Last night was one of those nights again. In the living room, I felt tired and sleepy but once in bed I was wide awake. I tossed and turned and when the zzzzzz’s failed to come and get me I gave up trying to sleep and lay staring at the ceiling. After a while I practiced some relaxed breathing, I counted backward from 100, concentrated on muscle relaxation, nothing helped.
Cats are by far the most popular pet in America, and yet it is also true that there are advantages and disadvantages for our indoor feline pets. Sometimes they are the sweetest pet that you can own and sometimes they are sassy critters that choose not to listen to you.
Did you adopt a cat or kitten? Has this sweet addition to the family had an accident on the floor or carpet? Not to worry, cats are among the cleanest animals and in most cases training them to use the litter box is fairly easy. Cats are like people, they like a clean place to their business and they like it private.
This is Bennie. The reason I hold any photo I take of her so closely is because I would’ve never in a million years would’ve guessed that I would’ve had a pet cat. Nonetheless that said cat would become my best friend. I thought cats would only claw and scratched everything. But Bennie came into my life by a random chance and I truly believe she came into my life for a reason.
Anyone who owns or has owned a cat has probably experienced this: Your cat has just been fed but they still keep wandering around the house and meowing. I dealt with this a lot with cats at my parents’ house growing up, but recently it’s become more of a problem – my cat (or, more specifically, my husband’s sister’s cat who currently lives with us) will just not stop meowing. But why?
There's something rather majestic about the Persian cat – don't you think? There's that slight resemblance that we often see in ourselves when we're at our lowest. They're grumpy in appearance, lazy in character, and overall pretty strange to look at when hardly groomed. But, for some reason, we, as cat lovers, can't help but adore their qualities for every time they're brought up in conversation.
I wanted to pay tribute to my two highly strung and intelligent, magnificent and loving companion cats, Orby and Triny who passed away after fifteen years of unbridled love and joy.
I was about 6 when we got our first cats. After losing our pet rabbit, we decided to look for a kitten or two. It took a long time until finally, in my absence, my older sister found the perfect pair at the SPCA. I remember coming home from my dad's place to find food bowls placed on the kitchen floor. When I got down to the den, there on the couch with my sister were two little tabby kittens. They were brother and sister. My sister had claimed the smaller blonde girl, while I settled for the bigger, darker tabby boy. The girl's name was originally Peaches due to the orange spot on her head, but my sister renamed her Mittens because of her white paws. As for myself, after hearing the tall tales of Figaro 1 and 2, whom I've never met, I decided to give my kitten the name Figaro III.
In Loving Memory of Olden: My beloved King Cat
'Serendipity' could have been her name. Instead, she became 'Lucy' and how she came to be 'Lucy' is one of my favorite work memories.