Dogs are boys, Cats are girls – All the Best, from Number 3

Tom pokes Jerry in High Steaks, one of the 13 ...

Tom pokes Jerry in High Steaks, one of the 13 films produced by the Deitch/Snyder team. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love this post and had to share it.  There is a an important part about knowing that we all can be anything we want to be, but there is a wonderful fun part where we can remember the way we thought as children.  Black and white, right and wrong, male and female.  It’s how we learn, and children have such amazing ways of making sense of reality, whatever that is.

When I was little, I definitely thought Dogs were boys and Cats were girls- except for Tom of Tom and Jerry, and Sylvester.  But they were dopey cats so of course not female.

What made me laugh and smile the most was this response from someone named brazennell – I could totally relate.

She wrote

“When I was a child I would pretend my markers and crayons were people. All the bright colours were girls and the dark colours were boys. I used to do the same with an old chess set my grandfather had. White were the ladies, black were the gents. I have no idea what that means. I lack the insight and intellect to explain but I really enjoyed your post.”

Here is me totally relating in my response –

“brazennell, I totally know where you’re coming from!  I used to do the same thing- and in addition, I used to think numbers were people. 1 was a lonely old, but kind gentleman; 2 was a bit of a disciplinarian, always wanting to do what’s right; 3 was lots of fun (I was a 3 btw). I could go on but you get the drift. And now, quite a few decades later, I can still look at a person and tell what number they are.

Some people never grow up- thank goodness!”

So, what number are you?  I am a 3 because I’m round and have curly hair, but I’m also fun.  I like to laugh and I’m at my best when I’m not too serious- just like a 3.  I always wanted to be 9 though – 9 is fun and attractive in a much more sleek way than 3.

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thank you everyone who has visited, commented and guest blogged (you know who you are) during the past six months. While I’m a little surprised that most people coming here were in search of squid, I’m still giddily grateful for all of the reads and hope to provide you with even more to look at and comment on in 2013.  Happiness is the path so keep climbing!

A Visit to the Vet

Profile of an Italian American Kitty

Profile of Zingarella – my little Italian Gypsy-

Happy Friday everyone – or maybe I should say –  felice venerdì!

I have had an absolutely glorious week, working on this blog, getting lots of writing done, social networking with some wonderful people – many of them writers, enjoying the summer weather, and, most importantly – spending time with my family.  Of course you can’t really have a vacation at home without running lots of errands too, an attempt to cross stuff off the Never-Ending To Do list that I never have time for during the normal workday routine.

Today I stopped at the vets and was yet again reminded of the embedded  Italian culture in our daily lives – at least in my neck of the woods. Continue reading