on the road of life

I found this cute little gem over on Oreo's site. He's a pudgy but adorable cat that maintains the discipline in Heather's house over in Virginia. It's always good to have a cat taking care of things--even if he's a little stoned at the moment.

I think this might be a good parable for Christian values. Or if you're more philosophically inclined, a good representation of Kant's catagorical imperative.

Personally I root more for dogs than cats (sorry Oreo) but in this case I guess things turn out the way they should. Reminds me a lot of those Road Runner cartoons from the Bugs Bunny show.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to design one of those nifty little banners that cover a corner of the blog. I've made the GIF but haven't written the javascript to put it in the right place. Wish me luck!

Comments

Aginoth said…
Ahh the classics...meep Meep
Gotta love animation.
mar said…
where do I go to make a gif in the first place? it is hard to catch up with you people! ;D
I_Wonder said…
Cats or dogs? I like a dog's faithfulness. I can be down and out, dressed in discared rags and stink to high heavens and a dog will stay with me. Cats, on the other hand, exhibit a "kiss my butt" independence that is so admirable.

Feed a dog and the dog thinks "He feeds me. He must be a god."
Feed a cat and the cat thinks "He feeds me. I must be a god."
utenzi said…
Aginoth, I like Road Runner more now than I did as a kid. It was too dry for me then. Of course it's not nearly as good as Bugs. Ever watch those propaganda type WW2 era cartoons of Bugs? Weird!

Gina, you better believe it. You can do amazing things with animation.

Mar, GIF is just a compression format first created by Compuserve way, way back. It's a loss-less format unlike the JPEGs lossy one. Any picture editing software will allow you to save files as GIF but if you have much color JPG is a better bet. Unfortunately if you want animation in a traditional format you have to go with GIF. An alternative is FLASH and it's not hard to work with as long as you're doing simple animation.

Wonder, without any hesitation I vote for the dog. Cats belong in their natural feral state! LOL With a few exceptions--I have known a few cats in my day that acted like dogs. Those I'd keep. :-)
Bridget Unnel said…
How can you not root for the cat? Don't make me send my fat tabby Niles over there to straighten you out!
Tara said…
I have a matching Dog and Cat. They are both mixed breed bruisers, both have the same black and white coloring and their names ryhme (Duke and Spook), although we didn't plan any of it. They fight constantly, but only in play. But the cat kicks my 80lb dog's ass. And he's declawed. I root for the dog, but that's cuz I know the poor guy will lose.
Claire said…
That's hilarious, I can't stop watching it...now I'm not so sure that's healthy!
Ciera said…
I like dogs myself. Small lap dogs. Sort of scared of the bigger ones [for some reason I don't even know].
Shane said…
my brother use to think that dogs were the boys and cats were the girls (when he was a wee lad)
Mona said…
I can see it being more of a karma than a christian thing
Yaeli said…
Good luck with your banner designing!! Hope it works for you! As for the cartoon... The car should have run over the cat. Go doggies go!!!
utenzi said…
Yaeli, hi beautiful!

Mona, I agree! Karma it is.
You have a great blog, I really love it! I am going to blogroll you utenzi.

Best!

Eric
MissMeliss said…
This made me laugh, though, I confess, I prefer dogs to cats, as well.

I've been feeling kind of insular lately, which is why I haven't commented. Have still been reading you, though.
Carmi said…
Hi Utenzi. I'm so glad that it's time for another weekend of Michele-based visiting. I hope you had a cool week. I'm looking forward to catching up on my reading on your site.
kenju said…
Good luck! And lay off the cats, will ya'??
utenzi said…
Eric, thanks for the vote of confidence.

Meliss, I love to visit your blog--it's so pretty. Now as to your posting frequency....!

Carmi, I'm sorry you had such a lousy week. I hope you're able to relax this weekend!

Judy, I have bad karma with cats, it's true, but my girlfriend makes up for it. Just tonight she saved a cat's life. She heard a faint mewing sound and found a cat trapped--and freed it. So if God is a cat, I hope to stay close enough of my gf to get some points off of this!
Begered said…
I love that animation! What a goofy dog, but you gotta love it... I like your site and I wish you luck on your banner. Someday I will be able to do such things. BTW, Michele sent me.

Hope you are having a great day!
mar said…
Michele sent me your way this time. Thanks for your gif-tips, it is amazing what creative people do nowadays.
JoeC said…
Hello, Michele sent me. Good luck there. love dogs more, cats are soo moody. cheers!
Oreo said…
Hello Utenzi...I thought I told you I'm NOT pudgy!!! Actually, by housecat standards I'm underweight at a measly 8 pounds. But don't think that means I can't come woop up on you.....thanks for visiting while I was stoned!!
Janet said…
Perfect example of karma! Hi, Michele sent me :-)
mw said…
I saw my life flash before my eyes just before the dog got his...

It scares me a little that you can go so smoothly from a goggle eyed cartoon to Kant.

The whole thing is probably a commentary on cell phones anyway.

Talk to michele - she sent me...
No_Newz said…
As long as your new banner doesn't bounce around, I wish you luck. ;)
Lois Lane
utenzi said…
LOL I forgot all about that, Lois. I REALLY liked that little javascript gem. In the future I won't put things like that up to a vote! :-p

The banner I'm working on is like those "ban poverty" or "impeach bush" type things you see in the corners of some blogs. I'll just do one with something silly on it that doesn't link to any charity. Begging on blogs bothers me somehow...
That little flashy piece is a hoot! Good luck with your banner!
Lora said…
Good Luck!
Carmen said…
That is cute!

Good luck on your banner.

Michele sent me;)
mar said…
Hi, Michele sent me to check up on your banner.
Hi Utenzi...Thanks for stopping by my blog..Yes! Getting over jetlag on the LA -London run is tough!! But, it worked out great!
LOVE that cartoon you have on your post today! Come back and read Part 2 when you get a chance.
kenju said…
Utenzi, that cartoon dog getting his is called "instant karma"!

Michele sent me tonight.
jane said…
everytime i see this is love it!
Carmi said…
There's a Yiddish term that describes this perfectly: geshtrofen. It's when people with nasty hearts and souls have nastiness visited upon them.

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