by Whiskers, Conjurer of C Words,
Well dear Friends. We have had 2 Alphabet Soup blogs both A is for and B is for... and they seem to have been well received. So, now if we follow the alphabetical sequence it is only logical to move on to C but be aware, we may CHANGE it up in future blogs and allow a few to CHARGE on ahead... letters like Q or X or Z... those exciting letters that get little exposure, that CLAIM a position in the latter half of the alphabet, letters which start fewer words than most others. For now, we'll leave them to the future and CONSIDER today's CONSONANT.
Now, I don't CLAIM to be CONSUMMATELY COGNIZANT of all the C words but on CHEWING it over with the other CATS in our CONDO they agreed we don't have to COMPLETELY COVER every C-word in the COMPLETE Oxford English Dictionary. And so, it was CONSIDERED that I should COP a turn writing this COLUMN and here goes...
First and foremost you may be wondering what the situation is with those CREEPY-CRAWLIES of which we've been inundated. Well, the CORPORATION has arranged for the CONTROLLER of Troublesome CRITTERS to take CARE of the CONCERN on Tuesday - that is tomorrow. We hope that they will CONK out and be COMATOSE until they CROAK. Then we can CELEBRATE with CHICKEN COOKIES, aka treats.
On another note though, let me tell you a secret. Grammy stayed up all night one night working on her knitting COURSE. She had been organizing and writing COPIOUS notes - Knitting Instructions, Resources and a Pattern for the CLASS to make. BUT before they would be useful they needed step by step photographs on how to CREATE each stitch.
A friend helped by CAPTURING photographs as Grammy demonstrated them: CAST-ON, knit, purl, CAST-OFF *aka bind-off and Knit 2 together - up to 8 photographs for each stitch. This CONSUMED a whole afternoon.
Now, would you believe this? The old Crone (feminine word for CODGER) assembled the photos in order with written instructions beneath, COMPLETED two other documents. This took all night! Yes, like from 7 PM to 6:30 AM. Talk about stupid, almost CRETINOUS. She was useless the next day. TOTALLY!
After a few days to recover she sent them off to be edited by two COLLEAGUES. They were thorough and noticed a COUPLE of un-CLEAR instructions and CLUED her in. GRAMMY fixed them, printed the document and left it overnight. When she went back to it again, read it through with a CRITICAL eye she found three more errors - two where left and right were reversed and one photograph which was in twice. Oops!
Well, finally it was ready and none too soon. CLASS was last Friday and all went well. The CO-ORDINATOR was pleased, Grammy was too. So, now the old dear goes back this afternoon, not to teach, but to be available to COACH if the students want some one-on-one. If a CONFERENCE room is available for them to meet next week another CLASS will be scheduled for the next lesson.
Now you must wonder what we feline CUTIEPIES have been busy doing while all this was going on. Well, someone, name held to protect the guilty, CAPITULATED a CHERISHED CUP making it CRASH into four pieces and then joined the rest of us CURLED up in our CONDOS, in the CLOSET, in or on our CRATES, COTS, CHAISES, COUCHES or CHAIRS CONTEMPLATING how CALM and tranquil it has been with Grammy CONSUMED by her COURSE.... It has been CELESTIAL!
I think we'll give her a C plus. What do you say?
COMMENTS are welcomed. Let's have fun with them.
Five Cats, Five Personalities, One Goal - Mischief & Mayhem.