2008-07-10 14:04:21.000 – Stacey Kawecki, Observer
Martys beautiful green eyes
It’s something we, as humans, have to deal with on a regular basis. Jobs, colleges, dates, loans: all things we worry about when we think of rejection. For me, it’s Marty. Marty is by far the cutest, most adorable resident on the summit (sorry guys, but it’s totally true, Marty takes the cake, and my heart). So, what does anyone do when they fall in love (or like)? I try to cuddle with Marty, and there were a couple of really sweet moments we have had together. For example, one night, when I was feeling a bit under the weather, Marty curled up next to me on my top bunk and purred me to sleep. Needless to say, I was thrilled. I thought we were making some critical steps, and that Marty and I would continue on the path towards a meaningful relationship. Well, I’ll tell you how far that relationship went. He proceeded to purr and rub against my leg until two things were accomplished: He had more food in his bowl and his litter box was sufficiently cleaned. So, I spend my days on the summit, trying to get Marty to love me, petting him behind the ears, answering to his beck and call. I feel like Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, chasing after Demetrius. Helena, in love with Demetrius, told him of Hermia’s flight into the Wood with Lysander. I’ve decided to try something new, play hard to get. If I don’t pet him at every opportunity, maybe he’ll come looking for me. Love is a ruff and tumble game, and sometimes you’ve got to play a little dirty. I’ll keep you updated on how the Marty-Stacey saga goes.
Stacey Kawecki, Observer