gyre wrote:Can we bring cats?
It is my hope that the following story will become legend:
During year one, when Cat Show & Tell was being held a Comfort & Joy, there was an actual cat that came to visit us! He didn't say much. He lived with his humans in an RV that traveled year-round around the U.S. A special exemption was made for this cat to be able to come to the playa, since as you know, in general animals are not allowed. In fact, he was a six year burner and had a tag that said so, along with his camp address and contact information. So in comes this cat in a special evap-cooled carrier and his owner brings him out on a leash and says, "Would you please bring this cat some water from a white dish?" So I obliged, and indeed, this was the kind of cat that deserved water from exactly the kind of dish as was his preference. And he nosed around the shaded dome for a few minutes, then retreated back to his carrier, and then his humans took him away and he was gone.
I'll tell you what I would
If there are any artists reading this, and if you plan to come to Cat Show & Tell, please bring your drawing or painting supplies. If you can draw and listen at the same time, while people are starting to talk, I will have you fold some paper into a card and decorate the front, then pass it around for people to sign. Every year there are one or two people at Cat Show & Tell whose cats have just passed away. And it must be very hard to have to share about what made
their cat so special, instead of a story about the cat that they can look forward to seeing again once Burning Man is done. Anyways, with a bit of quick drawing, we could have hand-made cards signed by all us burners, to give good wishes to those who have lost their most special friends.
Let's not end on such a sad note. This year's door prize is: a CD of cats purring loudly. I also have #3 in the Watch My Sexy Friends Sleep
DVD series (#3 is "Kate") -- let's just say I have to make a copy of that before I leave.
See you soon, cats