A Cat With a CareerPublished March 30, 2009
As far as I am concerned, being owned by a cat is a great honor. I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to be on the payroll of two wonderful kitties, employed as a staff member who dotes on their every whim. I mean, after all, don't we cat lovers strive to excel in the tasks that make our kitties happy? My cats have given this requirement top priority on the job description which they handed me on the day I adopted them and I have to modestly state that I perform my job with excellence, which anyone that knows me can highly attest. So when I received these exceptional series of photographs from my friend, Julie, it occurred to me that she had gone that extra mile for her cat, Karlton, a beautiful blue and white domestic shorthair, whom she rescued almost seven years ago. She gave him a part-time job, so that he could profit from his amazing talent, in an outlet which would heighten his sense of self-esteem, and at the same time an opportunity to enjoy the "fruits" of his labor, so to speak. Karlton, who is now approximately 10 years old, continues to purrsevere in his occupation as a milk tester. This important part-time job ensures that Julie's husband's glass of milk is temperature-purrfect and has an inviting taste. I am happy to report that while he is indulging in his committed career, he only gets a tiny taste of the white stuff to prevent any tummy upset. Of course, neither the kitty nor the milk is spoiled. But it is obvious to me that Karlton takes his job very seriously, don't you agree? Do you think that Karlton is unique in his behavior? Leave a comment and let us know if your cat enjoys "drinking" from a glass.