It’s lucky number 13 in my Blog Share series. I’d like you to meet Carol, who posts at creekviewcarol.com
Carol is a cat, and if you click on her homepage you will be able to see her picture, as well as the hilarious cast of players who inhabit Carol’s home. Carol’s About page is one of those About pages that I mentioned in the predecessor to this post. Clear, honest and to the point. It provides an excellent introduction to Carol’s home life and speaks volumes to what she has to endure.
Most of the posts come from Carol, but since I began following the blog, many of Carol’s brothers and sisters have started posting as well, which usually ticks Carol off. I completely understand how having one’s blog usurped by family members could be quite irritating.
The personalities of Carol’s family members really do deserve a reality TV show. I know I would watch religiously, and tape episodes if I had to be away. I’m not sure how Carol keeps her sanity, although I think blogging is her escape mechanism. She is a very good writer, with exceptional grammar and clarity. I wouldn’t have necessarily expected that from a cat dealing with emotional turmoil, but Carol really pulls her thoughts together and her words always show her sincere wishes to understand her family, the social order of the animal world and life in general, but they also express her deep need to have even just a few moments of peace.
Carol allows both LOUD mom and LITTLE mom to post commentary on occasion as well. I found that we share a broad social science background, something that was exceptionally nice to find and allows for some interesting back and forth social commentary on occasion.
I would never intentionally disrespect Carol, or her place as the rightful author of the blog, and I truly enjoy her writing, but I have to admit that when I met her older sister Violet I was so deeply reminded of my senile, older lady feline Snowflake. They seem to have quite a bit in common, and I think that Carol truly sees the value in the wisdom a mature lady can bring. I had hoped to hear more from Violet, but her main purpose is to sleep. I do enjoy the updates on Violet that Carol provides though.
I also must admit to feeling slightly awkward when I began to follow Carol. I noticed that most of her followers happen to be other cats, as well as a significant number of dogs. I wondered if I would be ostracized, being a human and all, commenting on posts with such a decidedly non-human following. I was never made to feel inferior, never marginalized for my human status, and certainly never made to feel deviant for enjoying a blog written by a cat and her animal companions. This level of maturity is truly powerful, and an example to humans of the ability of animals to accept diversity. Carol, and all her siblings truly live the ideal of acceptance and openness.
Before I close, I want to share a secret. Sometimes I forget that Carol is a cat. Sometimes I forget that the other guest writer’s of this blog are not human. It’s uncanny how they have all developed so many human-like traits and issues. What… you suggest a secret human author who creates anthropomorphic posts using the name Carol. Never, and I dare you to prove that.
When you stop by creekviewcarol I suggest you never present that idea to Carol, or any of her siblings. They have gang connections, military might, and some are just genuinely nasty. You don’t want to offend any of them, ever.