I won’t always be around to post here, so I’ve been trying to pass on my skills to Pearl. Not that I claim to be an expert, but people seem to like my blog and it would be a shame for it all to stop after I’ve gone.
Pearl has posted once or twice before, but only to disrespect me and big herself up. That sort of bitchiness will not win followers (at least, it shouldn’t). Readers want interesting topics and useful information. Pearl isn’t stupid, but like most greyhounds she’s basically lazy – she thinks blogging is hard work and one or two posts a year is more than enough. So I’ve been trying to encourage her by setting little exercises.
The first one was a how-to list. ‘People like how-to lists,’ I told her. ‘And they’re easy to do, so it’ll be a good starting point for you.’
‘What shall I make my list about?’ she asked.
‘Anything you like,’ I said.
This is what she came up with.
How to Trash a Chair by Pearl Greyhound
- Scrape it with your claws until you’ve made a small hole
- Use your teeth to pull out some stuffing
- Make the hole bigger
- Pull out more stuffing
- Carry on until all the stuffing has gone, or your human notices what’s happening
All I can say is, I hope it’s a long time before I have to hand over the controls of this blog to her.