Monday, November 24, 2014

Let's talk about cats and disqus comments are coming soon

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Back to the subject of talking about cats, the book "I & Claudius: Travels With My Cat" by Clare de Vries is a great read for cat lovers. 

"'A cross between Kerouac's ON THE ROAD and ANIMAL HOSPITAL. That's not something you get to say every day. London girl Clare de Vries' account of her road trip across America with her 19-year-old, chocolate-brown Burmese cat, Claudius, is nutty, neurotic and honest…de Vries is funny, fast and self-deprecating' CONDE NAST TRAVELLER Clare de Vries dreamed of chucking in her job and Thelma and Louise-ing it around the United States. Which is exactly what she did. Except that Louise was her nineteen-year-old chocolate brown Burmese cat Claudius. From celebrity pet hair stylists in New York to brown bears in the Appalachians, from astronauts in Nashville to Elvis's shag ceiling in Graceland to voodoo snakes in New Orleans, the unlikely couple just about kept their Guccis intact and even learnt to read a map. That was before riding with psychic cowboys in Texas, losing vital body parts in the Grand Canyon, gambling with hoods in Vegas and spilling drinks over film stars in Hollywood." - Google Books

I picked up this book because of the photo on the back of the book. She was holding her cat Claudius. I knew exactly how she felt in that moment. That feeling of bonding with a cat, being happy in that moment. 

Kevin Drum's "Friday Cat Blogging" and cat circles

I'm a huge fan of Kevin Drum's "Friday Cat Blogging." The November 7th article discusses "cat circles." Apparently cats are attracted to circles and the article discusses cat behavior about this phenomenon. 

What are cat circles you ask?

“Cat Circles, where cats are drawn to a makeshift circle, sit down in the middle of it and then refuse to move, are being recreated all over the world by plain old moggies who seemingly can't pass by a circle without being irresistibly drawn to it.”

Read the article, "Why did the cat sit in the circle? No idea, say dumbfounded vets, but this is one trick that even the stupidest pet can pull off" at 

Photographs by cat lover and photographer guermike show fellow feline fans how to create their own Cat Circle trick at home (Photo from Daily Mail.) 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Why blog about cats?

Ben is my inspiration for blogging about cats. He lived a very long 22 1/2 years. Imagine that in human years. In this photo he is a youthful 19 years old.

“Cole the Black Cat”

Cole the BlackCat” is one of my new favorite blogs.

“Cole the Black Cat & his new brother Marmalade are always up to something ... Together with their human 'servant' Chris they will entertain and educate you! Check out their fun videos to see them in action!”

The videos are fabulous!

Here’s a few photos from the site. I especially like the orange cat Marmalade because he looks like my little orange guy BB. I do love the orange cats.

This is cross posted at

Syrian ambulance driver caring for abandoned cats

This story breaks my heart. I wish there was something I could do to help.

Alaa is called the "cat man of Aleppo." This ambulance driver in war-torn Syria spends $4 a day feeding orphaned cats. 

From U.K. Daily Mail Online, "When he's not treating casualties of the Syrian civil war, ambulance driver Alaa still finds the time and energy to help the lesser-known victims of the conflict. For he has started his own one-man charitable enterprise by feeding scores of cats that have been orphaned as a result of the war. Alaa spends around $4 (£2.50) of his savings each day on meat to feed around 150 strays in Masaken Hanano, a neigbourhood in Aleppo."

This blog is cross posted at "i fight bullies at

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Welcome to purrtriarchy

Welcome to purrtriarchy, where cats rule. 

Rocky, pictured above, enjoys all of the privileges that come with being a cat. In this photo he's asking or more like demanding cat nip.