Sunday Selfie

Rolz the Cat Struggles to Stay Awake for Sunday Selfie!

I know it’s Sunday-Selfie, but Rolz is just too exhausted to participate if you could please pardon him this week…

Ya know that feeling, the one where you’re on the couch, doing your best to stay awake during whatever favorite show it is that you’re watching, but you just can’t stay awake, because you’re so tired from the long and exhausting day you’ve had that it’s literally painful to even open your eyes. Well, that’s Rolz trying to stay awake for his Sunday Selfie. Even though he’s already been napping most of the morning and afternoon and he has no chores to attend to, no blog posts to write, and no responsibilities whatsoever, having me take just one photo was far too taxing for him to stay awake!

Oh, to be a cat! Happy Sunday – may all of you have a day as gloriously relaxing as the one Rolz is having!

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The Cats and the Christmas Box

A gift for us? I’ll take care of it…

When a box comes into the house it’s a BIG deal. After all, when you’re a cat, it’s rule number one to either sit on, in, or near it. For this particular box, addressed to the cats mind you, Rolz took it upon himself to claim ownership and took the role VERY seriously.

Still guarding it (with a little help from Jazmine).

Fine…you can guard it now, but just for a minute…

Sometimes a cat might have to get up for one reason or another, perhaps to use the litter box, thank you very much, and sure enough, there will be another cat at the ready, in this case, Kizmet.

Alright! Enough Mr. Nice Guy! Get off my box, now!

Being a rather patient cat by nature, Rolz allowed Kizmet his box-sitting moment, but even a patient cat has his limits…

Oh look, it’s a bunch of stuff for us to sniff!

When that exciting moment finally arrives, the one in which the box is ceremoniously opened, the cats do their obligatory sniffing and poking around. But it quickly dawns on them they no longer have a box to sit on and life goes back to normal…

Well, since we no longer have a box to sit on, might as well go back to bed…

Happy Sunday everyone!

Understanding the Mystery of Why Cats Don’t Like Us to Close the Bathroom Door

Close the door? How dare you!

Bathrooms are meant to be that one scared and intimate place in our home where we can shut the door and retreat from the world to our own blessed sanctuary of aloneness and privacy. Unless you have cats, of course. There is literally nothing that will make a cat magically appear from thin air to break that privacy code than a closed bathroom door. You’ll hear that mournful, repeated, and frantic “Meeoooooooooowww” in tangent with a paw, paw, paw, dig, dig, dig under the door and a scratch, scratch, scratch on the door.

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A Happy and Adorable Sunday!

It’s simply impossible to look at Jazmine without smiling…

Jazmine would just like to take a quick break from her regularly scheduled all day snooze-fest to give us one of her purr-fectly trademarked shots in which she is irresistibly adorable! Job well done, Jazmine! Happy Sunday everyone – wishes for a beautiful and peaceful day!  

Surrendering to the Cat Nap on Sunday for a Day of Rest and Relaxation!

Rolz and Mia getting ready for a typical day of Sunday rest and relaxation…

For a cat, nearly every day is a surrender to a 16-hour a day nap, but for Sunday it seems even more poetic, as that is traditionally a day of rest and relaxation for us humans from the stresses of the work week. But we live in a different world now. For me, my day job is a nonstop whirlwind of critical deadlines that must be met in a challenging environment and my weekends, including Sunday, are a blur of laundry, running errands, cleaning the house, and trying to get caught up on blogging, social media, and issues related to overseeing the Cat Writers’ Association (something I’ve determined in my overwhelmed state will never happen!). I’m exhausted just typing about it, let alone living and breathing it!

But that’s okay. My day will come. My day of cat naps, relaxing, and just enjoying the “day” in Sunday is something I’m moving toward. My cats remain my all-inspiring mentors and I hope you’ll all take a cue from them and take a moment for yourself to enjoy the day! Happy Sunday everyone!

Plunk…one down…one to go…

And there we have it…sweet dreams precious babies…