This is Jake and Bathsheba’s Mom, and I want to thank Jake for his recent assistance.
I have been a member of Toastmasters for a couple of years now. I’m part of a wonderfully diverse club that meets where I work. For those of you who have never heard of it, let me explain that it is a public speaking organization. I am terrified of public speaking and believed that this fear was holding me back professionally. I knew that public speaking was something I needed to improve, and I decided that it was time to set out to work on it.
Just a few days ago, I was scheduled to deliver a speech incorporating “vocal variety.” I toyed with a couple of topics, but none really embodied the speech objective. Taking Jake to the vet last Saturday and helping him write about it on his blog gave me an idea: have JAKE deliver the speech and tell about the vet experience from his perspective. Jake was a lifesaver. He presented a very entertaining and humorous seven-minute speech. I was nervous as a cat before he gave the speech, but he went all out during the presentation. Thank you, Jake, for developing a cute and clever speech, and thank you even more for delivering it for me!
Public speaking will never come naturally to me, and I will always be nervous, but I do see
EXTRA! EXTRA! A Contest of Sorts!
We are quickly approaching the milestone of our 100th post. Rather than a "guess the date" contest, we decided that we will award the first cat to comment on that post with two prizes: a gift certificate to Petsmart, or other national chain, and a donation to the charity of that cat's choice.
We enjoy doing this blog, but we know that we cannot aspire to be in the top tier of cat blogs. We appreciate our regular corps of visitors, and we love to visit as many cat blogs as we can, but it is very time-consuming. Mom has a demanding full-time job and sleep is becoming a precious commodity. We marvel at those of you like Skeezix, Daisy, Lux, Dragonheart, and others who post daily on such creative, interesting, and technogically innovative blogs. How do you do it?