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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Weird and Bizarre Cat Days

I do a newsletter for my church and send it out once a month. I started posted some of the weird and bizarre holidays for each month. Some of them are real crazy!! A lot of them revolve around food, like National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, and some are just plain silly, like Make Your Bed Day (isn't that everyday?) or Be Late For Something Day. (Some people are always late) Anyway it gave me an idea for the blog. Here's the weird days for this last week. Let's see how our furry friends handle them.

Last Saturday, the 13th, was Positive Thinking Day. One look at this guy and you couldn't help but do that!


Sunday was National Cream Filled Donut Day (Yum!!) This one wants his delivered.



Monday was Make A Hat Day. I think she had some help with hers.



Tuesday was Collect Rocks Day (See what I mean about being silly) This cat passed on the rocks; he likes fish instead.



Wednesday was Citizenship Day. (Now that one makes sense!) You're being a good citizen when you're kind and helping someone else.


Thursday was National Cheeseburger Day. (That's another yum!) This little kitty made you a cookie because he wanted to trade it for your cheeseburger. (Sneaky little devil) However, you waited too long and he was too hungry.


Friday was Talk Like A Pirate Day. Couldn't find any pirates, but found the Three Musketeers. That's going to have to be close enough. However, they have the wrong day. Silly cats!


And finally, today is International Eat An Apple Day. Evidently the baby and/or the parents didn't know that.


Oh, well, such is life!! How did you do with this week's weird and bizarre holidays? Like I said, some of them are pretty silly! Any comments to share about whether you liked this or not?


Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667





Saturday, September 12, 2015

The MOST Important Question of All

Mickey was one of several pets in the house. There were two other cats, one dog, and a parrot. All of them, except the parrot, were rescue animals. They all liked each other and played well together. The cats did their own thing, slept and played when they wanted, and pretty much ignored the humans in the house. Of course, the dog was very excited and happy to be with the humans. The bird talked a lot whether anyone was paying attention to him or not.

It seemed to Mickey that the humans talked a lot too! They were always asking questions about each other. The mother would be asking the kids what they wanted to eat, have they cleaned their room, is their homework done, did they have clothes that needed to be washed, and a hundred others. The father would ask what was for dinner, did he have clean shirts, who was going to help him with some chores, had the kids fed the pets, etc.

The kids were even worse! They had hundreds of questions everyday it seemed like. They asked a lot about food, allowances, going places with friends, and so forth. They were ALWAYS asking about why they couldn't do something that their parents didn't want them doing. It all seemed so silly to Mickey!! He had only one question that he wanted answered.




Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667

 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

BIG Cats Are Beautiful. Should They Be Pets?

Throughout my years of living in Colorado and Nevada, I've heard and known of people keeping lions, tigers, jaguars, etc. for pets. Have never seen one of these "pets", but that's okay with me. As a very young animal, they can be adorable, cute, and downright funny.


But then they grow up!


You can take the cat out of the jungle, but you can't take the adorable out of the cat. Here are 30 big cats being adorable.

Big cats can act like house cats in many ways. One of the reasons why our love for cuddly little house cats extends to the largest members of the cat family is because of how similar big cats and small cats are.

Are you thinking now that I'm in favor of keeping a big cat as a pet? No, I'm not for several reasons. The first would be the cost of keeping a big animal as far as maintenance such as food and vet bills.


A lion can eat as much as 10 to 15 pounds of meat a day and so if you only (under) fed the lion 8 pounds of meat a day, it would be nearly $40 a day (at $5.00/lb) or $280 a week to feed that lion at minimum amount. That’s certainly a lot less than those two small cats in the picture.

Since trading exotic animals is regulated, there is a huge black market for them. They are often not transported properly, cared for properly, and they're sold off to the highest bidder regardless of that person’s ability to properly care for them. Right now there are more captive tigers than wild tigers. There is something definitely wrong with that! This cat is very lucky!!

Big cats are wild animals at heart. It is in their nature to travel, stalk, and hunt down their prey. If that opportunity is taken away, they can become very frustrated. A frustrated, big cat is not necessarily a good thing to have around! Add 500 pounds to this cat and you'll see what I mean.


Big cat cubs are adorable, cute, and cuddly and usually not very dangerous. However, when they're grown, their play is pretty rough because it's training for hunting. Sometimes they just don't know their own strength; it's best not to take a chance. This cat just thinks he's tough and scary.


Captivity of big cats causes them great stress which can potentially lead to psychosis. This is often exhibited through pacing and acts of aggression (even on trusted caretakers). Many big cat attacks that occur from aggression are born out of this frustration. If you have a big cat as a pet, you're not only living with a natural born killer; you're living with one that can literally go crazy on you. Think I'll stick with my house cats!!!!


Besides, they only think they're a big cat.



Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty.  Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night.  Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667