Monday, February 09, 2009

Too Much By a Half


Okay, some serious cute is required to drive the dreary dismals from this day!

Perhaps a story to trim:

"I always thought you were a cat, said our cat, but I wasn't sure.
In heaven all things are revealed, said God. This is the form in which I choose to appear to you.
I'm glad you aren't a dog, said our cat. Do you think I could have my testicles back?
Of course, said God. They're over behind that bush.
Our cat had always known his testicles must be somewhere. One day he'd woken up from a fairly bad dream and found them gone. He'd looked everywhere for them -- under sofas, under beds, inside closets -- and all the time they were here, in heaven! He went over to the bush, and, sure enough, there they were. They reattached themselves immediately.
Our cat was very pleased. Thank you , he said to God.
God was washing its elegant long whiskers. De rien, said God."

This is from a story by Margaret Atwood about her cat being raptured up into heaven (Our Cat Enters Heaven, from "The Tent")

If that is not enough:


















Didn't know ducks had tippie toes did you?

Couldn't find a cute duck story . . . I finally have a duck story, but it is pretty literal:
These two ducks walk into a bar, which is odd because you would have thought that the second one would have seen it coming!

29 comments:

red dirt mule said...

temporary, temporal - diversions all are we, in the end. time being a construct of the human mind. just glimpse at the heavens - count the light years traveling from your favorite star ... and know that possibly you are witnessing its end ... or its beginnings. one never knows. traveling mercies, goatman.

btw: i like the ugly ducking story. it always resonates with me.

xo
rdm

polona said...

what a cute story and even cutest photos.
i have had a love-hate relationship with the ugly duckling story :)

Mother of Invention said...

Love the duck! "Dare to be Different!"

Azer Mantessa said...

cute :-)

"He'd looked everywhere for them -- under sofas, under beds, inside closets -- and all the time they were here, in heaven!"

the least the cat knows what to find. sometimes myself, when i look, i don't know what i'm hoping to find and when i leave, i don't know what i'm leaving behind.

MarmiteToasty said...

I was always the black sheep of the family so I LOVE the little yellow duck....... fanks for making my cute buttons get pushed this cold afternoon....

x

Rhiannon said...

I love this post and the adorable kitty and baby duck pics..so cuuutttee!

I have a black cat named after the character "Lizzie" from Pride & Prejudice.

Thanks for making me smile today Goatman...:o)

Blessings,

Rhi

Squirrel said...

what a funny story--thanks-- brightened up my morning!

Eddy is still looking for his. But he feels optimistic because he's till young. the others have given up hope.

Squirrel said...

all my favorite duck stories are actually cartoons--Daffy.

Marion said...

Came over to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day...and look what a barrel of cuteness I found! Thank you!

The Ugly Duckling's childhood was very much like mine...it's one of my favourite stories. I tell it to my grandkids, just as I did to my kids.

Angel Feathers Tickle Me said...

Lord...
Because love always perseveres…
Help my heart continually beat with love for You and others.
Thank you for this day when we celebrate love,
and for showing us what that word really means.

Happy Valentines Day

Angel Feathers Tickle Me

lettuce said...

how wonderful

I could well have believed you wrote this, but it confirms my views about the greatness of Margaret Atwood.


Almost unbearably cute pictures

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Middle Ditch said...

THAT cat and THAT duck made me smile.

e said...

Hi Goatman,

That cat and those ducks are too cute by half. Thanks for sharing the Atwood.

Phoebe, my Black Cat, is reading the Atwood as I type---she is fascinated!

ANNA-LYS said...

Tnx and in response ;-)

Hej Goatie ;-)

A nice example!
But, if someone "stole" all the verbs, it could be a fun playlearn, as long as it was introduced and handle as a game of detective process (problem-based), not a competition that is evaluated and graded. Before the game all the pupils has watched "The Name of The Rose" with Sean Connery. The book written by Umberto Eco is the best example of learning/pedagogy (or more learning to learn, meta-learning)
I ever have experienced ... I use it myself from level 0 to uni.


(( hug ))

ANNA-LYS said...

and Eco works in the footprints of the greatest American ever; C. S. Peirce :-D

Katie McKenna said...

lol... too cute! :) Thank you!

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Sophia said...

The kitty joke you posted reminded me of a kitty joke I had read some months ago.

Sorry for taking up so much space in your comments, but I just have to share:

One day a cat dies of natural causes and goes to heaven. There he meets the Lord Himself. The Lord says to the cat, "You lived a good life and if there is any way I can make your stay in Heaven more comfortable, please let Me know." The cat thinks for a moment and says, "Lord, all my life I have lived with a poor family and had to sleep on a hard wooden floor." The Lord stops the cat and says, "Say no more," and a wonderful fluffy pillow appears.
A few days later, six mice are killed in a tragic farming accident and go to heaven. Again, there is the Lord there to great them with the same offer. The mice answer, "All of our lives we have been chased. We have had to run from cats, dogs and even women with brooms. Running, running, running; we're tired of running. Do you think we could have roller skates so we don't have to run anymore?" The Lord says, "Say no more," and fits each mouse with beautiful new roller skates.
About a week later the Lord stops by to see the cat and finds him snoozing on the pillow. The Lord gently wakes the cat and asks him, "How are things since you got here?"
The cat stretches and yawns and replies, "It is wonderful here. Better than I could have ever expected. And those 'Meals On Wheels' you've been sending by are the best!"

Echo said...

Thanks, I love Atwood but haven't thought about her in a long time.
I think your kitty ate the mouse and is happily sleeping it off.

firebird said...

Ooh--cat hair on the computer--I have that problem, too...

Love the ducks--do you know what kind are the dark ones?

human being said...

hi dear new friend
thanks for dropping by my blog and your nice comment...

every friend is a new world... and i found this new world here so beautiful...

don't know why but the cat story made me sad!!!
it's just a chronic disease i've got:
can't enjoy most of the jokes!!!

but your ducklings filled my heart with such joy, i called out to my daughter to come and share it with me...
:)

Naj said...

A little award for you, to thank you for your friendship!

Margie said...

Loved the story and those photos...too cute!
You defintely made me smile...thank you!

Margie:)

Squirrel said...

still cute!

iriz said...

Hi dear!

this is so funny and really cute. i love cats' eyes and the waggling little tail of ducks. nice story ;)

thanks for making my day!

take care always!

iamnasra said...

This was cheering me up .. I need a bit of this

Princess Haiku said...

This kitty kat is adorable and brings to mind a litter of Persians that I raised years ago. They were abandoned by their mother and I had to feed them with a tiny bottle.

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