Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Queue of Four Q Words –Five if You Include Queue


Here I am, not large, but
in charge!
Have you ever heard the sound of quiet? I have, or at least I pretend to when Mom calls me. “What? I don’t hear anything,” I say to myself, while looking ahead and keeping my face without expression. As a cat, I am an expert at silently waiting and then at just the right moment, jumping up on laps to surprise humans, except for one thing: that blasted bell Dad left on my new collar. He likes to hear me coming. Why? Because he doesn’t like my sneaking up on him, since I walk with stealth . . . very quietly. Duh! That’s what a cat is supposed to do!

Quagmire is another great q word.  I looked it up and found that it can mean a few different things. For one, a quagmire may refer to a bog or it could refer to a situation that’s difficult from which to free oneself. I suppose that alludes to the bog. Last, but not least, quagmire means soft and flabby. Let me use it in a sentence. When I sit on Mom’s lap, it is a quagmire. Uh oh! She just said I better cut that out, or I’ll really be in a quagmire! Silly Mama, she can’t take the laptop away if I’m sitting on it.

I like to do things quickly. I eat so fast, sometimes it comes back up almost right away. I guess you didn’t need to know that. Sorry. I also love crazy cat time, either late at night or when Mom and Dad both come home. I run back and forth, around the family room, then around the living room, into the dining room for good measure, and just when they think they can catch up with me, I am on top of the refrigerator. Ha ha!


Don Quixote, The Man of La Mancha 
Last but not least, how about Quixotic? (Skip pronouncing the x, folks.) Humans often consider felines rather chivalrous or noble and impractical, as when I saved mine from the bats. Well, okay, I didn’t exactly save Mom and Dad, but I helped. I like to make them think they’re indebted to me. Fanciful is another synonym for Quixotic. I guess you could say a cat with her own column on a blog is rather fanciful.

Now that you have learned this queue of q words you may go back to your normally scheduled activities or watch the video below of Simon’s Cat in his crazy time. No, really, I insist you watch it. Who doesn’t have time for a good chuckle?







8 comments :

  1. My favorite was quagmire. Why? Because I misread it and thought you wrote that it referred to a blog (instead of a bog) and I thought, well, that describes my blog perfectly! Cute video too!

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    1. Sounds like you didn't have your coffee before you read
      this post, Tom. ;) I always enjoy reading your bog, I mean blog.

      Lilybits is glad you enjoyed the video. Thanks for stopping
      by this quagmire of a blog and leaving a comment!

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  2. I like quagmire too. It should be used more, but I never realized it also meant soft. You've taught me something new Lilybits!

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    1. You're welcome, Miss J'nell. It's something new I learned too, but don't tell anyone--they might not think I'm as smart as I want them to think I am. He he Purr.

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  3. Simon's cat is my second favorite cat online. You're my first, Lilybits!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Miss Karla. Purrs and paw waves to Janelle, Spook . . . and that dog, Jake!

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  4. Oh dear...looks like I missed the linky tool to get on the "q" list. I've been sidetracked taking care of my hubby....anyone know if there is a way that I can still get an active link to add myself to our "q" list? Or shall I just wait until this Friday & publish a "q" & "r"....I really do like what I came up with for just q not sure it will have the same effect if it's 2 letters! :(

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    1. Shelly--hope hubby is going to be okay. I'm not sure how you can
      get into the linky tools which are now closed. You may want to ask
      Patty Wysong. Otherwise, don't worry, just add Q to your R post
      for twice the fun! Just found your comment today. Sorry I didn't get
      to you sooner.

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