You Can Pet Me, Just Don’t Touch Me – So Says the Cat

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Zoey and her son, Rolz. This was back in 2009 – to this day, they continue to share a special bond.

There’s been a lot of sadness of late – cats being sick, cats unexpectedly leaving us, or remembering cats that left us in days, weeks, or years past. Through all the community conversation and support, one message rang that has rang loud and clear, is that we all love our cats and we all shower them with as many hugs, snuggles, and cuddles as we can on a daily basis.  Read more

Hug Your Cat Day – A Mandatory Part 2 in Perpetuity

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This was the image I shared for Hug Your Cat Day – I love this picture because all of my cats are sharing the love with me!

June 4th was Hug Your Cat Day, but somehow it just doesn’t seem like enough. On Monday, my dear friend, Caren Gittleman of Cat Chat with Caren and Cody did a review of Purr Prints of the Heart that really stopped me in my tracks. You always run the risk of asking a friend to do a review – will they be honest with what they write, or will they feel obligated to say something positive so as not to risk hurting feelings? For those of you that know Caren, she is a straight shooter and that happens to be one of the reasons I adore her so much. She tells it like it is and she doesn’t pull punches. When I read her review, she brought me to tears. I knew it was the real deal – it came from the heart and she really got the essence of the book. Read more

Happy 3rd Birthday to Kizmet and Happy 4th of July to America!

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According to his adoption paperwork, our feline firecracker, Kizmet, was born July 4th, 2012. He was called “Logan” at the time, but I renamed him Kizmet, as in believing it to be fate that I found him at a Pet Supermarket that I normally didn’t shop in. I fell hopelessly in love with him the moment I set eyes on him in his cage back in November of 2012 and so did Dan after I texted a picture to him. Read more

For Cats, Everyday is the Lazy Day of Summer!

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Rolz takes the lead – it’s summer – let the lazy days begin!

When it comes to cats, let’s face it, they have the market cornered on lazy. With their ability to nap for approximately 16 hours a day, we may as well give the trademark to them. But with summer officially here and the extra rays of sunshine that goes along with it, for my cats, the nap to sun quotient becomes even higher! Read more

Caturday Sunshine – An Eternal Ray of Hope

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.

Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.

If I had a tale that I could tell you, I’d tell a tale sure to make you smile.

If I had a wish that I could wish for you, I’d make a wish for sunshine for all the while.

~John Denver~

Harley always reminded me of sunshine with her mottled fur coat and golden/green eyes – a beautiful mixture of tortoiseshell and calico cat with a sweet white bib and mittens. She is gone, but she will always be my special ray of sunshine and for that I am grateful. Read more