This thread is even more fun and thought provoking than I had anticipated. Even if you don't feel like participating, I bet you'll find the comments, and the commenters' sites, of interest -- check them out -- and, of course, check out . . .
This last Friday Cat Blogging post of the year is dedicated to Bibs, AKA PeeWee, and her human -- my cousin Sue, who takes the wonderful photos that have brightened my cat blogging posts this year. Let's review [all photos by Sue Pinkerton ~ click to go to posts]:
Thank you, Sue and Bibs, for most of the sugar on this blog.
And don't forget -- this Sunday's New Year's EveCarnival of the Cats will be here at Watermark. Get those entries in, by 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Mountain Time.
Blog Carnival has a submittal form, and that is my strong preference for entries. The form makes things much easier on carnival hosts. However, a little caveat -- I have discovered that, if you use CoComment, you need to turn off the automatic mode before trying to submit your entry. CoComment and the Blog Carnival submittal form appear to be incompatible, at least on a Mac.
they say our days grow longer, our nights more brief, but i don't notice. i act as
humans do, tying up loose ends, filing important human papers, cleaning signs of life from tables and floors, speaking in cliches. sleet sweeps through our dim streets, keeping us at home, or cautiously
walking, driving, steep-stepping along icy untrustworthy paths to go spend more of money that is increasingly scarce, if that is possible to be. increasingly scarce.
the world grows harder, colder, more
slippery. even the dogs can't keep their footing. my body clenches to an iron bar, sure to fall and shatter, when one booted foot steps outside. under that innocent snow -- sheer treachery, bruising duplicity. never
enough. never enough warning, support, cushioning. never enough evidence to coax belief, to elicit the faith my grand- parents felt every day, with each sure and certain step. tomorrow, they say, sun.