Tonight I finally got a chance to sit down and look at the blogs I’m following for the first time in a week — some fantastic stuff you’re doing, folks! I only tore myself away because I remembered it was time for my own daily post.
In reading through the blogs, I realized that there are more tempting challenges to participate in out there than I possibly have time for, though I may indulge in one or two anyway — I have trouble resisting these sorts of creative sidetracks. In the meantime, an informal challenge was issued by Hot off the Press:
And because we know some of you are keeping score, dogs once again got the best of cats, with 9,195 and 6,111 posts, respectively. Look out in February, though — the 192 posts on turtles suggest that there might be a new internet animal darling in town.
Are we cat lovers going to sit there and let these pooches overrun the blogosphere? “Nay”, says I! Or maybe that should be “Mrow!” — horses are another matter. And turtles! Really! How can their stolid, plodding, armoured existence compare with the lithe and lovely liveliness of cats? Oh, OK, sea turtles are pretty graceful, and they do have pretty markings, but — turtles!
So I challenge all you cat people out there (we are everywhere, we are myriad, and we are all mad, mad I say!) to put a cat in your post and then in your tags. You can let me know you did in the comments, or not. The important thing is the reputation and honour of cats!
My contribution: a series of cat paintings in acrylic. I did these for a line of cards and prints, which are no longer available, but I am investigating the possibilities of online print on demand distribution. Stay tuned for that. But now, here are some of my valiant cat friends, going out to confront the dogs and turtles of the internet.