We’re all about our pets at my house. In fact, I haven’t left the house without dog or cat hair on my person for the last ten years. (Although, I do have a very personal relationship with my lint roller. We’re actually considered common law married in 12 states and the territory of Guam.)
My pets are really my “other” babies. Oh, sure they have their moments when they spray furniture (and I don’t mean with Febreze) or eat part of my dining room table leg that cannot be replaced. But hey, nobody’s perfect. I still adore them in every way.
Naturally, I look to Pinterest for ways to enrich their lives.
That’s how I discovered THIS…
Pinterest Nightmare #193: Teach Your Cat To Read:
I know. Take another good look. You are seeing what you think you are seeing.
That is a cat…learning to read. Doesn’t he have that look of personal accomplishment that only comes with reaching your your full potential?
I’m very impressed that “Teach Your Cat To Read” doesn’t start with the “easy” words that you see in your average primer for beginning human readers. Cats probably don’t care about what’s happening with Dick, Jane, (and especially) Spot. “Mouse” is where it’s at for them.
Before you know it, along with sections for historical fiction and poetry, you’ll be able to find Kit Lit among the stacks at your local bookstore for your feline friends. As it should be.
But while I love my cat and want her to be happy and well-read, I do have a few concerns.
What if she start dog-earring the books I leave on my nightstand? (Annoying)
Will she race to the mailbox on Fridays to get my Entertainment Weekly because she needs some light litter box reading? (Unacceptable)
Will my dog’s self esteem take a nose dive because there is no companion “Teach Your Dog To Read” book resulting in her consuming the OTHER leg of my dining room table? (Almost a given)
There is also the distinct possibility that my cat, given who her grandmother is, will immediately start demanding a Kindle for Christmas. (You know she’ll want the expensive one with the touch screen. And with her claws, I’ll have to shell out for a premium screen protector, too).
Oh, Pinterest. No…just no.