Monday, August 2, 2010
Dog Days Of Summer vs Cat Days OF Summer
Don't know bout you, but I'm sick of dis summer thing. The peeps insist on keeping the windows closed and the AC on. It's very boring and I find myself napping a lot - just like in winter. M tells me these are the "Dog Days of Summer" and I just have to be patient. pffffft!
Now I ask you - what is this "Dog Days of Summer" stuff that I keep hearing peeps say? How did dogs get into this? Why don't peeps say "Cat Days of Summer" or "Cat/Dog Days of Summer" Now I hope my doggie friends don't get mad at me, cuz I dearly love every one of dem. But, dey has way too much power. It's not fair. Doggies already get to go hiking in the woods with their oomans, go to doggie parks with their masters, go for car rides and now they have part of the summer named after dem. Pffffft!
Whenever I wonder bout something, M says "let's Google it." So we Googled "Dog days of summer" and got some interesting stuff, so now we're going to educate you too.
Big words go way over me head cuz I never had any formal schooling and really never even passed kittenhood (I know - you don't have to remind me dat soon I'll be 5 and am not very bright.). But it seems dat Dog Days is a Latin term meaning "hottest, most sultry days of summer." Den dat Google guy said something bout the Romans (whatever dey are) believed dat Sirius, ("who was a dog star" per dat Google guy - hmmm, wonder if he had a circus act) was responsibile for the weather. Pffffft! Dat gives doggies way too much power. Who put dem in charge anyway?
Den we Googled "Cat Days of Summer." Pffffft! Dis really made me an angry, hissy cat. There is no such thing!! Dat Google guy told us bout some guy nammed Nat King Cole, who I guess sang songs. Den he talked bout a science fiction book some guy wrote bout doors into summer. Den he talked bout some sailboat named the Inland Cat. pfffffft!! So, do you see why I'm miffed (I wanted M to write a different word, but she said it was norty so she not let me do it.)
So, we cats need to unite and declare dat we have Cat Days of Summer. A good time for dis would be August 15th until the end of September. That still gives the doggies their Dog Days of Summer (which runs July thru August, but gives us equal billing with Cat Days of Summer.. And, by den it will be a little cooler and we can have windows open again. Open windows are a MUST for Cat Days of Summer cuz we all like to sit in the open windows and watch the birdies.
So, who's with me on the new season - Cat Days Of Summer?
Enjoy your special days doggies cuz we cats are getting equal rights!!
Dis is Mario signing off for now.