Here are three observations for today:
1) I have tons to do but am blogging instead.
2) It is REALLY cold here: 10 degrees, I think.
3) Cats all over the world allow random things to be piled on them.
The subject of today's post is #3. We have long been able to pile all kinds of things on Tinsel's back: bows, cat toys, and notably the TV and DVD remote control (which we call "trollers" around here). But until yesterday, we did not know that Lily also would allow stuff to be piled on her. Here, piled on Lily, is a random collection of things that were lying around: two trollers, a Dreamsicle wrapper, a Christmas card from my cousin's family, a hair tie, and one pink sock. Given Lily's personality, we didn't expect her to stay still for this, but she didn't mind at all. In fact, next time we will pile even more stuff on her, just to see how far we can go with this. (I tell you, we are easily amused around here.)
While back, a customer in one of my classes told me about the website "Stuff on My Cat" http://www.stuffonmycat.com. Here, you will see all kinds of amazing (and strange) things that people place on their cats. Be sure to click on the categories (of stuff) at the right side of the main page.
Now, I find it rather fascinating that:
1) cats all over the world, regardless of breed, size, age, or nationality, seem to willingly allow all kinds of stuff to be placed on them, and
2) people all over the world independently pile stuff on their cats, without any sort of global directive to do it.
Now these are deep questions to ponder today, when I really should be working.