New Year's ResolutionsPublished January 2, 2012
So last week I started wondering if it’s fair for just Marty and I to perform the necessary soul-searching to accurately assess any changes we need to make to enhance our lives? Since Sir Hubble Pinkerton and Dr. Hush Puppy, our two Oriental Shorthair cats are considered part of our family; shouldn’t they too be making resolutions of their own? Absolutely!
Well let me tell you! The boys were not at all thrilled by my suggestion. As cat people know only too well, cats abhor any types of changes unless it means being served a more delicious cat food flavor, given a larger sunny spot on the carpet on which to nap, or being provided with a taller cat tree.
Of course I should have been more in touch with the fact that to a cat, just the idea of consciously making a resolution to change anything would be truly acrimonious. But being intelligent and philosophical about most things, the boys finally agreed to give the idea some consideration.
After a few hours of quiet contemplation, both Sir Hubble Pinkerton and Dr. Hush Puppy jumped on the kitchen table, ready to enlighten us with their Mew Year’s resolutions. Since I don’t want our readers thinking I am breaking any confidences; the cats have given me purrmission to openly share them.
Dr. Hush Puppy will do his best to stop staring at Marty and me with his highly practiced woeful expression while we are at dinner feigning deprivation and slowly starving to death.
Since Sir Hubble Pinkerton is keenly aware that one of his favorite pastimes aggravates my husband intensely he will try his darndest to stop chewing on his brother’s ears, getting them all wet, sticky and “disgusting” when Marty is in close proximity.
While these two promises might not seem like a big deal to most folks, Marty and I were overwhelmed since the cats were making huge sacrifices just taking them under consideration. Of course, the proof is in the pudding, but I will keep y’all posted.
Do your pets tell you about any New Year’s resolutions about which they are planning? Let us know with a comment.