Hello beans all, readers of this blog. Cat Bugs here. I write to correct a recent misperception.
I know the Bean over here is very proud of her little wall-devices. She and friends installed these to help meet my climbing needs.
I’m touched — but, frankly, these are attempts merely. Yesterday I was reminded of why they are adequate but not sufficient.
Bean put the new drum-head in to soak.
I pondered the goat-aroma.
The potent perfume gradually worked its way through the first cranial nerve into my temporal lobe. It came back to me in a flash: My ancestral days on the savannah, hunting for wildebeest.
It was a natural hop from that, to mountain-climbing.
How so, you ask? Where are Alps in West Africa?
You probably don’t know, then, of the Bandiagara Escarpment. I said Bandiagara. That’s in Mali.
The Bean over here knows about Bandiagara. She’s been there. She even helped produce a video about it.
If you’re short for time, start the first clip at the three-minute-mark. Then, if you just begin the second clip, you can see what Bean’s lame excuse for climbing the Bandiagara amounts to. This climb almost killed her. So you can see why, then, hard as she may try, she’s just not bean enough for me.
I guess the Bean must have missed the connection between the Bandiagara and me. I guess she hadn’t met me at that point.
So I got on-line to show her.
Beans all, look what I found. Just look at this vid. This vid shows what climbing is all about. The bean in this vid really gets what cats need, in the climbing department. Notice: This bean does not use crampons. You may recall that I discussed and discarded crampons, a while back.
The bean in this video? This is The One. The one I have? Come on. I am The Bugs. This bean here is the bean for me.
Caution, Vertigo Advisory: Watch the following video only when you are very, very internally quiet and calm. OK. Are you that way? Are you sure? Be on the safe side. Take an extra-deep breath. Ready? Now watch the video at this link. This is the bean that I, The Bugs, want.