Get on That Pig and Hold on Tight
Not too long ago, Darren cheered me up during a stressful morning by showing me this video:
How awesomely ridiculous is that? Singer-songwriter Parry Gripp writes soundtracks to Internet memes and makes up names for them that include “Spaghetti Cat (I Weep for You).”
The Baby Monkey video was pretty much custom made for me. Seriously. Before I saw this video, I told Darren that my favorite animal in the world would be a baby monkey riding on the back of a baby goat. (You can tell that Darren and I get a little silly when we spend all day, every day, in the house by ourselves.) This video is the closest thing I’ve seen to my dream pet.
This morning, knowing I was stressed out, Darren looked me in the eye with a straight face and said, “I’ve been thinking, and I have some advice for you: Get on that pig and hold on tight.”
And this is why I love Darren. He finds a way to make a life lesson out of things like Baby Monkey going backwards on a pig.
The full lyric goes like this:
the world has gone insane
and you don’t know what is right
you got to keep on keepin’ on
get on that pig and hold on tight
Things are all over the place right now, so I could really use a dose of that wisdom.
Exhibit A: Our adopted boy cat that gave birth to kittens.
About a month ago, Darren and I adopted a stray black cat that was living under our porch. Neither of us has had pets before. The vet told me it was a boy, and we named it Benny.
Exactly one week later, I woke up in the morning to find that the cat had delivered three kittens. Into the litter box. How bizarre, right? It was just like an episode of the reality show “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant.”