Friday, January 07, 2011
I have tried to find justification and relevance for writing this blog to our general health and weight loss issues. So, I went online to make sure that I could justify sharing my story: "Research has shown health benefits of laughter ranging from strengthening the immune system to REDUCE FOOD CRAVINGS. . . . . ., among other things."
With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to share a couple of stories about my new cat, Elton. I have never owned a cat before, always dogs. My father was not a cat lover and neither was my husband. Now that I am on my own, I decided to get a cat. I wasn’t quite up to speed on the day to day life and antics of a cat, but I have been finding out there are many. Some I find endearing, others, not so much!
The other evening, while I was stretched out on the couch watching a bit of TV, I heard what sounded like the raging hooves of a stampede coming my way. It was Elton! He streaked before my eyes, leaped on the table in the corner, put on his brakes, skidded across it and smashed his head into the wall and fell off. I laughed so hard that I almost peed myself…..and mind you, I was all alone!
The next evening I was filling the dishwasher, turning my back now and again to gather dishes. Evidently I missed the part when Elton decided to explore the dishwasher more closely and I shut the dishwasher door. As I was wiping off the counters I heard a muffled meow. I looked around and listened again. It was coming from the dishwasher! I opened the door and out marched Elton. It was a good thing that I wasn’t planning on running the dishwasher AND that I stayed in the kitchen long enough to hear his plea! I laughed all the way to the telephone to share a laugh with my daughter.
So the real reason behind this story is to share my ignorance regarding cat behavior and how I am learning that Elton is bound to make me laugh on a regular basis. This is a good thing for me! I could use some more laughter in my life, but then who couldn’t?!
This is a staged picture of what happens at my house when loading the dishwasher.