Aug 3, 2008

No More Back to School for Praline

Hello my furry friends! Praline here.

August is back-to-school month at the Floof and Fur, but Mom says we have had enough school to last a lifetime. Just a little background:'

I came to live with my mom at the tender age of 12 weeks back in December 1995. At the time, Mom was in school to work on her Ph.D. She had been a teacher for 17 years teaching middle school math and wanted a change.

While in graduate school, Mom taught math classes to freshmen and sophomores. I helped Mom grade papers (after playing a game of "who can catch the flying papers?") and even gave my stamp of approval on a few papers (you should have seen Mom trying to explain the teeth marks).

When I would get tired of Mom doing all of the work on the computer and grading papers, I would hold a "sit in" and lie down on top of her papers and not move and give her the "I've had enough of this paperwork" stare.

We taught math at the college level for almost 10 years! Mom now works for a government agency that works with colleges and universities, so we still have papers to go over! The picture above is what Mom had to do while she was home recuperating from her foot surgery.

So, as you can see, I have completed my Ph.D. and am now a happily retired kitty! We still stay in contact with our former students (they are teachers now!) and they always ask how I am doing.


ZOOLATRY said...

Good Morning Miss Praline. We expect you were one of the very best "teacher assistants" anywhere.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

what a furry nice story, praline! here you are, all retired an' cozy, an' skeezix is all agog at the chance he might get to go to school for the furry furst time--just goes to show that the cat blogosphere is fur efurrycat!!

FLOOF & FUR said...

You are a very good floofer Praline for helping your mommy through school and grading papers!