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Cats Can Be Friends Too!

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I just read another recent study that suggests dogs are more loyal than cats.  Of course, I know better.  I remember years ago when I had very painful dental surgery and the late great Roxie (the Japanese bobtail) would not leave my side as I rested on CCL’s sofa. While I slept she in fact laid on top of me. Most recently, Grace, a true diva, has provided a sense of comfort during the COVID crisis. She is also quite chatty too.

If there is any doubt that cats make good companions and are loyal to boot, read the story from Reader’s Digest of “Henry and Baloo.”  Owners of Henry, a rescue dog, found that their pup seemed to suffer separation anxiety, so they adopted Baloo to keep him company.  You can read the story here:  https://www.rd.com/article/henry-and-baloo/

 

Henry and Baloo

 

 

 

Cats Do The Strangest Things

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Grace, has me on a routine. Apparently I am bot the only human.

 

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/my-cat-just-said-feed-me-woman-out-loud-is-this-normal

Grace Checking Things Out

 

 

Christmastime is Here

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Grace loves her time under the Christmas tree.

Shiny Objects

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Cats, as a rule, prefer shiny objects and toys. Usually, they will play for several minutes with a laser toy and just as suddenly lose interest or move on to a more life-enhancing activity such as watching birds, napping, or eating.  It is not a lack of commitment. They seem to understand that the artificial or fake toy they are engaged with is just that – a toy

For instance, Grace, the Tabby cat, likes to play with her laser toy but prefers a brightly colored knit fish on a stick.  She will allow me to play with her with the device but only for a short time.

Humans too, are drawn to shiny objects as well as flashy people. Sometimes we guess or are made aware of the negative impact of our shallow decisions.

Sometimes life accidents will lead us to see our destructive connections to cheap but useless objects or people with no soul or purpose. Far too often, we are taken in. We may even know it’s a gimmick or a toy, or the person is a con, but we remain entertained or are afraid of change, so we hang on.

It is painful work to rid ourselves of things and people who do not add value and drain our resources.  Still, we must stop playing with shiny objects to grow and to give.

Grace’s Fish on A Hook

 

Who is Zooming Who? Who Owns Who

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It is clear that cats rule.  Grace, the tabby is a diva. Buzzfeed recently published 17 insistences where cats showed their owners who owns who.   Let me add #18  five am wake-up calls!

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/chuphanginichandrakanthan/cats-being-cats