I make no apology for being a lover of “fur babies” because animals are such wonderful companions in the home, especially when you work from home and don’t get much chance to socialize “out there” in the real world.
The writing prompt from the Ultimate Blog Challenge for this fourth day of January is this:
Day 4: Let’s Get Funny
Everyone can use a little injection of humor from time to time.
Well, we have discovered our furry family members often provide the greatest sources of comedy relief on a daily basis! Not only does each of our 6 cats have his or her own distinct “purrsonality” (5 of our 6 cats arrived as a litter of feral kittens five years ago in our back yard) — but our pup Desi acts like she is part human, and Zoe seems to be confused and think she’s a cat.
For instance, one cat, Tiger, routinely sleeps on the night stand next to my hubby’s side of the bed; when she thinks he’s gone to sleep, she “sneaks”down onto the bed, sniffs his forehead and eyebrows, and nestles into the corner of the bed next to his pillow.
Another of our cats, Lulu, doesn’t bother being sneaky – she just walks over me and wraps herself around my head. She apparently thinks I need a head warmer during this cold weather! 🙂
These particular two cats also think they are my personal “quilt inspectors” …
Our hound pup Desi sits sideways on the couch with her back legs extended like human legs and her front legs draped over the back of the couch – and watches TV. Other times she sits next to my hubby in the same pose with her back legs – but then puts her front legs and paws on his desk, as if she’s imitating how he sits in front of his computer as he plays WoW! (I do have to get pictures of this!) Here she is in a similar pose, in a livingroom chair, and then in her “go crazy” pose, rolling around and making funny noises:
Zoe, our new little black lab, is small enough that she climbs onto the table from the couch and lies in the cat beds to look out the picture window at the birds.
So yeah, as you can see from the pictures, these are only a few examples of how silly our animals are sometimes – but they certainly provide some light-hearted moments, as well as some friendly, furry companionship!
What about you? Do you own pets? Do they also do some silly things to add levity to your day?