Nice looking guy huh. As you can see...he's not an easy Dog to please. He's always on my heels barking at me to turn in something New, Different, Interesting...yeah, I always love hearing that request....as if every article I blog isn't interesting!So he comes up to me at the last minute before posting and says there was research done showing some odd test were done to turn human's into animals! OMG, the possibility that the animal kingdom would be polluted with these human creatures was terrifying every animal in town.
So my boss set me out on a mission to uncover this story and bring back the truth. I had no time to waste. Could these test be real? My boss frowned and flipped this picture down on my desk.
OMG and I only had until Sunday to get this story wrapped up! Talk about stress!
So this got me to thinking....hummmm, who did I know that could give me some leads.
I thought and thought
Well, as you can see I couldn't call Toby...he'd just worked the night shift and was ready for a little nap in front of the TV.
So I set me sights on Mary...but when I told her about the human animal people, she told me she was way too busy planning a surprise for her sister Cecile...she had no time to worry about that.
So, I called my buddy Biff...I didn't get a chance to tell him I needed help before he told me he was depressed because he was having an Identity Crisis...something about not being as perfect as the stuffed toys they were making these days.
My next hope was ...Brick and Brack. Not sure how much help they'd be. They tend to be hermits and stay in their cups a lot. But Brack gave me a warm welcome. She told me Brink was still alseep. I told her my news and Brack said she had no interest in human animal discovery...That didn't surprise me...she never was much interested in venturing out beyond the rim of her cup. As I got ready to leave she asked me to stay...she was alway a little needed for my taste. But when she saw I was leaving she told me she'd tell Brink about my needing some help. She'd have him call me.
With no luck so far I had to stop for a drink. And a few prayers were in order. I had a deadline to get an interesting blog done by Sunday, and my boss wanted it now!
Then I remembered the Twins, so I stopped by to see if they'd help me hunt this story down. They said they'd heard the same rumor and wanted nothing to do with it so that sent me packing...back to the bar this time...it was getting late and I still didn't have one piece of evidence on the human animal people.
Oh, the 'Sex on the Beach' drink was refreshing and got my mind going
I had a second one and took one for the road....it was a long road so I was stretched out for a wee bit...but I kept going.
My mind was racing and I knew if I didn't get some help soon I'd be out of a job! YOU SAW MY BOSS, right?
So, then it hit me...I didn't need my friends I needed wisdom...I could ask me mom and dad...so that was my plan. On unsteady paws I made me way home.
I found mom on the path...I gave her a hugs and told her my problems. She told me to go talk to my dad.
He was out back...so I slowly made my way there and found him snoozing in the late day sun.
After hearing me out he said he'd never heard of such a rediculous tale. Then went into this rant about the world going mad and driving him nuts. I walked off and he was still talking to himself when I said my goodbye's to mom and promised to be back for Sunday dinner - story or no story. But I left there determined to look high.....
and low. I was going to turn every cup over in town if I had to...to find my story!
While I was looking I found a psychic who told me these creations did exists. She said I'd find all the answers if I visited her friend Dino...he was a dragon who lived under the sea. Can someone tell me how a cat gets a friend who lives under the water??? Something wasn't right here.
She made my skin prickle....it was something 'human' about her eyes...so I got out of there and made my way to the ocean even though I knew this was crazy...but what choice did I have? I was running out of time!
I did just as the psychic said and told the water what I needed...and something strange happened...I got an image...from where I don't know but it was of my friend Rover....so off I went to find him.
Ah, at last a friend I know who could help me. I saw him at a distance first and as I got closer I saw he was watching someone...when he turned to see who was approaching I noticed he held a rose in his mouth for his one and only love...Rover had found his life mate.... *&%^#**#!!! I waved and kept walking...no way was his mind going to be anywhere in the realm of helping me.
I thought of my friend Midnight but she was afraid of her own Shadow...no point in stopping over there...If I told her the news she's really freak out!
But Midnight did live near my Uncle....He was wise ...so I walked on ahead and when I arrived he was watching the set of the sun. Man my luck was 0 and 0...when uncle is watching the sky there's no disturbing him...it's his meditation time....
So, I went in the house to find my Aunt.... I found her but she wasn't in the mood for visitors...or for a chat about silly things like human animals. She was listening to her Jazz music and wanted to be left alone. Told me my cousin was outside on the back patio to go visit with him
So I did.
Nutmeg was a funny kind of dude...one day he was your friend and the next day he wasn't...I saw he had his girlfriend Sofee' with him. When I waved Nutmeg gave me the look that said I was interupting something romantic to keep walking...so I did.
Then it hit me...Barney! Barney would help me find my story...I rushed across town and found him in the garden. But when I approached he hid behind the tree...asked if I was real! I asked him what the heck was wrong with him...of course I was real! Then he said he didn't trust anyone these days...he'd run into a human animal and it'd bit him on his tail.
I told him to give me the whole story and all the facts...he said everyone was calling him crazy...but insisted it was real...even got a picture of it.
But some in town were saying he'd fix the shot...looking for fame. That he was just crazy and a real nutcase...seeing human animals...no such thing.
So I had a lead...now I had to find an expert to confirm Barney's picture. Then I had my story!
There was Yen and Yang but they were always at odds with each other's opinions. Yen was always too negative in his view and Yang was way too positive, her views were always up in the clouds with the silver linings...She'd probably tell me the human animals were a good thing and didn't understand why everyone was so up set.
So, what now? I had my best friend Bruno...yeah, I could go see him. Yap, I'd go get his opinion. When I found him ...well...let just say he was having a few issues himself...so I moved on.
Brink had mentioned they were going dancing that afternoon over at the Disco Cat-house.
So I headed home...thought I'd do a wee bit of research on the computer. My paws were worn. I was beat. What a day!
But as a good reporter I had to push through my fears and keep researching...making calls, faxing whoever I could to give me more leads. Did you ever realizes how long some dudes take to get back to you....like you've got all night to wait! Man, I'm working on a deadline, can't anyone call me back?
Finally...I got a return call from Chip and White Shadow who they said there was something to the story. They've been busy with odd cases about this very thing I was investigating but they hadn't turned up anything so far.
But they did give me a lead to a flower shop...the owners there, Snow and Flake, told me about a friend of theirs that claims he had a third encounter with one.
So, off I go to check out this story. The guys name was York...he told me he saw these half human half animal people in England! Said the farm next to the one he grew up on had all kinds of strange things going on. Said that's why he moved to America.
York was a nice guy but nothing he said helped me gather evidence for my story. He did tell me about a Wolf with wings though. Maybe, if I was lucky I'd find someone else who'd seen it.
You remember my boss don't you?
Does he look like the kind of guy that's going to take no for an answer. I had to come up with a story and fast! So, a winged wolf was bettter than nothing. York told me the photo had been taken by a photographer named spotty, just on the other side of town...so I went over there to check out the facts of the picture.
Though Spotty was a bit overwhelmed with a photo shoot, she told me the picture was a fake...created in the developer's lab.
So I did what any good reporter would do. I found a human that would give me some help in the prayer department. Man, I needed some help!
And wouldn't you know...while I was there visiting and getting an ear rub I ran into the cat of my dreams...her name is Moonglow and she was the prettiest kitten I ever did see.
She liked me...I could tell...she even gave me two cups of milk before I left and she told me to go see her friend, Tabby, if I really wanted to know something about the human animals. I was a little disappointed to discover Tabby was another psychic...but my mind was quickly changed when she glanced into her crystal ball and told me to go see a Tom-Cat named, Salty-pepper. Tabby said this guy would know if the human animals were real. He had all the facts I'd need to get my story.
So off I went to the park where I found Salty-Pepper chatting it up with two street informers. Funny thing, they were talking about the rumor of the animal people, said evidence showed they were real. Even gave me a picture to prove it.
Well, the picture they handed me wasn't that exciting...and I wouldn't call it a human animal but a dog suffering with a bad hair day.
And the bad hair day dog wasn't going to make my boss happy...so I went back and visited with Spotty...I told her my story and how some were saying the animal people were real...but I had no evidence! She went into her dark room and worked a wee bit of magic and gave me this to give to my boss...
So, what do you think...is my boss gonna believe this or not? O.K.! O.K., so
But I had to come up with something for this blog!