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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

Dashing Is Out of the Question!

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Considering that I have AT LEAST three feet of snow in my back yard, I thought this story would be very appropriate for this week!

Corky was born in the late fall when the weather was still warm. As soon as he was able, he was allowed to go outside and play in the yard with his brothers and sisters. Leaves were falling off the trees. It was so much fun to jump into a pile of leaves that the family had raked because they made so much noise! Not only that, but the kittens could hide from each other. Corky looked forward to going out into the yard every day.

Then things changed. He was ready to go out, but everything looked different. What was that white stuff all over the lawn? Had something bad happened? His mom explained that this was snow. He could play in it too. It would be cold and make him wet, however. Corky wasn’t sure that he wanted to do that. He finally decided that he would try it. First, one paw; then another. Before you know it, he was out running around and having a good time.

Corky remembered when the humans were enjoying something called Christmas a few months ago. Kids  watched things on TV about Santa Claus and his reindeer. Corky had liked the song about the reindeer dashing through the snow. He liked to do that too! One night a big storm blew in while everyone was sleeping. The next day when Corky went out to play, he made a decision:

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Tank Goodness For Friday!!

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I apologize, dear readers, for not being here the last two weeks. Back surgery was on 2/11 and much more invasive than I thought it was going to be. My younger son was here to help me, but he had to unplug my computer to plug his in so he could work from here. Didn’t have a chance to let you know what was happening before he unplugged me! Hope you enjoy the story.

Pudge was a very busy cat! He was an inside/outdoor cat and loved to explore. He slept almost sixteen hours a day, so he had to make good use of the six hours that he was awake. This didn’t always happen to be pleasant for the humans he lived with, but he WAS a cat, after all! Cats do what they want and humans have to get used to it. There were a variety of things that he could explore outside in his own yard as well as the neighboring yards. There were flowers, grass, and bugs to play with most of the time; when the weather was good, he also liked to go to the local coffee shop and hang out with the customers. In the winter he liked to go out and dig through the snow.

There were a lot more things to do inside which always seemed to get him into trouble. He wasn’t trying to be a bad cat; it just seemed to turn out that way. He loved laundry day because the clothes smelled so good when they came out of the dryer. Why did the humans get so mad when he would lay on them? So what if they were clean. Another warm place was on the computer keyboard. Humans didn’t like that either. Geez! His racing around the house at midnight also caused problems. When’s a cat suppose to get their exercise?

One week it seemed like everything went wrong. One of the neighbors yelled at him and chased him out of their yard for stalking their pet Chihuahua. The mailman didn’t appreciate a playful nip on the ankle. Pudge knocked over some spices on the kitchen counter when he was chasing a moth. He barfed up a hairball in a good pair of shoes. He missed the end table when he jumped from the couch and ended up hanging from the curtain. He decided that he better leave home for a while and let things calm down. So he headed for the coffee shop.

Whut a Week

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 You Come Here Often?

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Sammy usually went for a walk in the afternoon when the weather was nice. He would check out the neighbor’s yard to see if the dog had time to play. Then he would stop at the park to smell the flowers, flop around in the grass, and chase the bugs. If it was sunny and warm, he liked to lie on his back and let the sun warm up his belly. The last stop before going back home was the waterfront where some of the dock hands would feed him fresh fish. Yum!!! That was worth the walk!

On a particularly hot day, the dog didn’t feel like playing. Sammy didn’t have much energy either because of the heat. He was slowly making his way to the park when he noticed that a rabbit was walking with him. He’d never seen this rabbit before and thought the rabbit would just go on its way. No, the rabbit kept up with him until they got to the park. Sammy found a nice, shady place to lie down. However, the rabbit disappeared. Sammy went on to the waterfront and back home by himself.

The next day the rabbit was back walking with him again. This time, Sammy asked him who he was and where he came from. The rabbit told Sammy that he actually lived in the same yard with the dog. He would always hide when Sammy came around. He was curious about where Sammy would go and finally decided to find out. From that day on, they walked together. The dock workers enjoyed the rabbit too and would always have fresh lettuce to feed him.

Hop Along

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