More on why I love cats.....



Allow me to preface this post by saying that just because I love cats, doesn’t mean I don’t love dogs.

I repeat…

Just because I love cats, doesn’t mean I don’t love dogs.

And the reason I stress this point is because out of the four years I have been blogging, I’ve noticed that some of the most heated comments in blogland have resulted from people debating cats versus dogs and dogs versus cats. In fact, last year I wrote a simple post about one of my previous cats and deleted a comment because someone said something very nasty about cats. Needless to say, that someone is no longer welcomed here.

That being said, I love and respect dogs equally as much as I do cats. In fact, I was raised in a family that had dogs as pets. As well as, bunny rabbits, ducks, turtles, and hamsters. However, it wasn’t until I got much older did I learn to love and appreciate cats.

I think one of the main reasons why people don’t like cats is because they can’t control them.

Cats do whatever they want; whenever they want to.

Cats have taught me one of the most valuable lessons in life.

I cannot control anyone.

Oddly enough, that was the most freeing feeling in the world because my nature is to want to control.

Many believe that cats are not affectionate, which is a total misconception. They can be very affectionate, but on their own terms. And if you think about it, some people are affectionate and others are not. If you could have seen how affectionate my parents’ cat was with my father on his deathbed, you would be amazed at how loving and loyal cats can be. That cat barely left my fathers side until he passed away.

Many people believe that cats are too independent, therefore what’s the point of even having one? I for one admire independence, so perhaps that’s why I love them.

Many believe that cats are less like people, which is also a total misconception. They are very much like people because people have moods and certain times when they don’t feel like being bothered. Cats need their space. So do people.

Cats are as much like people as people are different. Each cat is unique.

I suppose the main reason why I love cats is because they dance to their own music; drumming to their own beat. You can stand on your head, beg, plead, and bargain to try and get a cat to do something, and they’ll look at you as if to say, “Excuse me…..but are you talking to ME?”

I would like to close this post by sharing a short video I discovered through a delightful blogger friend of mine, Jan, over at Finally Getting To Even.

This video is only one from a brilliant series of animated cartoons that have been created by London artist Simon Tofield, entitled, Simon‘s Cat. So, if you have some time this weekend, please stop by to view more of his brilliant videos. They’re hysterical!

The first time I saw this video, I played it FIVE times and laughed until my teeth vibrated out of my mouth.

Yes….this is WHY I love cats.









Wishing you a purrrrfect weekend everyone!



Meow….X

46 comments

  1. The only thing I hate about cats is that they s*** on my garden. We had a cat when I was a child that used to catch mice and present them to my father. Love the cartoon Ron. :)

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  2. man this post was awesome ron! 1. because you explained thee very reason people may not like cats. they can't control them. people have tried to get my cat to come to them and would should would stare at them, like you gotta be kidding me, they would say if she was a dog, she'd be over here by now. that's it. control. thank you brother. 2. i'm a cat. i am soooo a cat. meow.

    loved the video. my cat does that every morning, that meowing crap, but the bedroom door is closed and bolted. she sticks her paw underneath though, like that's going to help. i'm a cat too and can't be controlled.

    amen.

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  3. Heehee loved that. I know I write about dogs but I am basically a cat and dog lover. I had a wonderful cat called Lee, who loved me to bits ... is it any wonder I loved her back? She would climb on my lap and stretch her front legs so that they went round my neck. Then she would put her head against my shoulder and purr non-stop. She lived to 17 and I still miss her. I believe in showing respect to all animals. They all have their own characters and there isn't one that's any better than another.

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  4. Bonjour Ronnie,
    Now,we share a point in common;we had cats later in our lives.I also had dogs when I was growing up which was very special.But my Dad,who was actually not a mean & ruthless person,refused to have a cat.Zero-nada.He threw a fit once when a friend of mine had a kitten to adopt! Though dogs were very welcomed at home.

    Iam so touched to read about your father's cat who comforted your Dad on his death bed.That is so beautiful.
    I felt something of this,as one of my in-law's cats(who was attached to me;talk about control-he chose me!)lay down on my bed when I had the flu. Right on top,head hovering over me,making sure I stayed there and got better.

    Maybe one day when you have more time,you may adopt another kitty?
    Happy weekend,pardner xoxo

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  5. *laughing* How could ya not love that video?!

    Now--about cats.... I make no bones about being a 'non-cat' person. And I admit it's because they're too much like ME. Independent, sassy, on MY terms--I control my world you do NOT.

    We're both a bit egocentric and hedonistic. Oh, and on occasion (LOL), a bit manipulative.

    k....*laughing* MORE than a bit.

    I suspect the darn things are drawn to me because I AM like them.
    Which means I attempt to be the opposite of them when I'm in their company.
    Can I just say that doesn't work? LOL
    Darn things try to crawl all over me if I ignore them or if I try the old "Oh look.....a kitty--c'mere you fluffy little critter".

    Yup...LOL. TOO much like me--undoubtedly they know the scam when they see it and are going to outmaneuver me, the little furballs. LOLOL

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  6. I have a dog and a cat. My dog a 150 pd American Bulldog is a clown and we love him. My cat...has a mind of his own. He refuses to stay in the house and he insists on greeting the neighbors and the mailman when he comes by. He sits on the porch with us, and lays in the grass. Too much.

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  7. That video is just hilarious! I am a definite cat person. A cat woman, may I add. I dance to my music, like you said. But I do purr and love lots of folks who are nice to me... and feed me candy;)

    Love ya Ron! Have a merry weekend! I might just drink some bubbly.

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  8. No, cats cannot be controled...I have the greatest respect for lion tamers! Fabulous post. We can learn a lot from cats if we are willing to watch.

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  9. Good Morning Akelamalu!

    "The only thing I hate about cats is that they s*** on my garden."

    OMG, that made me HOWL!

    But I've heard that cat s*** is good for growing pussy willows.

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha!

    "We had a cat when I was a child that used to catch mice and present them to my father."

    Like a gift. Aren't they something?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, m 'dear!

    Glad you enjoyed the video!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    X

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  10. Good Morning Val~

    OMG...I had no idea you had a cat!?

    "2. i'm a cat. i am soooo a cat. meow."

    Meow...me too!

    "she sticks her paw underneath though, like that's going to help. i'm a cat too and can't be controlled."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I hear ya, girl! Me too!

    I use to have a cat that wanted absolutely nothing to do with me, UNTIL she needed to eat. Then it was like, "Oh...I LOVE you Ron, feed me?"

    Bwhahahahahahahahah! I loved her, though.

    So glad you enjoyed the video. This guy is so talented and REALLY knows cats!

    Thanks for stopping by, Val!

    Have a MEOW of a weekend!

    X

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  11. Good Morning Valerie~

    "She would climb on my lap and stretch her front legs so that they went round my neck. Then she would put her head against my shoulder and purr non-stop. She lived to 17 and I still miss her."

    OMG...how sweet! Both my cats lived until they were 19. I still miss them too. I really should get another one. Yes, I had a feeling your were both a dog and cat lover. I so enjoy reading your stories about your dogs. You have such a wonderful way of making them come alive through your words.

    "I believe in showing respect to all animals. They all have their own characters and there isn't one that's any better than another."

    AMEN!

    That's exactly what my mother taught us as kids.

    Thanks so much for stopping by today, dear lady!

    Always a delight!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    X

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  12. Bonjour Barbara~

    Yes, my friend....I remember last year when your kitty passed away and shared your sorrow. It's so tough losing a pet, isn't it? I remember seeing photos of him on your blog. He was such an adorable kitty!

    Oddly enough, my father was the one who did not want a cat in our home, yet he was also the one who ended up being the BIGGEST cat lover of all.

    I tell me people that to know a cat is to love a cat.

    "lay down on my bed when I had the flu. Right on top,head hovering over me,making sure I stayed there and got better."

    Oh, how sweet! Cats are one of the most unbelievable little caretakers. They truly have a healing energy about them.

    Yes, one day I will most definitely adopt another kitty. When the time is right I'll just know it.

    Thanks so much for stopping by this morning, my friend! Always a joy to see ya!

    Have a glorious weekend!

    X

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  13. Gooooood Morning Mel~

    OMG...your comment had my rolling with laughter because we are SOOOO MUCH alike!!!

    Perhaps it's our LIBRA traits that make us this way? You think? HA!

    Like I shared, I am by nature a control freak, which is odd that I love cats the way I do because I have absolutely no control over them. At first it made me very angry, but then later I just started laughing at myself as I would try and get them to do something with no success.

    It was looking at myself!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    " I suspect the darn things are drawn to me because I AM like them."

    I actually think they're draw to you because they can tell you're a very loving and compassionate soul. Cats are VERY perceptive!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, dear lady!

    I sooooooooo enjoyed your comment!!!!

    Have a super-duper weekend!

    ((( Mel )))

    X

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  14. Good Morning Gal from Brooklyn~

    "My dog a 150 pd American Bulldog is a clown and we love him."

    OMG...I LOVE bulldogs! They are the cutest darn things! I once saw a man in the park who was walking his bulldog and they looked exactly like one another, I swear to god!! It was adorable!

    "My cat...has a mind of his own. He refuses to stay in the house and he insists on greeting the neighbors and the mailman when he comes by. He sits on the porch with us, and lays in the grass."

    HAHHAAHHAAHAHAH! Don't ya just love em'?

    And I bet the cat and dog get along famously, hu? My mother had a dog and cat at one time and they would cuddle with each other when they slept. A german shepherd and an angora cat. What a sight!

    Always so nice seeing you! Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    X

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  15. Bonjour Susu~

    "A cat woman, may I add. I dance to my music, like you said. But I do purr and love lots of folks who are nice to me... and feed me candy."

    Hhahahahahahaha! You GO, girl!!

    Meeeooooow! I had a feeling you loved cats too.

    So glad you enjoyed the video. Isn't this guy brilliant?

    Have merry weekend, beautiful lady! Ooooo...and enjoy your bubbly!!!!

    X ya!

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  16. Meow SuziCate~

    "I have the greatest respect for lion tamers!"

    Holy cow....me too! I once did a magic act with magician who used tigers in his magic. OMG...just to watch him with the tigers was amazing. A tiger is actually my favorite cat in the animal kingdom. Gorgeous creatures. But let me tell ya, I wouldn't want to mess with them - HA!

    "We can learn a lot from cats if we are willing to watch."

    I agree.

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Always enjoyed!

    Have a MARVI weekend!

    X

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  17. Ron I am sad and embarrassed to say I am neither a cat or a dog person. Sadly, I have been the owner of both. I have always had dogs and I try as I might to have human like love for them but I have never felt the same about animals as I have people. I had a cat once. Her name was KIKI and she was the most elusive and confounding yet oddly endearing animal I have owned. I do think she was quite smart as she knew how to open my bedroom door and get to my bed even when I tried as I might to lock her out. as far the vet told me that was called a "love" bite but I never bought it. My kids were kind of afraid of her and I have to admit I never got used to her nipping at me. But I did care for her. She died in a horrible way...one I will tell you about in a private e-mail. Since then we have only had dogs.

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  18. Good Afternoon Susie~

    Nothing to be sad or embarrassed about, my friend. Some people are simply not animal people and that's totally okay. Animals are not for everyone.

    Still...I know you are a VERY compassionate and loving human being.

    KIKI...how funny, because that's a nickname I have for one of my good friends in Florida.

    "the vet told me that was called a "love" bite but I never bought it."

    Yes, and I have known cats myself who would bite. A friend of mine had a cat once that would wait behind the wall until he came in the front door and then ATTACK him. He eventually had to give the cat away because they were just not a good personality match.

    Thanks oddles for stopping by today, Susie!

    Always a joy seeing ya!

    Wishing you a GRAND weekend!

    X

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  19. ...Oh my stinkin' heck I love that! lol...lol...lol We have two cats and they are an absolute delight! I couldn't imagine our lives without them... :o)

    ...Whatta great post! Thanks Ron!

    ...Have a fabu' weekend too and lotsa xoxo's to you too!

    ...Blessin's... :o)

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  20. Hellooooo Tj~

    OMG...I was so happy to see your comment, dear lady! I've been thinking about you lately and wondering how your summer has been!

    "We have two cats and they are an absolute delight! I couldn't imagine our lives without them..."

    Oooooo....TWO CATS??? How fun! I had two at one time (Zoe and Jerry). He was very affectionate, while she was more aloof, but I loved them both.

    So glad you enjoyed the video. Isn't the artist so talented? The guy knows cats through and though.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, TJ!

    Have a fabu' weekend too and lotsa xoxo's to you too!

    Meow!

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  21. I love cats, too. I love my dogs with all my heart but I just love me some cats! This cartoon reminds me of my cat, India. She sounds like that one. She also will bite my head to speed up my bending down to get her treats out of the cabinet. What a bitch! LOL

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  22. Hiya Nitebyrd~

    "She also will bite my head to speed up my bending down to get her treats out of the cabinet. What a bitch!"

    Bwhahahahahhahahahahaha....OMG, how HYSTERICAL! Aren't they devilish? Yet, that's what I love about them.

    India What a great name!

    I've seen photos of your dogs on you blog and they're ADORABLE! However, I don't think I've ever seen a photo of you cat.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Sis! Always a HOOT!

    Have a super weekend!

    X

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  23. I'm reading your post and looking down at my cat, and I can't help but smile. You've hit it right on the head. Cats are very independent, but can be *very* affectionate towards those they know and trust. But try to give a cat a bath and...watch out!

    I don't know what we'd do without our cat. She's just a cute 'lil bugger who doesn't miss a night spooning with us and meowing loudly when she knows that we're staying up too late.

    Oh, and she licks our feet too. She's a loon...

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  24. Howdy Herman~

    " but can be *very* affectionate towards those they know and trust."

    Yes, that's the "key" with cats. Trust. And they have super intuitive skills on who to trust. That's another reason why I love them so.

    "But try to give a cat a bath and...watch out!"

    Bwhahahahahahahaha...I SOOOOOO know what you mean! They're like the Wicked Witch of the West when it comes to water. They HATE it!

    Yes, I've seen a photo of your cat on your blog and she's absolutely beautiful. Oh, I think it's so cute that she likes to spoon with you and your wife. My one cat use to love to get under the covers when I when I went to bed at night. I know how he could breathe under there?!

    "Oh, and she licks our feet too. She's a loon..."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How funny! Well, at least you don't have to worry about ever washing your feet in the shower.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, buddy! Always enjoyed!

    Have a meow of a weekend!

    X

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  25. Hi Ron!

    GO SIMON! And as Ron said you need to see the rest of the series over at youtube. You think this one is funny wait til you see what else that cat is up to...

    Ron- I think it's time. I think it's time for some fur in your life...KITTY fur! (preferably with the CAT still alive in it)...

    You are so right about the independence. But that also is what makes them so darn adorable. I have had cats my entire life and I have had dogs too. My last dog died 4 yrs ago (at 18 yrs) and I was devastated. Then my 20 yr old cat died a year later. I was never going to love again...(for about 3 months that is).

    Actually we started looking at more cats because Dave said I needed something else to hang onto because I was driving HIM crazy. "Stop TOUCHING ME, get off me ALL THE TIME"....(can you even imagine him saying those things to me)lol

    I once heard a comedian say that dogs are great because you can yell at them when they do something wrong. They are sorry and they beg for your forgiveness until you give it to them. A cat however will be climbing up the curtains and you are screaming, "you, get down now", they look at you, say "screw you" and keep right on going...

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  26. Helloooooooo Jan~

    Oh, I was so hoping you'd stop by and catch this post! It's because of YOU that I was inspired to write this, so thank you!

    "Ron- I think it's time. I think it's time for some fur in your life...KITTY fur! (preferably with the CAT still alive in it)..."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, I think you're right, my friend. I so miss kitty fur in my life.

    "You are so right about the independence. But that also is what makes them so darn adorable."

    I soooo agree!

    So sorry to hear about the loss of both your dog and cat. It IS devistating when they pass away, isn't it? I lost both of mine with a year of each other. They were both 19 years old.

    "I needed something else to hang onto because I was driving HIM crazy. "Stop TOUCHING ME, get off me ALL THE TIME"....(can you even imagine him saying those things to me)"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! There's nothing like a cat to cuddle with is there? I love purrring sound they make when they sleep.

    "A cat however will be climbing up the curtains and you are screaming, "you, get down now", they look at you, say "screw you" and keep right on going..."

    Bwhahahahahahaha...soooooooo true!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, Jan! And thanks again for introducing me to Simon's Cat. I'm in love with those videos!

    Have a meow of a weekend!

    X

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  27. OMG...helloooo Baxter!!!!

    I can't believe you stopped by! I'm beyond honored!

    I just want you to know that I'm really enjoying your posts, Mr. Kitty! You're the cat's meow!

    Have a nice weekend, Baxter!

    X and meows to you!

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  28. We have three cats. Kazoo, Ty and Spaz. Two are love bugs and the other could give a crap less about anything other than herself.

    My grandmother (not a big cat fan) used to say of them, "Darn things will scratch out you eyes while you're alive and eat you when your dead."

    That used to crack me up.

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  29. Howdy Jeff~

    OMG...you have THREE CATS?!?!?

    Oh, how blessed you are!! LOVE the names, Jeff! Yeah, I had one that was a love bug and also one that could give a crap less about anything other then herself. I called her Queen Zoe.

    "Darn things will scratch out you eyes while you're alive and eat you when your dead."

    Bwhahahahahaaahhahaah....OMG, that is too damn funny! And you know what? She's right - HA!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by and adding to this post, buddy! Always so great seeing ya!

    Wishing you and your family a MEOW of a weekend!

    X

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  30. OMG! I love cats too. But I do love cats more than I love dogs.

    That video was HILARIOUS! He captured cats behavior so perfectly in comic form! I laughed out loud when the cat hit the guy with the bat and then acted all innocent like he was sleeping! Ahahahahhahahahaha

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  31. 1. LOVE cats.

    2. my cats have always been affectionate.

    3. HATE dogs.

    4. LOVE you.

    5. All of the above

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  32. Hi Meleah~

    I had a feeling you loved cats! Libra maybe? HA!

    OMG...wasn't that last part in the video HYSTERICAL??? YES...it's the way the cat acted "all innocent" that did it for me too!!!!

    The guy who created these videos is pure genius because he TRULY knows cats!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Always a delight seeing ya!

    Hope you're enjoying a super weekend!

    X

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  33. Hello Blunt~

    Some of my cats have been VERY affectionate, yet others have not. But, I loved them all equally anyway.

    Thanks for stopping by! Always great seeing ya!

    Have a great rest of your weekend!

    X ya too!

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  34. Yes Sir, this reminds me of a cat we had, Dixie said that she was proud you said you loved dogs too though :)

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  35. Howdy Jimmy~

    "Yes Sir, this reminds me of a cat we had..."

    Aren't some cats little devils? Oh, but I still adore them. Probably because I'm a little devil myself - HA!

    "Dixie said that she was proud you said you loved dogs too though."

    Please tell Dixie you're darn right I LOVE dogs!

    Woof! Woof!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy! Hope you had a safe journey home!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    X

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  36. great post. simply epic.

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  37. Greetings Peg~

    Welcome! Thanks for stopping by and sharing a comment. Nice to meet ya!

    Aren't cats the BOMB?

    Please stop by anytime! Enjoy your evening!

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  38. First of all, I love that video! It makes me laugh so hard especially since my cat does the same thing when I sleep. At this point, I'm more of a dog person but I do have a cat and he has been part of the family for a long time. He is very affectionate and loving. He just drives me crazy at night when he decides to walk across me back and forth while I'm sleeping. Ugh!

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  39. Oh, I love Simon's Cat! And that cartoon gets it exactly right (well, except for the baseball bat!) My beloved Gus will tap me on the face, meow in my ear, nibble on my finger, walk across the bed, rustle the blinds, knock over books, and walk back and forth across the headboard. He hasn't learned how to use a baseball bat . . . yet.

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  40. Morning Jen!

    Isn't the video hysterical? This guy has cats down to a perfection!

    Yes, you're like me...you love and appreciate both cats AND dogs. I remember seeing a photo of your great dane on your blog last year. Such a sweetheart.

    "He is very affectionate and loving. He just drives me crazy at night when he decides to walk across me back and forth while I'm sleeping. Ugh!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Mine use to do the same thing!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Always great seeing you!

    Enjoy your day!

    X

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  41. Hiya JD~

    Oh, so you KNOW Simon's Cat???? Aren't the video's FLAWLESS? I had never seen these before. Now I'm a HUGE fan! The artist is a genius!

    "My beloved Gus will tap me on the face, meow in my ear, nibble on my finger, walk across the bed, rustle the blinds, knock over books, and walk back and forth across the headboard. He hasn't learned how to use a baseball bat . . . yet."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA! I've seen photos of Gus on your blog and he's ADORABLE!

    Cat's definitely have a mind of their own, hu?

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Always a delight!

    Have a MEOW of a day!

    X

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  42. well you know how I feel about cats :)

    loved the cartoon
    how purfect

    Iza jumps directly on my head in the morning
    Siren prefers to just stare at me until I get moving
    and I do mean stare - as only cats can

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  43. Meow Lady Dianne~

    Yes, my friend...I DO know how you feel about cats! The same way I DO! :)

    Isn't the cartoon hysterical? I love way this guy knows cats EXACTLY.

    "Siren prefers to just stare at me until I get moving
    and I do mean stare."

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! Yeah, my cat (Zoe) would do the same thing. And isn't it funny how that STARE sounds like they're actually saying, "Get up and feed me...now!"

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady!

    X to you and the gang!

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  44. So, THAT is where all those unexplained bruises I have are coming from? My cats must be having batting practice while I'm asleep? LOL

    You can stand on your head, beg, plead, and bargain to try and get a cat to do something, and they’ll look at you as if to say, “Excuse me…..but are you talking to ME?” - I loved this part and it is SO true...

    I had seen the video before and he got it so right. So enjoyed seeing it again.

    And I have to agree with Herman on the giving a cat a bath part. Funny...we got home from VA last night and Poe smelled like he had been rolling on something dead so we gave him a bath. NOT A BRIGHT IDEA!!! He wasn't a very happy camper but he smelled a heck of a lot better. I think the scars will heal nicely though.... mine, not his! LOL

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  45. Meow Peg~

    "So, THAT is where all those unexplained bruises I have are coming from? My cats must be having batting practice while I'm asleep?"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHA! Too funny!

    "“Excuse me…..but are you talking to ME?” - I loved this part and it is SO true..."

    That's one of my favorite things about cats....their indifference.

    "I think the scars will heal nicely though.... mine, not his!"

    HA!

    OMG...I'm so glad my cats were indoor cats, because giving them a bath was a nightmare!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

    Always great seeing you!

    Happy Tuesday!

    X

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