Are you a cat person or a dog person? I considered myself a devoted dog diva until I was owned by a cat ( You can’t really own a cat…).
Mitty, named after “Mittens” in Beatrix Potter’s books, definitely cannot be owned!
She purred so loudly when I held her in my arms, the first time, over 9 years ago. Mitty was a kitten who had been rescued from off the streets by the SPCA.
Her loud purring captured my heart. The markings on her nose reminded me of our late cat, who had owned us for over 20 years.
Our old cat, Kitty, was the darling that won me over to the cat kingdom. Mitty, however, turned out to be rather aloof.
She does not like to be held for more than 7 seconds. My children have received scratches and bites to prove this point!
But we still love her. Cats may not always run up and greet you like a dog, with their tail wagging and tongue hanging out…
Instead, in their dainty way, they look up from their lounging position as if to say: ” Don’t worry… be happy!”
Cats are right. Just watching them lowers our blood pressure.
Felines don’t need to be taken for a walk. If they think they need more calories, they’ll supplement their diet with rodents. Having a cat in the garden keeps the rabbits away ( Unless the rabbit’s name is Peter…).
So, are you thinking I’m now a cat loving convert?
No way! I love my cats and dogs equally. They are all members of our family. Pets give us more opportunity to love and be loved. How good is that?
All you dog lovers may want to check out your local animal shelter. I hear a cat calling your name…
I’ve been writing since I could hold a pencil. When I see a picture… I also hear words. My blog is where I write them down.
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Loving my furry friends ~ Wendy
A righteous man care for the needs of his animal… Proverbs 12:10
17 thoughts on “Cat Calling”
Lovely!! Cats are wonderful creatures. I have four cats at present – Old Smoky 21yrs. Smoky Joe, Sindy, and a little stray black female who turned up starving in my garden one evening a few weeks ago. I have called her Mystic. I came across this lovely quote last week. I can attest to the truth of it: “Never belittle the comfort offered by a cat. She has no words, but by small touchings and buttings and leanings, she shows her love for you…” [Pam Brown] Blessings xx
I really like the names you chose and I absolutely love that quote! Do you have a post & pictures about your cats? Hugs ~ Wendy
If you look at “I am honoured to accept two awards” on my site, there are photos of the 4 cats there. Blessings xx
Thank you! They are adorable and obviously well-loved!
Hugs ~ Wendy
That cat is snitty incarnate. Pothole filler.
I’ve seen you scratch her back… you don’t fool me one bit.
Hugs ~ Wendy
I so love your cat photos. You have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and the Super Sweet Blogging Award.
Thank you, I am so honored that you would nominate me! Mitty is not an easy cat to photograph… I would drop what I was doing and run and get my camera when she was feeling like posing! Even in this she rules… ~ Wendy
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Hugs ~ Wendy
Lovely post!! Mitty looks like my cat Sara (sadly passed away a few years ago). I like both cats and dogs, can never answer the “Are you a cat or a dog person” properly..
It’s hard losing a pet…hugs. I think that once you’ve owned either you’re hooked on either. I know that I am hooked on both! ~ Wendy
Beautiful kitties! Oh, so wonderful! I have a calico too. Check out my post about her: http://ladaray.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/meet-my-wonderful-lily-cat/
I will come on over and see your calico. Thanks for the invite!