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Purrrfect Purrsuasion.

P is for Purring.

Yes, I’ll admit I wanted a reason to include my three cats in a post and “P” provided the purrrfect topic. Meet Cannonball ( R.I.P. 1998 – 2013.,) Star, and Squeaky!

Cannon - staring! B-Wcopy - Version 2  Star close up copy - Version 2  Squeaky Attitude copy - Version 2

If you are a pet owner I don’t think I need to explain how they each have their own unique purrrsonality – Cannonball was a baby and a bit of a loner, Star is a spoiled princess and Squeaky has wild cat in him. In return for your care and affection, they offer unconditional love and comfort. Blessed with many years of joy from these three, one of the things I love best about them is cuddle time and purring. There is something so soothing in that sound. 🙂

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Nemo’s Nemesis?

N is for Nautilus.

Some of you may have never heard of this amazing undersea animal. For those who have heard the word before, perhaps you only know it from its association in literature as Captain Nemo‘s ship in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, written in 1870 by Jules Verne. Check out this beautiful, relaxing video as an introduction to this unique shelled being.

I have always been fascinated by the continuing spiral pattern found on the inside of this creature’s shell and what it is thought to represent. The myths, legends and symbolism attributed to it never really occurred to me before. As someone who enjoyed playing on the beach and collecting shells, I just enjoyed the nautilus for the tiger striped pattern on the outside and the pearlescent beauty hidden beneath. More intriguing, I think, is that these creatures have been around for over 500 million years!

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Hello, What’s That Weird Noise?

His for Hiccups (Hiccoughs.)

Everyone has done it. Perhaps it was after enjoying a large meal and eating too fast. Maybe you got over excited or nervous and started laughing hysterically without pausing for breath. Is there a reason for that odd little squeaky, suction cup – short of breath sound we make? Often difficult to get rid of and a source of great amusement to our friends, there are many myths and folktales surrounding why we do it.  A list at get-rid-of-hiccups.com shares some of them:

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