Sunday, August 28, 2005

The World Best Cat


My sister owns the greatest cat ever. His name is Spencer. I know, all of you cat lovers out there will disagree, that you own the worlds greatest feline, or know someone who does. But if you don’t know my sister, you would be wrong. Spencer celebrates his first birthday this Halloween and he is the best cat in the world.

Recently my good friend Shaw sent me a very funny site called “Stuff on my Cat” which is updated every few days. When she sent me this link – I spent hours laughing. Usually, my sense of humor is more sophisticated then Americas Funniest Home Video’s, the same type of humor this site has, but it still got me going. I am not a fan of dressing animals up. The balancing of items on a cat while it naps all afternoon is hilarious to me.

So this past weekend as I drove all over southeastern Michigan for a family reunion, 50 year anniversary, and hanging with the sibs, I had planned to put stuff on Spencer for a photo - because he is the worlds greatest cat and deserves to be on the web. But I never got the chance. I did get to put a lot of miles on my car, spend money on over priced and over taxed Michigan gas, see several people from my past for several hours, and debate my single status with several suggestions of suitable females companions.

The best part of the weekend was, of course, being with two of the original sibs from the longest embodiment of the family unit. We went to the pie shop on the corner that has changed names so many times over the years I can’t remember what it’s called these days. It was good to catch up. We ate French Silk pie and learned that one should never order it with ice cream.


Unfortunately, I never remembered to put something on Spencer. Sure we would play with the laser pointer to see how many times he could run in a circle. I dangled string for an hour. Even while I tried to sleep he wanted to bat at my toes, jump on the belly, or pounce on my arm. But I was so distracting that I never remembered to put stuff on him and pick up the camera. Maybe next time.

13 comments:

  1. Spencer kind of looks like my best friend's cats. But I am not really a cat person, so what do I know? He does look pretty cute though.

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  2. Sounds like you had a nice time. What is French silk pie?

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  3. French Silk is whipped chocolate and cream on a delicate crust. There is a layer of just whipped cream that covers it. Adding the ice cream is just too much.

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  4. What a nice weekend! Spencer does look like the best cat ever. And to be honest, I don't like cats much--definatley more of a dog person. But what a cutie!

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  5. You know, I am not as much of a cat person, but Spence doesn’t make me sneeze and acts much more like a dog would then a cat. He follows people all over the house, never leaving your side, is very playful, and likes attention.

    Most cats I have met are not like that – they tend to be alone plotting against all of humanity for the day they take it over.

    Thanks for reading.

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  6. Cute pictures, Paul. I like cats very much, they can be very cuddly. I just hate the cat hair all over the house. Plus, I think my son would terrorize a cat.

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  7. is spencer a kitten? he looks teenie. btw you won the profile on prof. david. nice

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  8. I love dogs - especially Springer Spaniels and Jack Russells!

    I also love the sound of French Silk Pie :) I am going to see if I can find a recipe on the web. Is it really a French dish?

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  9. Well, I have no idea if that's really the world's greatest cat or not (you could be lying, or perhaps typing that post under duress), but I will say that it's quite possibly the cutest cat. What a sweet little face.

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  10. (I have to type this again, because I just realized I accidentally sent that last comment as Anonymous. My name's not even Anonymous, it's Karla. :) Please delete the previous one, pretty please.)

    Well, I have no idea if that's really the world's greatest cat or not (you could be lying, or perhaps typing that post under duress), but I will say that it's quite possibly the cutest cat. What a sweet little face.

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  11. Karla:

    It is an honor and privilege to have you on my site. I think you may be one of the wittiest people I read, it is humbling to have someone like you pass by my little site. And no matter how highly I think of you, Spencer is still the greatest cat ever.

    Thanks for coming by.

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  12. My favorite one is definitely the coffee pot on the cat -- why do I laugh at this stuff? Spencer is DEFINITELY adorable!

    I always thought I hated cats, until I took in a 5-week-old stray. Dang it... their just so cute.

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  13. awwww....I want that cat!

    Marc

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