Candy Rant

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Ear of the Hank




I admit it. I'm thinking of heavy things this week. And since I'm not up for blogging about those, I will devote a few days just to Hankie Themes.

Such as his left ear.

Hankie's ear is very helpful. When things in my brain pan get too preoccupied with the maudlin, I make myself very very tiny. So tiny, in fact, that even when standing straight up I can walk inside this ear, find a comfortable spot (there are many) and sit down.

I take out a Lilliputian box of saltines and a jar of peanut butter the size of half a grain of rice and have a snack. Hankie's ear sometimes involuntarily twitches from all the hubbub inside it, and I fly against the earwall and am momentarily confused. But then he falls asleep and as I enjoy the amber/pink stained glass of such a paper-thin ear, so do I.

14 Comments:

  • At 7:11 AM, Blogger Carin said…

    When life gets tough, I go pet a dog.

     
  • At 7:45 AM, Anonymous futuresis said…

    Kitty ears are so velvety soft. I cannot think of a better place to hide from the world.

     
  • At 9:08 AM, Anonymous Ana said…

    No one will think to look there.

     
  • At 9:45 AM, Blogger Mad Grad Mom said…

    Awww, I love animal ears! The Fat One has the best puppy ears to rub between my fingers.

    umm, is that weird?

    no, don't answer that, candy.

     
  • At 9:49 AM, Blogger EB said…

    I, on the other hand, am obsessed with smelling Abby's feet. They smell like Doritos. . . the original nacho cheese version.

     
  • At 10:15 AM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Mad Grad...it wouldn't be QUITE so weird if you hadn't removed the ears from the puppy first.

    EB, I wish you could email smells so I could experience your dog's Dorito feet.

     
  • At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Scott P said…

    Does Al Stewart know about the title of this post?

     
  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger Citlali said…

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  • At 1:25 PM, Blogger Citlali said…

    Kitty ear comfort?! Totally = ]
    I find a lot of my comfort from rubbing Tika's six-toed paws. And it's a win win 'cause she loves it too!! And we definitelly need that "smellovision" for those Dorito-flavored cat feet?!! = ]

     
  • At 1:27 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Is Tika a Hemingway cat???

    I think six-toed cats are cool. I may glue a prosthetic extra toe onto Hankie.

     
  • At 1:32 PM, Blogger Citlali said…

    oooooooops: DOG feet... Sorry, eb!! Please don't tell Abby I called her a cat! = ]

     
  • At 1:37 PM, Blogger Citlali said…

    What's a Hemingway cat? If it's a polydactyl then, yes! She's my "icon" here -- that cute little shiny face that follows me everywhere, my bestest buddy in the whole world. = ]

     
  • At 2:00 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    A polydactyl? Ain't that one of them prehistoric birds? :)

    Hemingway supposedly had lots of inbred 6-toed cats at his home in the Keys. And I've heard you can still go there and buy one, for lotsa money. That last part may be myth.

    One of my favorite things on the planet is when cats make those "big hands" when they're purring.

     
  • At 2:19 PM, Blogger Citlali said…

    lol. I was totally thinking "dinosaur" when I wrote that!! = ] That stuff about Hemingway is pretty cool. hm. Didn't know. But our vet says that there's a theory about the six toes being normal and the now "normal" five is the anomaly... Go figure, right? Yup, those big hands -- we call'em "kitty beeskihts" at ar haus!! = ]

     

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