When April Showers Don’t Really Bring May Flowers… Send in the Cat!

Just because you don't get rain doesn't mean you can't have pretty flowers

When April showers don’t bring May flowers, the best thing to do is improvise… especially when it involves a sweet kitty!

They say “April showers bring May flowers.” I’m not sure who “they” is. Here in South Florida, April was a really dry month and as a result, some of our outdoor flowers have been suffering. But to keep in spirit with the saying, I thought I’d share some May flowers – just the kind that don’t require any rain!

That’s our sweet Jazmine from 2014 – doesn’t she just melt your heart? She looks like such a baby there! She’s all grown up now, with a full and fluffy coat to boot! Have a great Wednesday everyone – and what’s the weather been like where you are?


Cats can be silly, funny, weird, strange, kooky and more - they all have different personalities!

Jazmine… you embrace all the wonderfulness there is in weird and we love you all the more for it!

On another note, I want to thank everyone thus far who has contributed snippets on the weird, strange, or crazy habits their cat has for my upcoming book project. I’ve gotten some really great responses and I’m so happy to see the stories.

If you haven’t sent anything yet, you still have plenty of time – the submission deadline is Sunday, May 22, so put on your thinking-cats and give it a whirl. And don’t forget, it doesn’t necessarily have to be weird cat habits or behaviors – it could be the weird habits YOU have as a result of loving cats so much!!

For further information on submission details and examples of what I am looking for, please visit the following post, Got Cat Weird? Open Submissions for Upcoming Zee/Zoey Publication!

I also want to thank Katie, Waffles, and Debbie Glovatsy of Glogirly. They put together a fantastic post, debating which crazy thing Waffles did was the craziest. Please be sure to stop by and offer your insight – you can even vote on which scenario you think would make the better submission!!

Thank you again – I will share more details about what the book will be about in the months to come, but for now, I’m keeping the cat in the bag. But the bottom line is this – far too many people think cats are solitary creatures – too standoffish and aloof to make great pets. All of us know that’s just nuts! Sure, some cats can be quiet, or aloof, or independent, but that’s fine.

They can also be funny, silly, quirky, charming, and so much more. Just like people, they come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and personalities and we should love them for their uniqueness! They make incredible, loving companions and we want more of them to be adopted in forever homes!!

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  1. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Those May sprinkles are headed this way and we don’t like it
    Love & Peas,
    Lily & Edward

  2. jmuhj says:

    Jazmine is a lovely bright kitten-flower! We have gotten good rains this season (contrary to what the media might tell you!) and so we have lots of lovely flowers in the front, back and side of the house. In the “WEIRD” department, a dove couple is nesting in one of our potted plants on the verandah! 😉

  3. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    jazmine; ewe look gorgeouz….{ and 18 cents anda sack oh friez sayz what
    yur reel lee thinkin iz…..wonder if I can push this vase off this chest, all by myself } ♥♥♥

  4. Jazmine looks picture perfect with those flowers.

  5. Robin says:

    Jazmine is such a beauty! Her fur is gorgeous. Here in Michigan, the weather hasn’t been terribly spring-like. It has been in the 30’s and 40’s a lot. I’m hoping we see the sun more soon!

  6. We’re still waiting for our flowers to show up. We’ve had some, like daffodils, but the best are yet to come. We still need to send you our weird quirks.

  7. meowmeowmans says:

    We love that picture of you, Jazmine! We’ve been getting lots of showers, so we’re hoping we get lots of flowers soon! 🙂

  8. Ellen Pilch says:

    You are gorgeous Jazmine.

  9. Jean Dion says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more: Cats have a perception problem! I am fostering three 5-week-old kittens right now, and I can attest that these guys are darn needy! They love people and they follow me around like little ducklings. I can’t imagine spending 5 seconds with these guys and walking away with the impression that cats are aloof. These guys sure aren’t!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie