However, before I get into what I learn from this prima donna pussy cat, we first need to comment on the NEW BLOG DESIGN!!!!!! On a scale of 1-10, how spectacular is the new layout?? What is that you say? An 18? Yes, I think so too. Again, HUGE shout out to Jenn at Munchkinland Designs for not only understanding my vision & carrying it out to completion, but also dealing with my countless obsessive emails throughout the process. She is an absolute dream to work with!
So, back to Lucy, my luscious load of a feline... This cat has the most ridiculous personality of any cat I've ever been around. She's cuddly, needs a ton of attention, adorable, princess-like, but she can also be rather moody, persnickety, & high maintenance. My delightful husband likes to say that Lucy's personality mirrors her mothers (Ahem... that'd be me). So, he's saying she's perfect, right? ha. Yeah, right. Honestly though, if he compared me to Stella, our less than intelligent and homely cat, I'd be highly offended. (Bless her little heart. PS- Yall do know the "Bless her heart" rule, right? You're allowed to say ANYTHING about anyone if you throw in a "Bless their heart" afterwards. It completely erases the negativity of the comment. Example: Susie gets around & is a heinous B word. Bless her heart. - The Bless her heart totally negates the previous statement. This could EASILY be my favorite Southern Rule & I exercise it often. Okay, daily.)
Anywho, as you can imagine, Lucy the Diva gets a lot of attention from my friends because... well.. She demands it when she fatses into the room. So, my hilarious friend Allie (aka THE Pink Lou Lou) & I consistently have conversations about the ridiculous behavior of Lucy (along with convos about the ridiculousness of her pug, Sadie Belle- A diva in her own right.), and we determined that the world could really learn a lot from Lucy's behavior, and would be a better place because of her teachings. So here we go in to Life Lesson #1 from a Diva.........
As I've mentioned in previous posts, we also have a dog, Hudson. Bless his sweet heart- he is rather, ummm..spirited in everything he does. He wants to be everyone's best friend, and he honestly gets upset if someone doesn't like him. Happiest Dog Alive. Anyway, he LOVES playing with Lucy because she's our only cat that will actually race around the house with him. However- she only likes to do so on HER TERMS. From the moment I walked in the door tonight, Hudson was in a rambunctious mood, and was chasing Lucy around like a mad man. She hissed a few times, but it didn't derail him. Not one bit. Then she opted to viciously growl & swat at him anytime he approached her to join in his rowdy fun. Again- homegirl was not having it. Being the sensitive puppy that he is, Hudson proceeded to cry/bark/make awkward sounds with Lucy's unwillingness to play. SO loud. SO annoying. Things finally calmed down when we had dinner, & we both commented about how nice the silence was. We figured Lucy had finally gotten pissy enough w/ Hudson's madness to have found a prime hiding spot upstairs away from him. By this time, 20-1 odds say that Lucy's thoughts went something like this, "Hudson, good lord child, can you not tell that I need my beauty rest after capturing 2 mice outside last night? What have you done to contribute lately other than chew our Mom's beloved JSimps heels? Idiot. To hell with you if you aren't going to leave me alone. I'll just sneak upstairs & find a new Francesca's dress to sleep on. I achieve my favoritism through preserving mom's new clothes by sleeping on them & giving them a nice fur sheen. Maybe you should try it sometime, moron. Ciao." However, we then walked into our living room to see this....
Lucy Lesson #1: If someone makes you mad, always keep your cool. If you choose to retaliate, do so in a strategic manner. During this process, you will provoke a genuine apology from the perpetrator.
As you can tell, we can all benefit from behaving like Lucy (aside from her excessive eating habits, but that's another story...).
One last tidbit- Since my kitty showed her crafty/calculating side, I felt like this was absolutely necessary because Lucy would totally do this if she worked to increase her literacy.
I'm aware I have an off beat sense of humor, but I laugh every time I see this :) Okay, thats it for now!