I came across this title just recently:
If O'Reilly uses cats on the cover of its Essential Blogging book, it confirms my suspicion that cats are an essential element to a good blog. Where would I be if I didn't live with cats?
I'm just a hack, of course, but I credit Grendel, Rhiannon, and Maebh with any good in this blog. Thanks, munchkins, for your essential contribution. Now get off my keyboard. Please.