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Cat Fishing

Very few cats prefer catching their own food

Very few cats prefer catching their own food

Antiquated Form of Shopping

A cat, a log

A cat, a log

Bastards

Rat Bastard

Rat Bastard

Cat Bastard

Cat Bastard

Dog Bastards

Dog Bastards

Apparently this is a universal problem across the animal kingdom…bitches

Cat-pocalypse

I had the good fortune to spend a few weeks with my sister, her husband and their cat – Garfield.

This is Garfield

This is Garfield

I’ve never had a cat but Garfy and I became fast friends. He quickly trained me to give him treats, play, and scratch him when he was ready. Garfy didn’t follow me like my dogs, but he convinced me to follow him so it kind of had the same result.

I was relieved when he chose not to sleep with me because I’ve heard horror stories of cats trying smother their owners during the night by lying on their face. I’ve heard other terrifying stories, too – like the cat that attacked its family for no obvious reason. Experts had to come in to help the family deal with the crisis.

It’s usually easy to tell what dogs are thinking. Not so much with cats. I find them oddly mysterious.

What is he thinking?

What is he thinking?

Other than Cujo, dogs are basically benign. Cats, however, have a reputation for being unpredictable and holding their intentions close to the vest.

Because of my dogs, birds, and doggie door, I will likely never live with a cat. After watching the attached video and seeing what they can do, I’m relieved. I worry about my sister and her husband though…

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Hollow Kitty

I’ve loved animals all my life. When I was a kid, we had a mixed breed dog named Princess. She had been abandoned and we took care of her. Our family moved and my parents didn’t want to keep the dog so they tried to leave her behind. As our car was pulling away, my sister and I were crying in the back seat of the car as Princess was running after us. My mom slammed on the brakes, opened the door, and Princess became an official member of our family.

After we lost Princess, we got a Schnauzer puppy. The Penney’s catalog had a Schnauzer on the cover and I fell in love. We found a local breeder and that began the love affair with another four legged creature. Baron was definitely my dog. I was always the one to walk him and he wouldn’t go to the bathroom for anyone but me. I was at camp one summer for a week and after four days, Baron still hadn’t pooped. My Mom was ready to take him to the vet when he finally let go.

As an adult, my first pets were guinea pigs, a fish and birds – all dog substitutes. When we finally got our first dog, the birds were still around but the guinea pigs and fish were long gone.

As much as I love dogs, I could care for just about any type of animal. Lately, cats have been calling to me. We can’t have a cat because we don’t want something that might eat our other pets (aka birds) and we have a doggy door and wouldn’t want the cat to get outside.

However, if I could have a cat, I’d love to have a Sphinx – they’re bald and have an eery alien look. They can even sound funny. Take a look.

Although I can’t commit to a living cat, I have added a cat to the family. His name is Hollow Kitty. He doesn’t do much, but he fills the gap for now.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Hollow Kitty

Hollow Kitty

 

Fractured Cliché #27

Fractured Cliché: Curiosity hurt the cat

Correct Cliché: Curiosity killed the cat

This is one of those fractured clichés that makes sense to me.

A cat supposedly has nine lives. If a cat who’s on its first life is killed, it goes onto its second life. If curiosity is the killer but the victim lives, it seems it wasn’t a killer at all. Hence, it makes more sense to say curiosity hurt the cat.

And why a cat? Other animals are curious, too. Why didn’t whoever coined this term use another animal? It would be less confusing.

My own curiosity leads me to wonder why curiosity would hurt or kill at all. Being curious is good thing unless you walk into a barn with 12 hungry coyotes. We wouldn’t have the innovations we have today if someone wasn’t curious and willing to follow through.

So let’s change the cliché to something that makes sense.

New Proposed Cliché: The killer killed the cow (Vegetarians take note.)

I’m sure I wouldn’t mess this one up.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Curiosity (the killer) killed the cat

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