Do Cats Forget Like I Do?

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It seems that I forget things now more than I used to. I’m assured that it’s all part of aging, but that doesn’t help the frustration. Just this morning, I’m thinking to myself, “I know there were two things to do on the computer today. What was the second one?” Do any of the rest of you find yourself in that situation? Or this?

What Did I Come For

Let’s look at some cats who forgot things. The cat who forgot he was adopted.

Adopted

The kitten who forgot to run fast.

Carry a Camera

The cat who forgot he shouldn’t be on the table.

Something Warm

The cat who forgot he gets stuck in the chair.

Amazing Cat

The cat who forgot she’s not a chicken.

Baby Sitting

The cat who forgot he never left!

I'm Back

The cat who forgot his license.

License

The cat who forgot to look cute.

There's Always That One Friend

The cat who forgot to lock the bathroom door.

Without Permission

The cat who forgot he was tired.

On Your Mark

The cat who forgot to wear matching socks.

Matching Socks

 The cat who forgot he wasn’t home.

Plop Down

 The cat who forgot who controls the red dot.

Control the Red Dot

The cat who forgot how to get in the house.

Drapes

The cat who forgot where he was.

Whoopsie Daisy

I guess the answer to my questions about cats forgetting is yes. Seems like they do forget. Of course, you have to have the one exception! Here’s the cat that COULDN’T forget.

I've Seen Things

 If you have a story about your cat, please share. Always enjoy your comments!

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

6 Reasons YOU Should Be a Cat

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Right now my boys have it pretty good! They don’t have to worry about fixing a leaky basement, watering the yard, taking care of the plants, cooking, etc. Summer is such a busy time around here because I have a HUGE back yard. Even when my mother was alive, it was up to me since she was in her 90’s and not really able to keep up with it. Don’t mind it, but it’s hard to get back in gear after not doing anything all winter. Found a picture I liked about being a cat so will share with you.

1. Free Food

Hey, free is good. Too bad the grocery store doesn’t think so!

Please, Dear Lord

Lord's Prayer

Snooze Button

2. Free Rent

No house payments, taxes, and insurance to think about either!

High Rise Apartment

Pretzel

Spare Cats

3.  Sleep As Long As You Want To

Would love to sleep in more some days, but always wake up early. Darn!

I Like Mornings Better

What is This Morning That You Speak Of

My Nap Runneth Over

 4. Look Great With No Effort

Don’t have to spend any time making yourself look good.

Norwegian Forest Cat (2)

Gorgeous Siamese

Ridiculously Cute

5. Toes Look Like Beans

Don’t know if this is a pressing reason to be a cat, but it’s an interesting concept.

Feline Anatomy

Thumbs Up

6. License To Kill

To Kill a Mockingbird

Dis Channel

Bugged Kitty

Based on these six reasons, would you like to be a cat? I definitely like the first four reasons. Not too sure about number five and definitely not number six. Let us hear from you. In review, here are six reasons to be a cat.

Be a Cat

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

Getting Ready For Summer

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It’s spring and summer is just around the corner! The cats and I are getting ready to enjoy some of  the activities that are possible during the summer. The boys and I won’t be wearing bathing suits, but these girls seem to enjoy it!

Summer Cats

There certainly are other things we can be doing, however. Walking is fun and good exercise. It’s especially nice if you have a friend to walk with.

Duck Friend

 Hop Along

If you haven’t done much walking during the winter, make sure you get in shape first.

I Should Have Had a V8

It’s nice to take a drive up to the mountains and enjoy the scenery.

Kitten Car Seats

Besides enjoying the scenery, you can get away from the  heat! Some areas of the country get pretty HOT during the summertime.

Hot

Relief

With the heat come the bugs and insects.

I Hate Spiders

Many people like to work out in the yard taking care of flowers and such. I can kill them quicker than I can grow them, so I just like to sit in a lawn chair and enjoy my yard that way.

Garden Statue

It’s always fun to explore new territory.

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Summer also brings vacation time and family visits.

Relatives Didn't Buy a Return Ticket

Whatever your plans are, get on your sunglasses and have fun! (Minus the cigarette)

The Boss

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

More Problems For Your TOO MANY CATS

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Remember last week when you accepted all those cats from Fred and the problems you might have?

Not married

I thought of some other things. How would you feed all those cats! Heaven forbid that you eat before they do.

Eating First

You might have a revolt on your hands!

Dramatic

Feeding the Cat

You might have to resort to this.

Ingratitude

Next would be the matter of visits to the vet for annual checkups and to make sure everyone is “fixed”.

Don't Yell at My Marshmellows

Finally All Asleep

Because……

Cats, the Gift That Keeps On Giving

Cats like having their own hiding places or comfortable spots where they just like to be left alone.

Your Spot

Your Chair

Do you have room for all the “gifts” they might bring you?

Gift

Cats have made it known they would like catnip legalized

Legalize Catnip

because this is embarrassing!!

Police Dog

Can you imagine all of your cats on catnip?

Catnip

Could cause some problems

I've Had It

But, if you’re like me,

My Cats Are Family

and I’m sure everything will be okay. 🙂

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

You Now Have TOO MANY CATS!

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Last week in talking about the “weirdness” of cats, I used this picture, among many.

Fred

Yes, cats remember how their kind was treated thousands of years ago.

Ancient Egypt

So you accepted Fred and all of his friends. Wonder what your house would look like now. There would be the problem of where they would all sleep. You might have to do this.

Cat Organizer

Or this.

Spare Cats

The overflow may have to sleep with you!

Ready For Bed

Well, enough of that! What else might happen?

Once they wake up, there might be a grouch among the group.

 Good Morning (2)

They’ll want to play.

Something Was Jumping

Move Over

They’ll want to look outside to see what’s going on.

Kitty Cats

They’ll have to introduce themselves to the dog.

Hello

They’ll need their exercise.

Be Right Back

Treadmills

There are very different personalities among all these cats. Anything from a fraidy cat,

Squish It

a shy cat,

Peek-A-Boo

a well educated cat,

Using Hashtags

a smart cat,

Science Cat

to a cat that’s just being a smarty pants!

Check Engine Light

But even through all the situations that come about, they will still love you.

Mom

After all,

Potato Chips

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

Why Are Cats SO WEIRD?

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That’s a good question! To some people that’s exactly the way cats act. Granted, these probably seem weird.

Im Just Another Cat in the Wall

Chicken

However, they just might be trying to figure out who they are!

I Don't Know What to Do With One Life

Have you ever thought about the things we have in common with cats? As a young child, did you ever get scared and want to crawl in with Mom and Dad?

I Hads a Bad Dream

Have you ever been too hot and needed to cool off?

Cooling Off

Or just the opposite. Have you ever been too cold?

You Know It's Cold Outside

Do you get excited to open presents you get?

Open It

Do you get upset if someone takes something away from you that you wanted?

Excuse Me

When you were a kid, did you have someone you liked to play with?

Fits and Sits

As an adult, do you enjoy company once in a while?

Fred

Maybe they wonder about us sometimes.

Clever Humans

All in all, I think they have everything pretty well figured out!

Stupid

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

Rain, Rain, Go Away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This has been one very frustrating week! My parents fought the water problem with the basement for years; now it’s my turn. Would love to open the windows, get out a chute, and have the dump truck start filling it with dirt! Started out the week feeling pretty good and thinking about the things I wanted to accomplish.

Sleepy Maine Coon

It started to snow and then rain.

Noah Called

I felt like my world had been turned upside down since all I did was mop up and wash and dry old towels and bedspreads.

Upside Down

But I kept on keeping on and hoping for a break.

I'm Not Tired Are You Tired

I was often wishing for this.

Momma Will Make It Better

Unfortunately, Mom is with the good Lord. So I had to figure out a way to stop this.

The Catterbury Tales

Get a sump pump, they said. It would be good, they said. Yup, this is how I looked while I’m putting it together.

This is How You Look Right Now

Now it’s put together and will hopefully make life a little easier. As this fellow says:

One of Those Weeks

I now sound like this every time I move!

I'm Not Old

I hope next week is better!

Smile

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

I Has A Bug!

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Seems like everybody I know has been catching the crud that’s been going around. Knock on wood, I have been fine so far. But I wondered about my cats since they seem like they don’t have much energy lately. Maybe they’re trying to tell me something. This is their normal routine.

Itinery

But this is the way that they’re acting.

I Haz A Bug

Oh, I see your bug!

But what about this? I don’t see a bug on Kirby.

I Have the Dumb

So you’re telling me that one of you is sick and one is dumb. Very interesting! Wonder what these furry friends are going to say about themselves.

Can't Get Out of Bed

He Does This

Unstoppable

You know what? I think you guys are just trying to make me feel sorry for you. Is this what happened?

Poor Muffin

I don’t believe that. I think you’re all being lazy!

Lazy

Ahhh, now we’re finally getting to the heart of the problem. Guess you’re just being cats after all.

You're A Cat

Do you have some comments about the funny things that your cat does? We’d love to hear them. Please share.

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

The Yearly Visit to the Vet

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Yup, it’s that time of year again when Kirby gets his regular checkup, his shots, etc. I used to dread this  because he was hard to catch and very noisy when he was in the exam room. Started following some of the advice I had read and written about in previous blogs which seemed to help. Brought out the carrier where he can go in anytime he wants (and come out), put treats and play toys in the carrier, and threw in something with my scent on it. That seemed to help a lot. Still doesn’t like to ride in the car. :>) Let’s just say it’s a work in progress.

In the beginning, I would be met with a face like this when I’d bring out the carrier:

Cat Selfies

(Especially the last one in the first row and the first one in the second row)

Getting him into the carrier would be something like this.

Say Uncle

While in the carrier, his attitude was probably:

Keep Calm and Hate Everyone

Thank goodness Mom got smarter and started considering how Kirby felt and how scary a trip to the vet can be. This part is much better now. Of course, once we are at the vets and he comes out of the carrier:

Murder Button

Dr. Molly has a way of keeping him calm if I leave the room. Don’t hear the screaching and the squalling anymore like I used to. Exam goes well and it’s time to go home. What a difference! Quiet and sleeping.

If You're Sleepy Raise Your Paws

But if the truth be known, he may be having these thoughts.

The Vet

Vet Did to the Dog

Once we’re home, the trip is just a thing of the past.

Successfully Wasted

These links will take you to my previous blogs about preparing your cat for a more relaxed way of going to and seeing the vet. Wish I had known this when my boys were kittens. Sure would have made it a lot easier.

http://sammythesupercat.blogspot.com/2014/04/omg-im-going-to-vet.html

http://sammythesupercat.blogspot.com/2015/04/no-no-not-vet.html

If you have any suggestions that have worked well with your cats, please share them with us.

 

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

 

Spring Has Sprung!

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Spring is here! The snow has finally melted off the lawn and the temperatures are getting warmer. Do cats enjoy spring? I’m sure they do after a long winter of snowy days and not much sunshine. So, how do cats celebrate the coming of spring? Let’s see…………

For cats who are inside/outside cats, maybe they’d be the first in their neighborhood to sit on a fence.

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They could take a walk with a friend.

Duck Friend

 They would most definitely enjoy the warm sunlight wherever they were!

Sun Is Next Best Thing to Momz

Power of the Sun

Dignity

 It’s time to relax!

Put Your Feet Up and Have a Good Weekend

It’s fun to play in the yard for the first time.

Stuck

Come in Peace

Sometimes a spring storm will happen, but cats can adapt.

Noah Called

Of course, there’s always the thing that happens in the spring even to humans.

Fall in Love

After all this activity, it’s time to get recharged.

Solar Charge

What do you notice your cats do when winter changes to spring? Share your stories with us. We’d love to hear from you.

Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667