New Home


I’m not sure what happened after we had camped out. I saw my girl moving our stuff out of the place we were in for one night. Spot and I hid from her. Just out of her reach. But it was no use. After she had taken everything out, she came back for us. By then it was dark. She stuffed me into another carrier. She put Spot into a backpack that she put on her back. She set my carrier down in a basket. The back basket of her tricycle. She took us to our new home. I had … Continue reading New Home

Shelter in Other Languages


This month’s cat vocabulary is the word shelter. Not always a good word to a cat who’s homeless and in need of love and healthcare, but things could be much worse for the cat if they are left outside to die. Many cats aren’t happy to be caught and taken to a shelter, but some adjust to their new environment fairly quickly. It doesn’t take them long to learn that they will be cared for and they can interact with other cats. Another plus is that they can be adopted and taken home to live with someone who will adore … Continue reading Shelter in Other Languages

Cat Quotes 2:04


Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this by all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren’t like this. A dog’s idea of personal grooming is to roll in a dead fish. —James Gorman So, grooming is more important to cats than dogs. You don’t usually have to worry about bathing a cat. They take care of that themselves. But dogs, you have to bathe them or else they just won’t stay clean. If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. —Martin Buxbaum Of course … Continue reading Cat Quotes 2:04

Playtime


My girl is right. We all need some playtime. I was never that fond of toys or playing a lot. But she is right. We do need some playtime. We all need to rest and relax from the stress in our lives. Perhaps we experience a different form of stress than you humans do. But we need to play too. I like to wrestle other cats. I know my girl will play with me. *Sigh.* I don’t always like it, but I know she won’t take it too far. She just wants to play for a little bit. Then she … Continue reading Playtime

A Message From Sir Socks Concerning COVID-19


You humans have discovered a new virus that is highly contagious, spreads quickly, and practically none of you have immunity to it. Your scientists are working on a vaccine, but it’s not available now to prevent this crisis. Some of you humans are on lockdown. I hope you have cats (and you’re not allergic) or even a dog. We can and will keep you from being too lonely. Cats tend to purr and we help you when you’re sick. We will look after you. If you’re extroverted, a lockdown will be hard on you. You won’t be able to go … Continue reading A Message From Sir Socks Concerning COVID-19

Focus On The Good Things, Mommy


Focus on the good things, Mommy, focus on me, when you’re tired and never want to leave this bed again, crying about things I don’t understand, heavy human words that fly over my head   Focus on the good things, Mommy, focus on me, the little warm bundle in your lap, on your heart purring remedies into your bones listening with poised ears to your breaths coming longer, quieter, calmer, as we settle down into snuggles   Focus on the good things, Mommy, focus on me, my little face gazing up at you, radiant, whisker-framed, my paws and pink toe beans, my … Continue reading Focus On The Good Things, Mommy