That’s right, I have nothing to say about writing today. So, guess what? Hold on to your horses, it’s pics of my pets!
Yes, I know. You’re saying, Barbara, you have a writing blog and you’re posting pictures of your animals? Why, yes, I am. I am bored of writing today, my friends. I’m so bored of it I’m slow-cooking a ham instead of writing. If my garage needed painting, I would probably do so. I might play a video game. Or take a nap. And if I needed advice on naps, I could ask the experts.
Polly is an All-State Champ in naps and eating. She can polish off a bowl of food in under five seconds. She showed up on our doorstep when she was about a year old and refused to leave. Here she is waiting to see if my camera is gong to morph into something she can eat.
Then there’s Daisy, who’s a bit camera shy and hates the UPS man and his van with a violent passion. We adopted her from the SPCA. She thinks the neighbors should stay inside their houses at all times and yells at them if they don’t, but if you come inside my house, she’ll love your legs off.
And last, but certainly not least as far as naps are concerned, I have two cats.
They’re both pretty big. I don’t go in for small cats. The younger of the two is Roxie. We got her when she was six months old. She crawled inside the engine of our car on a cold morning, and we actually took her for a ten minute ride without knowing it. Luckily, she’d crammed herself into the wheel-well and was uninjured. We had to keep her after that, but because of her bad experience, she’s scared of almost everything and everyone.
Then, there’s JJ. He’s made of pure evil. Also from the SPCA, he’s the animal I butt heads with the most. He’s willful, disobedient, and he won’t stay out of the sink. I think he secretly plots our deaths and probably yours, too.
So, there ya go. Made you look at and read about my pets. How do they help with my writing, you ask? Well, most of the time, they hinder. JJ by playing in the blinds and the others by napping so comfortably and making me sleepy. But if I ever need to write a dog or a cat into a story, I’ll have four distinct animal personalities for research. Yeah, I really shouldn’t pretend this has anything to do with writing. Tomorrow, I’ll write, I tell ya! Tomorrow!
And you? Pets? Do they help or hinder your craft? Yeah, I’m still trying to pretend this is writing relevant.