We have reached Wednesday again and it’ll be a go-go-go day for me. I LOVE staying home on my day off, but today isn’t going to be one of those wonderful days. No, the dog has a spa day (yes, I know, my dog gets a spa day . . . I don’t . . . but my beloved Tibbi does.) and while she’s busy getting her fur all shiny and clean, her nails trimmed and buffed, her teeth brushed and her ears cleaned . . . I’ll be going from store to store getting the errands done that I’ve put off for far too long. I have some book store gift cards that I got for Christmas though, so I may have to indulge myself for a little while and just browse for a few new books. Can’t ever have too many, right? So what do we get to celebrate today?
Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day –Do you ever look at your cat, see her staring at you, and wonder what on earth she (or he) is thinking, and what they want? They want to say something, you can just see it, but they can’t. I have a “talker”, my black kitty (Itty Bitty Kitty – I know, how original) she just goes on and on, chattering while she follows me around the house and I just wish to goodness I could “get” it. But I don’t. What we can do is be aware of our feline friends, and notice when they want something, and try to figure out what that is. One thing that we all need to understand is that people who love cats are happy by the very existence of our cat . . . but we as people must perform daily to try to keep our cat happy – and that’s just the way it is. They are so much more demanding than dogs . . . but to me, it’s worth it. As I type this my Itty Bitty Kitty is sitting to my left staring at me, and my Pepsi cat is to my right on the floor and I can tell by her expression that she is nearly BEGGING to be petted. This post is taking me awhile because I keep reaching out to pet both of them.
Really spend some time trying to understand your furbaby felines today – remember they like to be up high – it makes them feel safe to be able to look down on everything else. They aren’t trying to be a pain when they jump up on stuff, they are trying to be above the rest of the room so they feel like nothing can get them. Ours have a tall cat tree – one kitty uses it, the other doesn’t. Go figure. They want to be right where you are, they will follow you all over and even want in your lap when you are busy . . . um, well . . . indisposed. You thought when your kids moved out you could go into the bathroom and be alone? Think again! If you have a cat in the house, that’s not gonna happen! Just be understanding and loving with them today. Give them some extra pats and snuggles and see if you can figure out what it is they are asking of you.
Celebration of Life Day – Today we honor our children and grandchildren in this country. Each child, each life needs to be held as a precious gift and should be treated with the highest respect and dignity. Today is Celebration of Life Day, the first week in January is Celebration of Life Week, and the entire month is called Celebration of Life Month! All of those reminders to celebrate this one . . . we should take it seriously. Love the children, keep them safe from the scary things and people that would harm them, and let them be the gift to this world that God intended for them to be.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Blonde Brownie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and eat blonde brownies. What’s a blonde brownie? I’ve had lots of traditional, fudgy brownies, but never a blonde one. Well, they are made with light brown sugar in place of dark brown chocolate. Another way to describe them would be butterscotch brownies – they were popular in the mid-1950s. Sounds delicious!