Friday, June 15, 2007
Humpo (a nickname). He is a comfortable and cool cat. This is the cat as we could see him about 16 hours per day some days.
I noted the other day that I often substituted 'Humphrey' for some lyric in a song. This change in lyrics is appropriate to our late pal. In the Northeast, there is a chain of bedding stores called Sleepy's, and the Radio/TV tag line song is:
Trust Sleepy's for the Rest of Your Life
We're the Mattress Professionals Doing It Right
Trust Humphrey for the Rest of His Life
Hump's the Mattress Professional Doing It Right
And he was a pro! And if you woke him up while on the bed, the price you had to pay for that was a belly rub, a Midskritch as I say. A small price! The only downside these days is that that ad runs on all local TV, local cable TV and radio a lot...It reminds me of Mr Humphrey, or if you prefer, Señor or Monsieur or Signore or Herr Humphrey. I don't know about international cat languages, but he was quite fluent in Meow!
Is there another pet in our future? I think so, but don't quite know when. I like that there isn't really an owner-servant relationship with a pet, but they are a really part of the family. They really don't have to pull their weight as a family member, it is quite rewarding to allow them to tell us what to do...
It's happening agian, I hear a song: Trust Humphrey for the Rest...