Spring Has Sprung!

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I’m sure that we have a few more snowstorms coming in this part of the country, but it’s spring according to the calendar. Let’s see how our furry friends like spring.

Since we lost an hour a few weeks back, it takes a while to get moving.

On top of that, cats may have trouble getting their humans up!

However, once our friends are up, there are things to do.

Once the necessities are out of the way, it’s time to eat.

and relax.

Then it’s time to play hide and seek.

Play with friends.

Catch a mouse.

Exercise

Have a treat.

After all that, it’s time to rest again.
Before evening, there might be time to pretend to be a Superhero

or to just simply watch people go by.

 Some cats “spring” forward better than others. Don’t think this one is handling it too well!

Are you happy that spring is here?

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

Feline Hall of Fame

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As a kitten, Oscar was very playful. As a matter of fact, he would play so hard that he would drop on the floor and go to sleep where he landed! The family hoped he would slow down as he grew up. No, Oscar kept on playing hard. One day while he was playing out in the yard, he jumped so high that he landed in the birdbath! He didn’t like the water, but he loved the feeling of jumping.

That made him wonder what he could find by jumping in the house. The family was always putting things up high where he couldn’t reach them. Well, he was going to fix that! First, it was the kitchen counters, then the bathroom sink, tables, dressers, etc. He was driving everyone nuts! They tried two-sided tape and special pads you could buy to keep cats off the counters. None of that worked. They finally tried spraying him with a squirt bottle.

That didn’t work either. In fact, he became so well known about his ability to resist the squirt bottle that he was voted into the Feline Hall of Fame.

feline-hall-of-fame

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

Did You Get a New Kitten for Christmas?

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A new, furry, lovable kitten is always fun, but sometimes that fun wears off when the holidays are over. I’ve always believed that if you’re going to be a pet owner, you need to be a responsible pet owner. It breaks my heart to see animals mistreated because their owners are tired of them. All of us who are animal lovers know how precious these little lives are and that they deserve good care like the rest of our family.

Kind to an Animal

If the animal was a gift that you don’t want anymore, then please find it a home where it can be happy or put it in a no-kill shelter. The shelters are full of pets looking for a forever home. Some people prefer to adopt an older animal rather than getting a young one. An older cat is not as mischievous as a kitten can be nor are they as active.

Adopt a Senior Pet

Of course, who could turn this down?

Adoption

If you’re up for some adventure, you could always adopt a feral cat. It took my Sammy a long time to learn to trust humans, but the patience was worth it. He is the most lovable lap cat now and just gives me so much joy.

Feral Cats

Feral Cats Show Love

No matter which method that new cat arrived, they will return your love many times over.

Happiness Is

Pure Love

First Thing

Through all of this, however, you have to remember one basic fact. No one owns a cat!

No One Owns a Cat

Owned By a Cat

And finally……………

Talk to Cats

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

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

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

The “Kitten” Bowl is About to Start!

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It’s a beautiful day in Santa Clara, California, and everyone is anticipating the start of the “Kitten” Bowl. There are eight contestants on each team. The goal is to see which team can get to the catnip in the end zone first. The contestants were introduced last week in this blog. If you missed that, you can check them out while you’re waiting for the game to start.

Looks like we’re ready. Team A gets to go first. Will they get to the catnip or will Team B be able to stop them? The whistle blows and here we go!!!!

I said the whistle blows and here we go!!! Ummmm, maybe the referee will tell us what’s happening because there’s no activity on the field. What in the world?!!

Referee: Team A has a five yard penalty for delay of game!

Seems like there are several problems with this team. Sandy is trying to sing the National Anthem (or should I say screech the National Anthem)

Whenever I Have a Problem I Sing

Ginger ran too much in practice and is too tired to play.

What Are You Talking About

Tabby couldn’t find the right shoes.

These Aren't My Shoes

Merlin decided he didn’t like the moment and was going to take a nap.

Today I Will Live in the Moment

Kirby was too busy smelling the flowers.

Smells So Good!

The only one who seemed to be ready was Fluffy. He was ready to receive anything he could catch.

Let It Snow

Referee: Since Team A can’t get their act together, it will be Team B’s turn!!

Okay, now maybe we’ll see some action. Since Team A is all over the field doing their thing, Team B should be able to go right down the field and get the catnip first. Here we go!!!!!!   Or not……..

Arvin likes to eat flowers

He Doesn't Really Care If She Loves Him

which Fang thinks is really funny!

I'll Laugh At You

Rhett is sad because of Scarlett

Tell Scarlett I Do Give a Damn

and Whiskers is having a fit about his whiskers not looking good.

Don't Look At My Whiskers

Snuggles is looking for a friend.

Adorable

Sammy would rather run in the house instead of on a grassy field.

I Have to Run

So, of course, the referee is going to give Team B a five-yard penalty also. Now what are we going to do? Morris, from Team A, is really disgusted about the whole thing.

You're Still Talking

Smarty, from Team B, seems to have all the answers, but that’s not much help.

I Have All the Answers

What about the quarterbacks. Which one is going to lead their team to the catnip? Guess it won’t be the one for Team B. He’s too busy showing off his beautiful coat!

Amazing Tail

Here comes the quarterback from Team A. Now we’re talking! I know who’s going to win this game!

No Time to Explain

His team piles in, they grab the catnip, and win the game! Way to go Team A!

Whew! Finally got through that one. I think the big boys had better forget the Kitten Bowl next year and leave it up to the kittens. They seem to have the energy to pull it off better. Oh, well, live and learn. Hope you enjoyed it.

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

Contestants For the “Kitten” Bowl

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On to the Super Bowl!!! Of course, that’s for us humans to get excited about. The cats get excited about the Kitten Bowl which is really cute. They decided, however, that it shouldn’t just be for the kittens. The big guys wanted in on the action also. Let’s see who wants to be in grown up version of the “Kitten” Bowl.

There are only eight players on each team, but they’ll play offense and defense. Okay, who’s ready to play?

On Team A, we have:

Kirby-Guard

Smells So Good!

Sandy-Tackle

Whenever I Have a Problem I Sing

Morris-Tight End

You're Still Talking

Ginger=Running Back

What Are You Talking About

Muffin-Quarterback (He can drive them down the field)

No Time to Explain

Tabby-Guard

These Aren't My Shoes

Fluffy-Wide Receiver

Let It Snow

Merlin-Tackle

Today I Will Live in the Moment

Now for Team B

Champion-Quarterback

Amazing Tail

Snuggles-Tackle

Adorable

Whiskers-Tight End

Don't Look At My Whiskers

Arvin-Tackle

He Doesn't Really Care If She Loves Him

Fang-Guard

I'll Laugh At You

Smarty-Guard

I Have All the Answers

Rhett-Wide Receiver

Tell Scarlett I Do Give a Damn

Sammy-Running Back

I Have to Run

 So, how will all of this turn out? You’ll have to wait until next week for the game. It should be very entertaining!

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