Our Panel of Illustrious Judges
|Judge Sunshine the Cat|
|Judge Noodles the Pug|
|Judge Molly Ragmuffin|
Walking along the wall known as The Shoji Screen, that barrier between the wild North Den and the Kitchen Table, Sunshine the Cat Surveyed the playing field. Today the trials were set to begin. There will be several challenges the competitors must overcome.
Edibleness: Is this treat worthy of a nosh - or does it only earn a lick or two?
Sit and Waitness: Is this fair treat worthy of the patience and calmness it takes to WAIT for a nibble?
Smellgoodableness: Does the treat intrigue one to eat or does it clear the room with its unwholesome stench?
Trickworthiness: Will one do ANYTHING to acquire the treat?
Sunshine the cat snickered to herself. "As if any treat will accomplish all of the above," she thought. Their naivete will be their undoing, she went on. No treat had ever survived all four tests. No treat has ever proven truly trickworthy. That would require something more than a handshake or even a play dead. No, to be truly trickworthy, a treat must elicit an UP and TURN. Sunshine the Cat continued on her way to the arena. She shivered a little as the chill wind whipped past her. Yes, she thought. . . winter is nigh.
Skittering up the wall, a spider cast a prediction for the DAY - Four will play, only one will stay.
End of Chapter Two
Check back tomorrow for the conclusion to
A Game of Treats
Today is Wednesday - don't forget to HOP.