Simply 6 Minutes: Pets And Stuff

"Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read." – Groucho Marx

"I like dogs. Anything they do, you can watch." – David Brenner

I waited on David Brenner when I worked in the liquor department at Marshall Field’s in college. I sold him a bottle of Dom Perignon and a box of candy. I didn’t let on that I made it a point to watch The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson every time he was on, because I thought he was hilarious.

I know, that has nothing to do with dogs, but I’m going stream of consciousness here. Speaking of which, I and many of my fellow bloggers (which includes a lot of women) do stream of consciousness every Saturday.

We adopted a stray kitten who we later learned was pregnant. She had five kittens, who we also adopted. After that, Judy (the mother cat) walked around with a look on her face that said "I brought you into this world, I can take you out." She was a good mother, though. One day her son got into a scrap with one of our other cats, and Judy went diving off the couch right into the fray.

The son, incidentally, would spend the entire day in the bedroom, sleeping under the bedspread. Two of the daughters were also a bit strange: they lived here their entire lives and were deathly afraid of Mary and me. Either that, or they were stuck up. They were calicos, who are always a little weird. We also had a tortoiseshell cat, and they are definitely a little goofy.

Did I say "a little"? They have more screws loose than a hardware store after an earthquake.

Torties are great cats if you only have one.

I know, this is supposed to be about dogs. Oh well…

Christine Bialczak is more or less in charge of Simply 6 Minutes.

15 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes: Pets And Stuff

    1. We had three out of Judy’s litter, two calicos and a tortie. I think that socialization has a lot to do with it: I don’t think we gave them enough attention when they were babies.


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