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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rain, Rain, Go Away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This has been one very frustrating week! My parents fought the water problem with the basement for years; now it's my turn. Would love to open the windows, get out a chute, and have the dump truck start filling it with dirt! Started out the week feeling pretty good and thinking about the things I wanted to accomplish.


It started to snow and then rain.


I felt like my world had been turned upside down since all I did was mop up and wash and dry old towels and bedspreads.


But I kept on keeping on and hoping for a break.


I was often wishing for this.




Unfortunately, Mom is with the good Lord. So I had to figure out a way to stop this.


Get a sump pump, they said. It would be good, they said. Yup, this is how I looked while I'm putting it together.


Now it's put together and will hopefully make life a little easier. As this fellow says:



I now sound like this every time I move!


I hope next week is better!








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, April 23, 2016

I Has A Bug!

Seems like everybody I know has been catching the crud that's been going around. Knock on wood, I have been fine so far. But I wondered about my cats since they seem like they don't have much energy lately. Maybe they're trying to tell me something. This is their normal routine.



But this is the way that they're acting.



Oh, I see your bug!

But what about this? I don't see a bug on Kirby.


So you're telling me that one of you is sick and one is dumb. Very interesting! Wonder what these furry friends are going to say about themselves.




You know what? I think you guys are just trying to make me feel sorry for you. Is this what happened?


I don't believe that. I think you're all being lazy!


Ahhh, now we're finally getting to the heart of the problem. Guess you're just being cats after all.



Do you have some comments about the funny things that your cat does? We'd love to hear them. Please share.


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, April 16, 2016

The Yearly Visit to the Vet

Yup, it's that time of year again when Kirby gets his regular checkup, his shots, etc. I used to dread this  because he was hard to catch and extremely noisy when he was in the exam room. Started following some of the advice I had read and written about in previous blogs which seemed to help. Brought out the carrier where he can go in anytime he wants (and come out), put treats and play toys in the carrier, and threw in something with my scent on it. That seemed to help a lot. Still doesn't like to ride in the car. :>) Let's just say it's a work in progress.

In the beginning, I would be met with a face like this when I'd bring out the carrier:

(Especially the last one in the first row and the first one in the second row)
Getting him into the carrier would be something like this.


While in the carrier, his attitude was probably:
Thank goodness Mom got smarter and started considering how Kirby felt and how scary a trip to the vet can be. This part is much better now. Of course, once we are at the vets and he comes out of the carrier:


Dr. Molly has a way of keeping him calm if I leave the room. Don't hear the screaching and the squalling anymore like I used to. Exam goes well and it's time to go home. What a difference! Quiet and sleeping.


But if the truth be known, he may be having these thoughts.







Once we're home, the trip is just a thing of the past.


These links will take you to my previous blogs about preparing your cat for a more relaxed way of going to and seeing the vet. Wish I had known this when my boys were kittens. Sure would have made it a lot easier.

 http://sammythesupercat.blogspot.com/2015/04/no-no-not-vet.html
 http://sammythesupercat.blogspot.com/2014/04/omg-im-going-to-vet.html

If you have any suggestions that have worked well with your cats, please share them with us.

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, April 9, 2016

Spring Has Sprung!!

Spring is here! The snow has finally melted off the lawn and the temperatures are getting warmer. Do cats enjoy spring? I'm sure they do after a long winter of snowy days and not much sunshine. So, how do cats celebrate the coming of spring? Let's see............

For cats who are inside/outside cats, maybe they'd be the first in their neighborhood to sit on a fence.





They could take a walk with a friend.


 They would most definitely enjoy the warm sunlight wherever they were!










 It's time to relax!




 It's fun to play in the yard for the first time.





Sometimes a spring storm will happen, but cats can adapt.


Of course, there's always the thing that happens in the spring even to humans.




After all this activity, it's time to get recharged.




What do you notice your cats do when winter changes to spring? Share your stories with us. We'd love to hear from you.




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, April 2, 2016

A Poem From a Cat

Thomas and Salem lived in the northern part of the United States that received a lot of snow. Thomas was a man; Salem was his cat. Salem was a very handsome tabby that kept Thomas laughing when he was home. Thomas worked during the day so he was home in the evening to keep Salem company. Since he was a very smart cat, Thomas was able to teach Salem some cute tricks. He would fetch small things like a dog would which was very unusual.

One day, however, Thomas didn't come home as often in the evening. If he did, he would have another human with him. She seemed very nice, but she wouldn't pay any attention to Salem. She would just talk to Thomas and pay attention to him. Salem was starting to feel very neglected. He would try to cuddle with her, but she'd just shove him away. Thomas wouldn't even let him sit on his lap when SHE was around! Salem was getting very angry and didn't know how to change the situation.

He had been noticing that Thomas was always giving her something like flowers and candy or reading poetry to her, etc. But one day, he gave her a ring! Something seemed different and Salem knew he had to act quickly. But what? If he didn't get her attention and affection now, he'd be out in the cold. Ah, ha! He had a great idea! He ran down to the flower shop, crept in when a customer opened the door, grabbed some carnations on the counter that another customer was buying, and took off on a dead run when the door opened again. He ran to HER house and waited for her to come out to go somewhere with Thomas. It worked! She thought this was so cute...............



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