June 28, 2007

Calpurnia's Edamame Breakfast

I'm still learning iMovie. Yesterday I spent a huge amount of time editing a video of Sloan's and my trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory. (We each did our own, and I'll post both of them here soon.) Then somehow my whole project was garbled and unfixably screwed up. Argh! So this morning I did this clip as a brief test.

Long ago I bored my readers with tales of Calpurnia's edamame-munching ways, and I guess a photo essay just wasn't enough to tell the tale. So here is video proof that she loves, loves, loves vegetables.


Dr. Zaius said...

I think that what you have done borders on the level of cruelty done by Mitt Rommney to his dog. I'm not talking about how you force your pet cat to eat eek-amame, which is bad enough. I am talking about how you have hung the unfortunate moniker of "Calpurnia" on your poor cat. Forever she will be associated with the wives of Julius Caesar and Pliny the Younger, the maid in "To Kill a Mockingbird", and an obscure genus of shrubs. The other kitties must tease her mercilessly.

Bella Rossa said...

Aw, Dr. Z! Thanks for alerting me to the horror of Mitt Romney' jerkery. (For those of you who don't know, he put his Irish Setter in a kennel, and strapped it to the roof of the car for a 12 hour trip. And when it crapped itself out of terror, he simply removed and hosed down the kennel and the dog before strapping them to the top of the car again. What an ass.)

But seriously, while Calpurnia is annoyed that I gave her a cutesily punny name (it has the word "purr" in it), just wait 'til she gets old enough for me to explain to her that her name was inspired by the crush I developed on Jane Fonda's son while watching a movie in which he played the doomed lover of a beautiful transsexual icon.

What? There are worse ways to choose pet names.

carli said...

Hilarious. Wendell eats corn, and I'm convinced it's because there's so much corn filler in his cat food. Last night, he ate broccoli, but it was from a shrimp and broccoli dish, so I think he just got carried away in his excitement over the shrimp.

Tabby cats are the only cats worth having!

Bella Rossa said...

Aww...Wendell. What a cute name.

Cats continue to amaze me with their omnivorous ways...Calpurnia would eat just about anything, it seems. Except her expensive, only-purchasable-at-the-vet teeth-cleaning cat food, of course.