Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thursday Theme: Spirited Cowgirls and Cats




Note: I have two photos for today's theme...neither photo is especially good, but they both really represent the notion of "spirited."



My best friend in the whole wide world and I go to the rodeo every year on her birthday. This blurry horse is not spirited at all, but the ladies on the other side of the camera most certainly are! "YEEEEHAAAW," Woo Hoo," and "Rope that calf!! Get 'im...Hurry!" and the like can be heard from all around when WE are at the rodeo. I never in a million years would have imagined how very MUCH I like this event...I thought I would humor the best friend in the whole wide world and go because I knew that she really wanted to attend on our first year. I imagined that I would watch politely, cringe a bit at the cruelty of it all, and then go home happy to be done with it. But, on the contrary, some seriously feisty spirit overtook me, and I hooted and hollered with the best of them! I had THE most fun! Now, it is a tradition...the boots, the chaps, the cowboys hats...oh, what fun, what fun!







This little fellow...this is Norton. He is our youngest. He might actually be THE most playful and spirited cat that I have EVER witnessed. Not only does he HIDE is silly places like the daughter's purse, but he LOVES to jump out and scare you as he is doing here. He LIVES to frighten our most skittish cat, Vivian, and it is the most humorous thing to see. (Poor Vivi!) He runs, gallops, jumps, investigates, hides, seeks, antagonizes, plays, and generally LOVES life! He is a Scottish Fold by the way, which means his ears are folded...and his face has the look of a snowy owl, which makes him deliciously ADORABLE! This cat will most likely never be a laptop cat, which is what the husband so desires. This cat was purposeful and intentional on the part of the husband. He bought me a cute book one year for a Christmas stocking stuffer called The Cat Who Went to Paris by: Peter Gethers. This book was about a Scottish Fold named (you guessed it...) Norton. The husband and I both fell IN LOVE with the idea of Norton, and years later, we have one. The husband wants our Norton to behave like the Norton from the book, and is disappointed when he does not. He does love our Norton, and he has rather gotten used to being amused by the lively nature of this precious creature. Our Norton is just so charming; we even have guests that really do come by the house...just to see Norton! LOL.



Thanks for allowing me to share some of the spirit in our lives today. Get spirited away...check out other people's stories and photos here.

6 comments:

Jenny Live & in Color said...

Beautiful cat. Sounds like he's very entertaining!

Golightly said...

What a sweet story about Norton and that is a pretty cool name. A great picture of him too.

Thank you for such sweet comments regarding Harrison's birthday. I am blessed, as are you...

just jamie said...

Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you found my post inspiring (well, that's my word, but ...).

I'll bookmark you and check back. Adorable Norton. And the rodeo, huh? Well, I'm a little curious now.

Arizaphale said...

Rodeos! It's been a long time but they were a lot of fun....

As for Norton, we have a non lap-cat too called Pippin. Himself calls him the Anti-Pet!! Sounds like your Norton is a little more appreciated.

natalie said...

Yeah!!! I do love Norton and ask about him whenever I visit.

I'm using your blog to try something out. I hope this works.

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Stacy said...

Such a sweet story about your kitty! As for the rodeos...as a former contestant in them, they are lots of fun to hoot and holler at. :)