It’s time to pull out our new calendar, and this time I’m more excited than usual about the task. The calendar we’re going to use this year is special to us.
Here’s the story:
A few years ago my brother, Phil, gave us a Cat Fancy calendar. Each day had a photo of cats and some random cat fact. Throughout the year I tore away each day and read the facts. Then near the end of the calendar was an invitation to send in up to three photos of your own cat(s) for consideration in their upcoming calendar. The payment if any of your photos were chosen would be two of that year’s calendars.
Because everyone believes their kids are the brightest and their pets are the cutest, I figured there would be a lot of people sending in photos for the chance to show off their cats. In spite of all the imagined competition, I decided to send in my three photos and see what happened. For a while I waited expectantly to hear that they’d received them. Nothing. After a while longer I thought they would just let me know which one they had chosen to use (because I really believed they couldn’t say no to all three of my entries; they were just too good!). But a long time passed and I never heard anything, so I just forgot about it and chalked it up to their bad taste. 😉
Fast forward a year and a half (a few months ago): A package arrived with two 2011 Cat Fancy calendars and a letter telling us on which date our cat was featured! What?! It’s a weird feeling to think something is all over and then have it show up again in your life. Well, we are very proud of our darling Lucy, so I’ve immortalized the chosen photo in a layout (of course).
Here’s the layout: