It's been said that people that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life.
Interesting Cat Facts!
Things you might not know about cats... Did you know...that cats wink at you when they want to tell you they love you? I have two cats, Raider is the gorgeous boy in the photo, before he was Raider, his name was Juan, I immediately changed it upon adopting him from a local shelter (East County Animal Rescue, yes I am plugging them) He lived in a Petco for about 2 months before he got my attention by reaching out and grabbing my shirt every morning when I walked by him to clock in at work. Then I have Criminal...he started out as Diego, but then he decided that acting like a criminal was a good idea, doing things like dumpster diving, dragging the bread off the counter, and jumping up on places he knows he isn't allowed...so essentially he was being a cat. He remained "Diego" for about a month before my husband started saying "your just a little criminal" so we started calling him Criminal and it stuck. Criminal and Raider wink at me all the time...and if you wink back, that tells them you love them too.
When Harry Meets Esme
Esme felt a scream burning like acid, bubbling its way to the surface, fueled by Anders' never-ending inane drivel. "Hey babe, after your Aunt's thing pick up some pork rinds, the spicy ones, you bought the wrong ones last time, but I love you anyway." Snort, chortle.
I, Zhamir, was not always a cat. You might not believe me when I tell you this, and that is quite natural. I’ve grown fond of sunlit patches of grass and glass-stained windows, small boxes, and yarn. I believe I’ve adapted quite well to life as a four-legged lesser god, in fact. I’ve almost made such a behavior an art.
Through Margot's Eyes
I have a love that always grows further than from the end of my tail to the tip of my nose. I'm Margot and this is my story...
7 Things to Know About Maine Coons Before You Adopt One
Three years ago, I had the difficult task of persuading my now-husband to get a cat. He was adamantly a dog person — he liked cats, but he was convinced they were inferior to dogs as house pets.
Cats we all know them, and most of us love them, but what do we really know? Mere speculation is all we can go off of when we talk to our animals. Come on. I know you do it, we all do it. We all talk to our animals, right?
Hand raising a Kitten
Before I really get into my story and the do's and don'ts. Please if you see a kitten or find a litter do not take them. Most times Mom is not far off and is just getting some food. It is okay to sit and watch to see if Mom returns, if hours go by or even a day goes by and she has not returned then it okay to get involved. So please make sure there is no chance Mom is around. Also if you do not plan on taking on the responsibilities of raising them find someone who will or has the know how. Most times it's not always best to take them to a shelter. Shelters are over runned and more times than not the reality is they will be put down. It takes a lot of care for small kittens to survive. So remember Mom is best for these little ones!
Cats & Doors
My cat, Sammie, does not like closed doors. He does not like closed front doors, back doors, closet doors, cabinet doors or bathroom doors. When he sees a closed door, it must be opened, and he must go through it. He is very agile with opening the kitchen cabinet doors and is known by the other domesticated felines in the neighborhood as Flash because he can dart out the back door before the door is halfway open…no matter where he is in the house at the time. But he especially does not like closed bedroom doors. This is in direct conflict with my need to keep my bedroom door closed while I am sleeping. Therefore, we share a nightly ritual wherein Sammie wakes me up around 2:30am scratching at my bedroom door to get in.
A Kitten Story
It all started on a sunny, but cold morning in July in the Capital City of Australia. Canberra in winter. On a day off, while I was sorting through my emails and whatnots I received a photo of little black fluffs in between matresses that my husband had just found. I was two tiny kittens!
The Sensational Story of a Cat Called Larry
You'd be forgiven for thinking Boris Johnson is the guy in charge at No 10 Downing Street, Britain's seat of power and home to its Prime Ministers since 1735.
A Tail of 18 Cats
Consider me an animal lover. I have five horses, over 100 head of cattle, five dogs, and now over twenty cats. This is possible because I live on a 2000 acre ranch in Eastern New Mexico, have a large hay barn and two shops. The cattle and horses are pasture feeding through the winter and my dogs stay in a large yard. Now the issue of my cats. I keep cats around because I have two girls age seven and eight that love playing in the hay barn and shops, most of the time barefooted and ignoring their immediate surroundings. With the ever present threat of rattle snakes, bull snakes, skunks, rats and other pests, my barn cats are worth their weight in gold.
The Scuba-Diving Cat
It all started with a cat. I caught a glimpse of her one day as she streaked by me in the garage. I had promised myself to never owe more than $10,000 of credit card debt, but there I was at $9,997, buying cat food at the corner store. I hit $10,011 the next day when I realized that she was pregnant. When I got to $10,061, I named her Christmas, because she came bearing gifts and had a fat belly. She had seven babies that summer, shortly after I hit $10,098. I did not name the kittens, except for the one that died. I found him in the morning when I went out to the garage to empty the trash. I buried Carrot in my neighbor’s geraniums while they were at work.