Friday, March 6, 2009

Pet's Of The Week - Beowulf? No - MeowWoof ! - I AM THE CUTEST ! - YOU ARE NOT ! - AM SO ! - ARE NOT !

I have a conundrum that can only be answered by you, the ever observant readers. It seems that two of my pals, namely Linda in Washington and Robin in Tampa (or thereabouts) are having a discussion as to whose pet is cuter. Discretion being the better part of valor, I must disqualify myself for two reasons, A) Both ladies are my pals and B) being a fancy feline in lust, er, love, I would be slightly prejudiced.

The two beauties in question are the lovely Gabi Lin, who permits her pal Linda to live with her and the ever fetching Princess, who runs the house where Robin lives. Quite frankly, it is a difficult decision, but Linda and Robin really want to know who's the cutest pet.

To set the record straight, it has been said that some felines are quite contrary and can become very snoopy. I've heard the rumors that felines often do things that can be controversial and that their behavior is sometimes very rude. This picture was sent to me anonymously from the Florida area.

On the other hand, it is a well known fact that although canines are said to be man's best friend, they often think about themselves before others. Furthermore, I've been told that you really can't turn your back on them for they will quickly take advantage of any situation. This picture was also sent to me anonymously from the Washington State area.

So, now for your viewing, dining and dancing pleasure, I present to you the two lovely ladies, Gabi Lin and Princess. These lovely ladies are patiently waiting for your vote and unlike American Idol contestants, neither of these two ladies are cry babies, if you get my drift.

The decision's in your hands fellow readers. You will determine who is cuter. Remember, of course, that both Linda and Robin know where you live. The again you can also make a comment anonymously.

I would also like to show you the very beautiful Ebony who lives with my pal, Julie, author of "Julia's New Journal." Julie also lives with my pal Zoey, who's pictured on my sidebar. Ebony reminds me of a beautiful feline named Lucky Max that lived with Jimmy. Visit Julie at

I would be remiss not to show you a picture of Beanie and Brother Kirt taken in the 1950's. Beanie loved trouble and Jimmy and Kirt spent half their time bailing Beanie out of trouble. You see, Beanie loved to chase dogs, cats or kids. He didn't bite (that much), but he scared quite a few kids. He's only a pup in these pictures. Then again, so is brother Kirt.

The Cat's Meow And Puppy Dog Tales: Today's stories were sent to me anonymously. The first one came from somewhere in the northwest and the second one came from the southeast.

Two Robins were sitting in a tree. "I'm really hungry," said the first one. "Let's fly down and find some lunch." They flew down to the ground and found a nice plot of newly plowed ground that was full of worms.

They ate and ate and ate till they could eat no more. "I'm so full, I don't think I can fly back up into the tree," said the first one. "Let's just lay back here and bask in the warm sun," said the second. "O K," said the first.

So they plopped down, basking in the sun. No sooner than they had fallen asleep, when a big fat tomcat came up and gobbled them up. As the cat sat washing his face after his meal, he thought... "I JUST LOVE BASKIN ROBINS."

Linda received a parrot for her birthday. The parrot was fully grown with a bad attitude and worse vocabulary. Every other word was an obscenity. Those that weren't expletives, were to say the least, rude. Linda tried hard to change the bird's attitude and was constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, anything she could think of. Nothing worked. She yelled at the bird and the bird yelled back. She shocked the bird and the bird just got more angry and more rude.

Finally, in a moment of desperation, Linda put the bird in the freezer, just for a few moments. She heard the bird squawk and kick and scream-then suddenly, there was quiet. Linda was frightened that she might have hurt the bird and quickly opened the freezer door. The parrot calmly stepped out and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'll endeavor at once to correct my behavior. I really am truly sorry and beg your forgiveness."

Linda was astonished at the bird's change in attitude and was about to ask what had made such a dramatic change when the parrot continued, "May I ask what the chicken did?"

That's Possum's Journal for today. Have a great weekend and more next week.

Stray Tuned !


madcobug said...

I would be afraid to vote for either one of those cuties. That parrot joke was cute. Helen

garnett109 said...

Sassy is voting for beanie

Anne said...

I would hate to be in your shoes. I like both of them equally. Your cat looking up photo made me laugh so loud that it scared me. Anne

Paula said...

Couldn't you have two winners?

Anonymous said...

mmmmm, since i am of the feline species, i would have to say that adorable gabi lin is the cat's meow, but to that other species, i must say.....yo quero taco bell....
i neeeed a beeeger box!


coatie (from Coatie's Corner)

Anonymous said...

You emailed this to me & I opened it expecting YOUR journal. It took me a bit to realize, oh yeah, this is sort of from the perspective of a pissed off cat. Now I get it.
I was wondering why you were calling yourself a pet. I think I need a strong cup of coffee.

The cat is a dilettante in fur.
~Theophile Gautier

Joann said...

Sorry, Possum.... both are adorable... I'll stick to voting for American Idols!! = )

Julie said...

Can I say they are both tops in their class? I am constantly amazed by your jokes and pictures. Do people sent these to you or is it Jimmy's bad influence, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks the little guy with Beanie is the cutest!!

Robin said...

Too funny! I laughed and laughed when I saw this! It was so good I couldn't wait for Linda to get home from the hospital! I had to call her and read it to her in her sick bed!! You crack me up Possum!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Possum,

Since I am a CAT I must vote for Gabi Lin but Momma *sigh* thinks Princess is adorable. *rolls eyes*


Karen said...

"I don't see the resemblence"! Jimmy, really!! I laughed all the way to the forward button.

Linda's World said...

Yah, she did...Robin called my cell phone and read this entry to me while I was in the hospital. She was cracking's really a cute entry, dear Possum. Gabi was pleased with the pictures you chose. Princess is cute but I bet she makes more noise than Gabi, who rarely even meows. Linda, laughing in snowy & cold Washington state