“Cats are unpredictable as they don’t know what they’re going to do next until they make it happen through nosiness, invention, acrobatics, and sheer force of will.”- Stewart Stafford.
C O N T E M P L A T I N G H E R N E X T W O R D
This week’s Wednesday Challenge on partner Susan and my alternate site was the word BORED.
They say that many folks get bored easily after the Christmas and New Year festivities have ended and that during the winter months they suffer the ill effects of cabin fever. But what about our pets that at times are forced to stay in a warm and safe shelter for their own well being?
This is the story of one cat (Tiger) who followed her curiosity instincts with the hope of beating her share of the winter blues if only momentarily.
Last Saturday evening I was invited to a friend’s house for a game of Scrabble and supper after we finished playing this challenging word game.
In the middle of the game when it was my turn to use my letters to form a word my friend started to prepare supper. Her 20-year-old cat, Tiger , had been anxiously moving back and forth under the table. This friendly feline’s goal was I wrongly assumed to get a yummy treat or a friendly pat on the head from one of us as we played the game.
As I sat quietly at the table trying to concoct a word from the letters I had selected the ever curious Tiger climbed up on the empty kitchen chair and stared intently at the few wooden letters that were on the table top in front of her.
For a moment I though she was actually going to place the letters in a way that would actually create a word in the English language. Alas she did not but quietly jumped off the chair and took her leave from the kitchen.
To all cat owners out there I at no time offered Tiger any type of alcoholic beverage which might have hampered her playing skills. After all that would be considered cheating. Catnip would have been better for her.
I found it interesting that she did want to actively partake in this word game.
Her one word creation might have simply been “meow!”
Now that would have been a mouthful for sure.