Wild Life Of A Little Monster

Others are scared of me because of all the fun I have. Considered a vigilante by my Eponine.

I Didn't Say That

Crazie Queen wrote in a post once how an "added bonus of feline blogging is it is an opportunity to stop being me for a while, and to be a crazy kitten dude, or a feisty old bagcat :-)." She went on to say that her Charlie was "morphing into a little surfdude :-)." I loved reading that post.

Now, for me at least, it was totally Eponine writing. I never penned a word. She was prolific and had tons of stories to tell. And she loved discovering a great, big, wide, wonderful world out there. After losing Ep, I wondered how or if to keep her blog going. Compared to her, I felt boring. Not to mention sad. Now I worry any new little monster won't be interested in blogging. There's so many uncertainties but I can worry about that later.

In her Feb. 12, 2006 column in "The Kansas City Star," Diane Stafford wrote about how no web site is "personal," and that someone can actually be fired for something posted on their blog. My Epster even wrote about that fact in a post last August. Ms. Stafford wrote that "personal background checks" of the future likely will even include a search for these "personal sites." Oh my!

Lucky for the felines, canines, rats, bunnies and others, you don't have to worry about background checks and job searches. You're not even (as far as I know) trying to hook up romantically with others. You might be sharing drunken, catnip addiction stories or picking up some babe while walking through the park, but oh well. Surely, no one would ever hold those stories against you for any reason.

As for Crazie Queen and the likes, they can just say "Hey, that wasn't me. That's my (creature living with a human) writing that crazy (liberal/conservative/personal/whatever word(s) you want to substitute) stuff." I have a dilemma because I have no monster that's doing any musing or that can be my excuse. At least for now, that is.

What I liked best about cq's post back then was her revealing that these bloggers ... "be they owners or carers or whatever, reach somewhere in me that I hadn't experienced before. They made me look outside myself and view life from a feline perspective."

What a great perspective that is! Maybe some of those background checkers will gain some of that too someday. Peace out, dudes.

15 Comments:

At February 23, 2006 8:25 PM, Blogger Gigolo Kitty said...

I'm not sure I want anyone looking at GK if they are doing a background search on me. Sure he isn't selling company secrets, but who would hire the Troll!Roommate of a cross-dressing, amoral, avaricious kitty.

 
At February 23, 2006 8:28 PM, Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

it is very interesting to see what personalities our blogging pets display to the world. i will never, ever take credit for one word that is uttered on Edsel's blog. i believe with my whole heart that it is him and only him coming thru. my gawd, tho, if anyone ever did a background check on ME and found the blog, they truly would think i'm "touched". my friends do......
Edselsmom

 
At February 23, 2006 10:40 PM, Blogger William said...

What the heck is "work" anyway? My mom hunts all day, that's all I know.

 
At February 24, 2006 7:23 AM, Blogger The Meezers said...

I agree with Edsel's Mom - it's totally Sammy and Miles coming through - one very very sweet and the other a little devil in a cat suit. That's too many personalities for my head to take, so it has to be them. Right? BTW Cowboy, I am very glad you kept Eppy's blog going - I don't think you are boring in the least. I also feel that my cats lead a far more interesting life than I do, even though they don't ever go out into the big world. - Meezers Mom

 
At February 24, 2006 1:03 PM, Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

GK-Based on your self description, that's kind of provides a pretty-darn impressive resume for the the Evil Troll! I bet ET would have no problem landing many jobs.

Edsel's Mom-You truly are touched. And I know myself and many others love getting to know Edsel and learning about his view of the world.

WM-Go as long as you can without learning what work is. Accomplishing mass destruction should command your entire focus.

Meezers-It is Sammy and Miles. I'm certain of it! Thanks for coming back and checking Eppy's blog. I 100 percent agree, her life was far more interesting than mine. However, she did find me so courageous for going out into the big world all the time.

I better get back to work. No more lunch break here!

 
At February 24, 2006 2:33 PM, Blogger Kukka-Maria said...

Wait a second...these other blogging cats aren't looking to hook up romatically?

Crap...

 
At February 24, 2006 4:03 PM, Blogger one of us said...

You should keep Eponine's blog for any future furries you may share your life with and then it can always be named in memoriam for her. A continuing tail as it were. And Mom doesn't care if they check out her background, she says she certifiable anyways. ~Poiland Tribe

 
At February 24, 2006 8:34 PM, Blogger Patches & Mittens said...

Mine Mom says she knows (it is a fact) that all kitties like to blog. So I bet any furkid you get will pick it right up. Anyways, there are a ton of kitty bloggers to show him/her the steps......Purrs........

Edsel's Mom has a really good point!!!

 
At February 25, 2006 12:46 AM, Blogger Max said...

Heh...you know when the Woman is asked how many books she's written she says "I wrote three...and my ct wrote two." 'Cause we all know I DID write those two all by myself. I did.

 
At February 25, 2006 9:25 AM, Blogger craziequeen said...

I, unfortunately, do work in an environment where I could be fired for inappropriate comments in a public forum.

Which is why I rarely mention work, if at all, on my blog. In fact, I signed a contract not to discuss my work. Also, my Manager and various staff visit my blog :-)

As Pandy and Charlie's 'work' consists of napping and watching out of windows, I don't think I need to worry about any fallout from their blog!

I am so glad you liked that post, Cowboy, it is one of my favourites as well :-)

And you keep bloggin', son! We all miss Eppy, and we all share your pain. We know how hard it is to lose a fluffy and we want to help.

I think 'Little Monster' blog should stay - because any fluffie you adopt will always be a Little Monster, aren't they all?? :-)

stay around, Cowboy - we like you [hug]

cq

 
At February 25, 2006 8:12 PM, Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

Just one glance at you, Kukka-Maria, and I bet these cats are looking to hook up romantically. What? With the tiara and all. I have to slap myself when sometimes I find myself dreaming about you!

Poiland Tribe-Having a certifiable mom,I'm sure, is not a bad thing. Just ask my siblings! :)

That makes me feel good, Patches Lady. Thanks for the reassurnaces that all cats like to blog. I am planning to visit Wayside Waifs again on Sunday. If nothing else, I am loving petting all these creatures waiting for homes. I haven't told anyone but I went twice last week.

We know you did, Max. We've never doubted it. Being on a good "team" always is helpful too. That's just one more reason I need a little monster.

cq-I've only told one or two people at work that my cat had a blog. I told her vet. But generally I only tell people in passing that I don't know. Like someone standing in line at Target on a Saturday afternoon, a server or hair stylist, or some other random person. A few friends here and there too.

Thanks so much for your comments, cq. I appreciate you much!

 
At February 27, 2006 5:29 AM, Blogger Boni said...

My Mom says that it's a good thing that she owns her company so no one can fire her for me blogging. Well, she does work for another company too, to get health insurance cheaper, but she says that guy is crazy as her (and he says so too) so it's ok if he checks out mine and Sanjee's blogs. Of COURSE it's us cats blogging. Mom, the good cat staffer that she is, just does the typing. Even if I get opposable thumbs I'm still going to make her do the typing. I'd rather sit in her lap and give orders for her to do it right.

 
At February 27, 2006 11:16 PM, Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

Having a crazy boss is probably a good thing, as long as your mom's friends with the boss. Otherwise, having a crazy boss could cause some trouble.

I went the other day to Wayside Waifs and saw a cat with thumbs. He was a polydactyl. It was fascinating to see.

I bet you and Sanjee are pretty good at watching and making sure your mom gets things done right. I know my Ep sure was good at that too!

 
At February 28, 2006 4:29 AM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sweetie Here:
My Mommy doesn't work like other humans...she works at home and is a artist with words and music and paints, too....I love my blog and I plan to say anything I want, too! I hope you'll have a little furry soon that will want to get into the cyberstuff! II is very sorry about your dear durry that crossed over the Rainbow Bridge...my mommy has lost a few of her fluffy's before me...I know it made her very sad....I send you purrrrrrrrs dear cowboy and so does my mommy...she loves CQ too...and Charlie & Pandora, too...Purrrrrrrrr.

 
At February 28, 2006 4:54 PM, Blogger Boni said...

Cowboy, I think Patches fur-sister Mittens is a polywhatchamacallit too! They're neato! I'm sort of glad I don't have extra toes though. It would mean longer getting my manicures, and I'm not crazy about them in the first place. I sort of like the jungle-wild type look myself.

PS Me and Sanjee (and even Mini) try to keep our beans in line. It's tough work! Requires lots of treats and naps to do it right.

 

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