Thursday, June 03, 2010

Public speaking

Today we stopped by the public library to check out some new books, and we noticed a huge crowd gathered in the parking lot. It turned out the library was holding a kids' pet show. A bunch of kids had brought their pets with them (mostly dogs, but there was one kitten, a rabbit, and a guinea pig), and one by one, the kids would walk up to the front of the crowd with their pets and talk into a microphone for a minute or two about their animals. Then one of the librarians would present them with a personalized ribbon for the pet.

WCK loves animals, so we sat and watched and listened to everyone describe their pets. Toward the end, a few kids who didn't have their pets with them still went up to the microphone to tell the crowd about their pets back home. WCK decided she wanted a turn at the microphone, too.

She walked right to the front of the crowd, brimming with confidence, and grabbed the microphone like an old pro.

"HI!" she said. "MY NAME IS WCK! AND I HAVE A CAT NAMED GARLAND! AND SHE IS BLACK! AND SHE ONLY EATS KITTY FOOD! IF SHE EATS ANYTHING ELSE (dramatic pause) SHE THROWS UP!!!"

The last line got a huge laugh from the crowd. HUGE. She clearly gave the very best pet speech out of anyone at the library. I think if her planned career as a paleontologist/scientist/astronaut doesn't work out, she has a big future in stand-up comedy.

The librarian presented her with a ribbon for "Cat With the Most Unique Name", and then WCK said, "THANK YOU, KANSAS CITY! GOODNIGHT!" Okay, I made that last part up, but she totally could've said it.

Then we came home, found Garland sleeping in the back of the closet, and set the ribbon on her head. She earned it.

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Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Ha! Ha! Love it -- thanks for the smile!

Don said...

Hi Karen

YAY for Jay! 21 miles is great.

Sunshine, Sweet Pea, and I would love to meet you all. Call room 2206, email minnesotadon at gmail point com.