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
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Love From Your Cat Videos

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Make a Move

Last week was Valentine’s Day, so we talked about love from your kitty cat. Came across some videos on the Internet that display this so well!! It’s just natural for us to want to show our cats love by hugging and kissing them. Some cats just hate this. Why? They hate being confined. Being petted is nice, but being hugged is not. Even though you’re not trying to hurt the cat, it triggers a deep-rooted fear of being grabbed by predators that makes the cat nervous and uncomfortable. As for kissing, when cats lick each others’ faces, they move slowly and are fully relaxed. Humans tend to move more quickly. Again, there’s the closeness issue.

Enjoy this video on You Tube showing exactly this behavior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPnKG6f44fk

Also mentioned last week was grooming. If your cat chooses to groom another cat, or you, that is considered to be an act of love.

Enjoy this grooming video:  http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-why-i-love-cats-heres-another-reason-why-cats-are-the-best-and-also-hilarious/

Here’s a cat that is demanding kisses!  http://lovemeow.com/2014/06/abyssinian-cat-demanding-kisses/

This Siamese wants attention ALL THE TIME. http://lovemeow.com/2014/06/elvis-the-siamese-cat-wants-attention-meow/

Doesn’t really matter the size of the cat as far as showing affection. Big cats are no different. Take a look!

http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2014/03/27/30-big-cats-caught-being-adorable/

 

Since this blog is long on videos, it’s going to short on words. So long till next time. Hope you enjoyed the show! Let us know what you thought.

 

 

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

Siamese and Special Needs Cats

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We’ve been talking about adopting cats and the decisions you need to make in order to provide a smooth transition for you and for the cat. A Labrador or a Rottweiler can be an equally wonderful pet, providing the dog’s needs and temperament mesh with the owner’s. If not … look out. The same holds true regarding cats, and “breed specific” rescue groups are now a major trend in feline as well as canine rescue.

Today, let’s take a look at the Siamese breed. The reason I chose this breed is because they are one of the first adopted, but also the first to be brought back! Why is this? That’s because these pretty faces are typically “in your face”.

Siamese Cat

I can relate to this since my Sammy has many Siamese qualities. His body build, the shape of his head, and his incessant talking are all Siamese traits. Siamese are high maintenance in behavior because they get involved in everything you do! However, they are low maintenance as far as grooming due to their short, sleek hair.

Siamese have been one of the most popular cat breeds in America ever since they got a lot of publicity, good and bad, with leading roles in two hit 1950s movies, “Lady and the Tramp” and “Bell, Book and Candle.” The breed originated in Thailand (formerly Siam).

The Siamese Cat Rescue Center has just one shelter facility, in Locust Dale, Va. But it has some 400 volunteers throughout the Eastern U.S., from New Hampshire to Florida and as far west as Indiana and Tennessee. At last count, SCRC has rescued a total of 9,303 Siamese cats since its 1998 inception. Along with four affiliate Siamese rescue organizations, one each in Texas and Colorado and two in California, the rescue total is 21,189. None of this would be possible without the Internet. Click on Siamese Rescue to connect with volunteers and resources across the U.S., or to peruse a parade of photos of cats and kittens available for adoption and appreciate all the variations within the breed: Seals, Blues, Lynx torties, Lilacs, Chocolates, and Snowshoes.

Here are stories about two special rescue cats that will warm your heart. The first is about Blaze, a rescue who lost his eyes at a very young age. Even though he has special needs, his “mommy” gave him a forever home.

Blazing Blind Trails

The second story is about Pippa, a rescue cat, who appears to have the special ability to detect when her eight-year-old owner is about to suffer a hypoglycemic episode due to her diabetes.

Rescue Cat Makes Sure Diabetic Owner is Feline Fine

We’re talking about adopting cats, but these following thoughts apply to any pet! Be responsible, please.

I Am a Forever Cat

When You Rescue

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