I have heard humans say that cats have a secret language. Truthfully, it is not so secret. Humans are just not smart enough to figure it out.
You see, humans base their language around describin’ things. They go on and on, tryin’ to find the right words to describe things in just the right way.
Cats? We are more about feeling, sensing, interacting, playing, and sleeping. And observing. We do and we watch.
Take a common form of greeting. The humans have a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to the “fist bump”, or hand gesture that was developed as an alternative to the handshake. They go on and on describing how it is done and how it got started. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
Cats have a similar greeting (I think the humans stole it from us, actually). It is called the “paw bump”. There is no Wikipedia page fur that, because, well, cats just don’t need to go on and on describin’ it.
I guess I could write a page fur it, seein’ as though Wikipedia is open sourced and all, but why would I want to? It’s not needed.
If you Google “paw bump” though, you will find…
What is this??? There I am with a bunch of really icky Google Images!!!
OK, cats. This just won’t do. We gotta get some better lookin’ images on Google to represent our “paw bump”. That’s all there is to it.
Here’s what I am gonna do. I am gonna start a blog challenge fur all my bloggin’ cat pals to rectify this situation. We gotta get some good “paw bump” pix up on Google Images.
I am gonna challenge all my cat pals to write a blog post that has a photo of you givin’ a paw bump in it so that we can have some better images out there on the web. Make sure that you have paw-bump somewhere in the title of the image so that Google can find it and index it properly.
Once you have posted yer blog, make sure ya track back to mine, and leave me a comment here with a link to it.
Just to give ya a little encouragement, I am gonna give a prize to the cat with the best “paw bump” photo. Leave me a comment here with yer link, and you could win a fine art print of me by my artist human BZTAT.
I will give ya a couple of weeks. I will judge the entries on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
So get paw bumpin’, folks.