My blogger friend BLUE has challenged my family to choose our favourite word and explain why we chose that word. She explained that this is part of a UNESCO project to promote literacy in third world countries, and that British MPs , poets and politicians are taking part, and the results will be compiled into a book which will be sold to raise funds for the Education Action program.
Blue chose the word HOPE because it is one of optimism. Muzzer explained optimism to me this way: "Teka embodies optimism. She KNOWS that this time she will get to your food before you do. She KNOWS that someday muzzer will take her to the store. She KNOWS that she will be able to sprint out the door the very next time it opens." So now I understand that hope and optimism can be very hard to live with.
Muzzer and I have been discussing this off and on for the last few days. We are feeling rather bad because Blue actually requested our participation on Saturday! That was more than three days ago, because her time is way later than Azrizona time! Three days translated to dog years is almost a dog month! That means I am really delinquent.
The problem has been that muzzer and I are coming into this assignment with very different ideas about what our favourite word is.
Muzzer has these ideas that sound like she has been spending too much time with Dad! She comes up with words like justice and fairness and equality.
My favourite words are food and snuggle and scritches and treats and walkies.
And we were not coming any closer to consensus either.
One time, muzzer even brought out THE FINGER and pointed it at me, and shook it hard! Muzzer was a teacher when she was younger, and she still has a license to carry and use THE FINGER! And all of us who live here know that we must respect THE FINGER and listen to it carefully, for it carries with it the wisdom of teachers and the power of muzzer. Even Teka sometimes listens to THE FINGER so you know it is very powerful.
that I was completely worn out! I needed a nap. While I was having my nap, I had a lovely dream. I dreamed about muzzer and Dad and our first car ride together. I dreamed we were back in Virginia with E.Rabbit and Grandpa and Uncle Steve and Aunt Jane. I dreamed about all of our trips together. I dreamed about Aunt Marie and Uncle Ray. I dreamed about E.Beth and Teka. And it was such a nice dream that I woke up knowing what my very most favoritest word is!
My most favoritest word is Family!
Family means everything to me...it means food and treats and snuggles and scritchies. It means love and acceptance and understanding. I even means Teka and Travis. And, since I think of my blogger friends as part of my extended family, it means all of you too!
When I explained this to muzzer, she agreed that Family is a very important word, and well worthy of being my favorite.
So, it is probably not gonna make the compilation, but it is MY FAVORITE WORD!
KISSIES TO ALL
PS...I borrowed Blue's way of spelling favorite because it looks so lovely!