Thank you for all your responses to my survey. I got treats for being supportive.
Peggy and my human are excited to launch their new blog CATNIP
I’m getting excited too cuz I’m being supportive and will get treats for my contest.
I keep asking them Why on earth name the new blog CATNIP and not FREDDIE?
According to humans, catnip makes you mellow. (What they don’t know is it drives cats wild with desire.) Peggy & Judy want to help you find your mellow but if it drives you wild with desire for more CATNIP they’ll be pleased.
Peggy and my human each worked for over 210 dog years as Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. That’s a lot of years. They decided to share what they’ve learned and the tools they’ve taught rather than have all their stuff blindly dumped into a shredder after they’re gone.
So . . . continuing to be supportive . . . I’m sponsoring a contest to help them be successful bloggers, like me.
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to CATNIP so Peggy and my human don’t think I’ve sabotaged them (as retired psychotherapists they are sometimes a bit paranoid).
It’s easy – just enter your e-mail address in the subscribe box at the top right hand corner of the CATNIPBLOG site.
Freddie Parker Westerfield, Certified Canine Therapist, RET
P.S. I made them promise to have fun doing CATNIP. I know them . . . if it isn’t fun they won’t do it. So if you pay attention you’ll see some of their original drawings, stories, poems sneak on cat feet into the CATNIPblog.
P.P.S.S. Neither Peggy nor my human are very smart when it comes to technical stuff. Ronna Skinner, graphic designer extraordinaire (not to mention Peggy’s cousin-in-law) helped get the cats Peggy drew, safely perched onto the letters where they can play with “CATNIP” to their hearts content (and not bother me)
I’m posting this, in anticipation of December 23, 2013 because I probably will forget to post it then.
I don’t care for radishes. You never know when you bite into one if it’s going to be bland or bitter. It is much more appealing to admire them as opposed to eat them.
Talk about CREATIVE EXPRESSION!
“Every year on Dec. 23, artisans from around the region show upearly in the morning to set up stalls in the plaza and put the finishing touches on elaborate sculptures carved from radishes — not the petite, round ones we’re used to in this country, but big, heavy radishes — some as big as 6 pounds and 20 inches long. More than 100 people have signed up to compete in various categories in this year’s contest, according to the Mexican daily El Universal. They’ll be working with some 10 tons of raw material.”
“The Night of the Radishes is serious business. Contestants register months in advance, and local authorities oversee the growing and harvesting of the radishes to make sure no one gets an unfair advantage. And there’s serious money at stake: Last year’s winner reportedly took home 15,000 pesos, or roughly U.S. $1,173at the current exchange rate.”
And I thought Mr. Potato Head was the be-all, end-all . . .
My Haiku about HaikusHaiku is easygo ahead and jump right inThere’s no need to rhyme My haiku about feetAll ten of my toesare connected to my feetthey wiggle, it’s neat My haiku about LoveHow about a kissusing both your luscious lipsyes, smack it to me! PRIZES!!!
A Hypnotic Healing CD, worth $20, or
One of Max’s Green stuffed Dogs
A winner in each category!
Here are the 3 categories:
A body part, that is legal when visible in public.
“Surprise me”, your choice of topic
You must be a subscriber to this blog. It’s easy, just click on e-mail subscriptions (top of sidebar) or RSS (in the Header)
You may enter as many Haikus as you like in each category.
A different winner in each category, even if you think your Haiku is the best in more than one category.
That means three of you at a minimum will win! How do you beat those odds considering only 3 people at the most ever leave comments.
Winning entries will be decided on a whim by Judy and will not necessarily reflect the opinions of WordPress nor the vagaries of literary criticism.
Write your Haiku(s) in the comments section of this post.
Closing deadline: February 12th, the last day of my Unbirthday.
Your fingers to countsyllables five, seven, fiveNot cheating to use You’ve nothing to lose Sending your haikus to meSo easy, you’ll see
Laurie M. Judy my first entry is the name J.P. (judy’s pacemaker)I’ll think of more. We can enter more than once, right? RIGHT!
How about “Rose”. Because your wonderful little P.M. puts the rosey color in your cheeks and ensures you will continue to see the world through Rose Colored Glasses & a Rose Colored Heart……You can even have a beautiful rose tattoo.
I think you should name her “Tweeker”. She tweeks when you need her to and as all pacemakers they need to be tweeked so they do their job right….(Just like everybody else) we all need a little “tweeking” from time to time to help us keep on “pace”.
Our family had a friend named Ticky…but we could give her a title Miss Wired…
Here are some facts to jump-start YOUR creativity:
♥ Her parents are Mr & Mrs Biotronik
♥ Her adoption cost $38,000, not including doctors fees for 8 hours in the hospital (no meals)