This is my seventh year of participation in the A to Z Challenge. My intent this year is to share a little bit about me each day… the good, the bad, and the ugly… so you can get to know “the woman behind the words” a little better!
Apparently C should be for cantankerous, though it wasn’t my initial plan. Both my tablet and my older laptop decided to be cantankerous (as in uncooperative) this week, and yesterday found me unable to keep either one powered up long enough to write a post or even read and comment.
Today I surrendered to the need for updated tech toys and accepted my son and daughter’s offer of a new notebook as an early Mother’s Day gift. Found a great one at a perfect price at Best Buy, and I’m up and running again!
Being honest, cantankerous would also be an apt choice for me at times, and not just yesterday or today. I can be argumentative, especially if I am frustrated or I feel like someone is not understanding what I’m saying. I tend to blow off steam, and then quickly get over it, sometimes leaving ruffled feathers in my wake. I own it, and I’m working on it; it doesn’t happen nearly as often as it used to.
My original choice for the letter C was an obvious one… cats! Speaking of cantankerous and cats, I once wrote a fun little limerick that comes to mind…
Carlos the cantankerous catWould bite at the drop of a hatWhen folks tried to pet himHe’d turn round and get themHe relished his role as a brat
I have been in love with cats since I was a very small girl living in an old farmhouse, I was fascinated with the barn cats, especially the mama cats with their kittens! From time to time we had a housecat when I was growing up, though my father much preferred we didn’t.
As an adult, I’ve had cats every time I’ve lived somewhere it was possible. Both of my children have grown up to love cats as well, and my daughter has three of her own. Papa Bear loves cats too, before I knew him he had one that lived to be twenty years old, which is highly unusual for an indoor/outdoor cat.
We presently have five cats, they are inside-only cats due to the coyotes and dogs that run loose out here in the country. You can see their photos in the sidebar. They range in age from Smoky who is 2 years to Sophie who will turn 15 this year. They all get along fine. Toby and Smoky, are wrestling buddies every morning! Sophie is the matriarch and they usually defer to her, even though she is small and a featherweight.
Three of them are rescue cats, while Tiggy and Gracie are littermates we kept from a mama cat we rescued. I am an advocate for adopting animals rather than shopping for them, so many desperately need homes and make wonderful companions! My fantasy job would be to operate a sanctuary for senior cats.
Papa Bear and I talk often about how much love and laughter our furkids add to our house with their antics, not to mention lots of floating fur, especially with four of them being long-haired! If you come here wearing dark clothes, you will go home looking furry, no matter how hard I try to keep up with it! 🙂
Do you like cats and/or dogs? Do you have any pets in your home now? Do you ever have days when you feel cantankerous?
Note: Please bear with me as I scramble to catch up with your A-Z posts now that I am back up and running here. This didn’t start out nearly as smoothly as I’d planned! I will be around to visit everyone within the next couple days and I can’t wait to see what you’re sharing! 🙂
Links to my previous 2018 A-Z Posts: