Tuesday: WWPD

Today was COLD at 6am.  I headed out early for my run and it felt ok.  Not great.  Not bad.  No walking.  I am trying to run 3 days straight this week, then a rest day on Friday and 11 on Saturday.

Run: 5 miles / 56:40ish

I write a lot on this blog about our dogs, Annabelle and Solo (Wag and Bark respectively).  But we also have 3 cats.  Hershey, Pumpkin and Lucie.  This is Pumpkin.  Pumpkin is the worlds happiest (and roundest) cat.  The goodwill ambassador for all cats, everywhere.  She has never met a stranger, loves everyone and is always purring.  Or licking.

Her story is this: she was young and in a cattery, being bred for petstore kittens.  Her “owner” died and all cats, plus Pumpkins’ 1-day old kittens, ended up at the shelter where my best friend (and DVM) found her and her babies.  She took them home so they wouldn’t be put down, kept the baby (one didn’t make it) and we got Pumpkin.

I believe that Pumpkin’s attitude is something akin to this: I am not in a cage, being gang raped for kittens.  So I’m good!  No reason to be anything but happy. She takes care of Lucie and we have only heard her hiss at a person once.  Michael did something and she hissed at him. We have no idea what he did.  But he managed to piss off the happiest cat in the world.  But only for a second.   She is so round that sometimes you can flip her on her back and she doesn’t know how to flip herself back over, like a beetle.  LOL!

There are days when my fuse is SHORT.  Non-existent even.  And I ask myself What Would Pumpkin Do (WWPD)?  She would purr, and smile, and roll over and lick (she is a licker).   So next time you are feeling upset, angry, cranky or short-fused, ask yourself, What Would Pumpkin Do?

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About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on October 17, 2012, in Cats, Fitness, Running, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I really miss having a cat. Pumpkin is adorable.

  2. Hello 😉
    I love Pumpkin’s colors. The picture of her sitting on your lap like that reminds me of a cat we once had named Mocha. She remind me of the color of Arby’s Jamocha shakes.

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