Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday's Top Ten

Three weeks ago, the Top Ten was about dogs. Two weeks ago, it was about cats.

The one about cats garnered fantastic comments, and I'm going to use those for today's Top Ten.

So in the order in which they were received, and with thanks and full credit to the commenters . . .

More top ten duties of The Cat:

10. Rub your fur all over Aubrie until she sniffles!
Aubrie Dionne at Flutey Words . . .

  9. Our cats lay on any open book/newspaper they fan find despite the readers' intent of doing actual reading.
Kimberly Loomis at The Perpetual Writer

  8. Get the humans to feed you as much as possible as early and late as possible. Develop that big belly!
Conda V. Douglas at Conda's Creative Center

  7. Stare accusingly at everyone as they enter your room.
Elspeth Antonelli at It's a Mystery

  6. Will let you pet it only if you've made an appointment beforehand.
Marisa Birns at Out of Order Alice

  5. "Yeah, you BETTER like it!"
Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams at Mystery Writing is Murder

  4. In a shocking admission, I must tell you that these attributes are not far removed from behaviors I exhibit every day.
Galen Kindley at Imagineering Fiction

  3. Selective application of fur - dark hairs to light clothing, light hairs to dark clothing. Best executed while clothes are still in laundry basket and warm from the dryer.
VR Barkowski

  2. One of my cats . . . usually demands to be feed at 5 a.m. She has food in her bowl, but she wants fresh.
Mason Canyon at Thoughts in Progress

And the #1 duty of The Cat:
  1. Whenever startled, immediately start grooming as if to say "Nothing bothers me".
Laura Eno at A Shift in Dimensions

17 comments:

Aubrie said...

I love all of these responses! Very funny. :)

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Wonderful! And so very, very true.

kimberlyloomis said...

Haha! I love these! I also am going to enjoy harassing, I mean visiting those blogs you mentioned. ;)

Carol Kilgore said...

I love cats, just can't be around them. They're all aware how wonderful they are.

KarenG said...

These are great! Cats probably stimulate more discussion than any other animal. Definitely more interesting than the weather.

Carol Kilgore said...

That's surely the truth. Lots of rain down our way.

Mason Canyon said...

Always enjoy your Friday's Top Ten. Thanks for including Little One in your list. I love all the other comments and oh, so true. Cats are a breed all to themselves. Hope the rain stops soon. You can even send it our way, we're starting to get too dry now.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

VR Barkowski said...

Too funny and all so true. We just adopted a new kitten. She's working on mastering Conda's #8. She's like a furry bottomless pit. :)

Laura Eno said...

These are a riot and all too true! I always enjoy your lists.

Hope everything is coming along smoothly for you and your live-in handyman. :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I love it! And it's all TRUE!

Elizabeth

Carol Kilgore said...

Mason - Cats are unique. I just heard thunder, so more rain will arrive soon.

VR - A new kitten! How fun. Has he or she told you its name yet?

Laura - Thanks. So far, so good. But he's not quite up to par yet.

Elizabeth - I think so, too!

Talli Roland said...

Great responses!

Have a very good weekend!

Carol Kilgore said...

Thanks - you, too!

VR Barkowski said...

New kitten's name is LucyFur. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

OMG! I laughed out loud. What a great name - I love it :)

Carol Burnside said...

So true, so true!

Carol Kilgore said...

Cats are great.