When LP started blogging three months ago (I know, mere weeks and it has been soooo incredible meeting you!!) , she mentioned she would share a talent of Lewis' with you. Since LP tends to be a stickler with words , we looked up the word " talent " in the dictionary. We wanted to ensure this was the most appropriate word to use for our story and found this definition :
Talent : innate ability, aptitude or faculty ; an above average ability.
LP had thought penchant might be a better way to describe Lewis' aptitude but after reading that definition , she decided to stick with talent as the word which best described his skill.
LP was first introduced to Lewis and his Talent one day at about 3 a.m. in the morning , when he was about two years old ; he is now four years old. You could say his talent needed to mature a bit before it surfaced. The day of , The Introduction to Lewis' Talent , had been an uneventful one and LP had completed her chores, taken her usual bath before bed and was sound asleep under the covers when it hit her. His talent that is. Hit her. It made her bolt upright in bed, scrambling to climb out of the deepest of sleeps and prompted her to situate herself. The room was eerily lit in multi-coloured light and LP could hear voices. The voices seemed to be arguing or screaming or decidedly not friendly. She was experiencing high anxiety, fear and complete confusion all at once.Then she heard Lewis. He was speaking to her plaintively insisting she wake up and do his bidding. LP focused on the direction of his chatter and her eyes looked up, up and higher still only to find Lewis on top of the t.v. in the bedroom. And therein lies Lewis' Talent . He had jumped on top of the t.v. and perhaps had inadvertently landed on the power switch found there and his paws had also hit the volume switch which accounted for the loud arguing voices. The volume had shot up to 180. LP didn't even know sound could reach that level of ear piercing pain.Now you may ask yourself, talent? What talent? Obviously that was a fluke. A master stroke , but a fluke nonetheless. But no , it wasn't a one time only pony trick. Lewis continues, two years later to perform his wizardry on a regular basis and always between 3a.m. and 4a.m. in the morning. And since talent by definition means an above average ability to do something , than it is a genuine talent that he has because his artistry has the above average ability to drive LP certifiably nuts. That's correct. Cuckoo.To further drive LP over the edge without a safety line to pathetically grab at , Lewis likes to practice his early morning moves in the evenings during regular t.v. viewing hours . Here are some pics demonstrating Lewis' formidable and vaguely odious ability. They truly demonstrate his versatility as an artist wouldn't you agree?
Have a terrorless Tuesday.
See you tomorrow!
the critters in The Cottage