Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Yes, your pet is a movie star

You just need to figure out which star

In our household, we live with two movie stars: Vivian Leigh and Jimmy Stewart.

Dulce is Vivian Leigh. She has that same graceful but forceful way of moving, and that same attitude of the universe being at her beck and call. She has the same vivid green eyes that bewitch. Whether she’s Blanche Dubois (“I have always depended upon the kindness of strangers”) or Scarlett O’Hara (“As God is my witness, I will never be hungry again!”), Dulce asserts herself. She was a stray, rescued by the local humane society before she landed in our household, and she still uses the survival strategies she learned when she was on her own.

Tres is Jimmy Stewart. He’s awkward, sometimes even clumsy. He’s naïve. But he’s good-hearted, honest, and thoroughly optimistic about life. Think The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance or Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. His specialty is empathy – he always senses what a family member is feeling and offers comfort.

So, all you pet owners out there, what movie star are you living with? Or if you don’t currently have a pet, did you have one in the past that was particularly memorable?


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