April Fool!

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Wow! It’s already the first of April. Don’t know where the time went, but it flew by. Since it’s the first of April, you know what that means. Wonder if any of our friends had April Fool tricks played on them?

Breakfast is waiting for you in the kitchen, Simon.

If you let me dress you up, you can play with the hamsters.

You can sit in the extra chair for as long as you want.

Be careful of the new lamp!

Rover, the cat told me she wants to play with you.

 Hey, Mason! Guess who is with me.

It’s a beautiful day outside. Go and play.

This family needs a dog!

Humans are in charge, not cats.

Do you play any April Fool jokes on your friends? If so, we’d love to hear about them.

 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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I’m So Crabby!

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The day started out great. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and Hector had a chance to go outside and play. There was still snow on the ground, but it was starting to melt because of the sun. Since he hadn’t been outside for a while because of snowstorms, he really enjoyed exploring everything that was uncovered. He was having so much fun bouncing around. However, he lost his footing and fell face first into a pile of slush. That didn’t make him happy, but Mama cat cleaned his face when he went inside.

After a nap, he wanted to play with the kids in the house, but they were too busy. That made him sad so he went looking for his siblings. They didn’t want to play either! He kept telling himself that it was okay and that he would find something to do. Eventually he found some yarn sticking out of the bag that the Mom of the house had left out. Oh, boy, was that ever fun! He had that yarn everywhere by the time Mom found him. She decided he was still dirty and gave him a bath which he didn’t like at all!!

By the end of the day, his attitude has certainly changed. This is what he was thinking to himself:

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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

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (According to Cats)

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‘Twas the night before Christmas

and all through the house

all the creatures were stirring.

Even the mouse!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

in hopes that St. Claws soon would be there.

Mom in her kerchief and I in my cap

had just settled down for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear

but a miniature sleigh

and one old horse.

All the reindeer were sick

so Santa had to rely

on one old horse

that just couldn’t fly.

When Santa was let in

through the front door,

he immediately scared

the cats on the floor.

The cats were excited

to see what they’d get

as Santa delivered the gifts

to each pet.

Having finished his work,

Santa went to the door.

He climbed in his sleigh

and started to snore.

As the horse moved on

and was soon out of sight,

Santa was dreaming about the catnip

he would have later tonight.

Hope you enjoyed this. Want to wish each one of my readers a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2017! God bless each and every one of 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

Thankful For ……….

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Didn’t make it to my son’s house since the roads were closed, but a friend had me over for a wonderful dinner at her house. Very thankful for that! When I came home, Kirby and Sammy told me that some of their friends were thankful for many things, so I’ll share that with you now.

Button was very thankful she had a sweater to wear out in the yard when she played.

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Gilly was very thankful that he had plenty to eat.

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Buttercup was glad that it was a long weekend.

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The triplets were glad to have something to keep them entertained.

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Princess was thankful to have a friend (even if it IS a dog!)

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She also met a new friend when she went outside!

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Christy was thankful for a warm, comfortable place to sleep.

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Sammy was thankful that he could sleep anywhere.

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Kirby was thankful he didn’t have to dress up for Thanksgiving.

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All in all, it was a very nice Thanksgiving. Hope, dear readers, that you had a wonderful day with family and friends.

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
NEWS FLASH!!!!!!! PEYTON MANNING now has my book. Wonder if he reads or sings it to his kids?

 

 

A Cat’s View of Fall

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Eyesight is getting better. Going to reblog a favorite from my friend, Colin. Enjoy, and please check out his other blogs also. Mageowl’s Blog

Cats have a different way of looking at the fall season than we humans do. Here’s a few examples of how a cat might view the changing seasons:

Summer’s over… the sun is dying… we’re all going to freeze to death! Oh! A leaf is falling, it’s a toy!

There’s not enough sun… we’re all going to freeze! We’re… we’re… is that a mouse I hear? It is! Let’s play!

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Leaves falling from trees? Changing colors, drying up… Mouse time!

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White powder falling from the sky? No sun? We’re all going to freeze! Where’s the blankets?

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Snow! Snow? Nap time, wake me in the spring.

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It’s fall! It’s getting colder! Time to run around and play until we all drop exhausted!

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Summer’s over? It’s starting to get cooler… that mean blanket time! Where’s my soft blanket?

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As you can see, cats have many different ideas on what the changing season means, some love it, others hate it.

How does your cat handle the changing seasons? How do you cheer them up? I’d enjoy reading your thoughts.

Thanks for reading.

Thanks, Colin, for helping me out!

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 Your Cat Will Play With Just About Anything

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For humans, summer is the time to play and relax as much as possible. Go camping, golfing, fishing, take a vacation or whatever you choose to do to unwind. Cats have the luxury of being able to play every day regardless of the weather or where they are living. According to a cat behavioral consultant, Daniel Quaghozzi, from San Francisco, most domestic cats are pretty bored. We, as humans, underestimate the amount of interactive play they need on a daily basis. We get excited about a brand new toy we’ve bought them, but most of the time, they prefer the packaging it came in! Sound familiar?

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Let’s take a look at some cats playing with THEIR choice of toys.

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They get their exercise for the day playing with this.

Out of Toilet Paper

Nice try, but not a good excuse!

Looks like Snowflake

Cardboard is always a favorite toy.

Truth in Advertising

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Don’t think you’d want to see this!

Highly Trained Technicians

Or this!

New Curtains

Sometimes you might not even know they’ve been playing around unless………

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Sometimes they want to play with “little humans”.

Pets and Kids

They might get a surprise when they play with adults.

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And, of course, there’s always the dog.

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To sum up, cats don’t always get excited to play with the toys we think they should.

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Sometimes our cats can be too curious for their own good. And while it’s fun to watch them turn just about anything into a toy, we have to be careful about what they can get their paws on. Stringlike objects, such as yarn, can cause intestinal blockages or strangulation. Plastic bags can suffocate and the handles can get caught on a cat’s neck. Small objects could be chocking hazards. Always use your good judgement.

What kind of everyday materials does your cat like to play with? Would love to hear your stories.

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.

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It started to snow and then rain.

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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I hope next week is better!

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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