 9:40 AM

The term "cow cat" is so descriptive (I learned it from Sharon Foster - not sure if it's a southeast US regionalism or just something people say anywhere) A couple of my cats are built like cows but aren't the right color :).

And that bubble bath looks great although we don't have a bath-type tub either though...

P.S. We finally do have a blog now - but I'm still working on it!

Anonymous said... 12/30/08, 6:44 PM

heheh what an association!
Momma used to be like that when she never had a bath, now she has one she never uses it :(
But pretty bubble baths do look nice lined up in the corners of it :)


Rose Works Jewelry said... 12/31/08, 4:07 PM

LOL - that's awesome! I'm glad I'm not the only one who makes weird word associations ...

Skitto, Peanut and Chyanne said... 1/1/09, 2:54 PM

We hope you all have a wonderfurr New Year!