On this day, the third Monday of February, in the province of British Columbia, Canada; we are celebrating the family day. In Canada, I realized that there are so many meanings of what a family is to them. I noticed … Continue reading →
As part of our assignment on precious pets, today, I spent the better of the day at Downtown East Side where homeless people live. Even though they are homeless, some of them would prefer the company of their pets. One … Continue reading →
The effect what my cat companions to me, words cannot describe it. There is scientific evidence that petting animals reduce blood pressure. As for me, it provides a medicinal nature that drugs cannot. I know I would not do without … Continue reading →
It never fails to amaze me how Lucy loves to burrow and crawl under the blanket. The minute I start changing bedding, she’s the first one to go under the blanket. What else can I do but smile and join … Continue reading →
Life is supposed to be just ducky, but weather-wise, we know we are in trouble when ducks start wearing raincoats to protect themselves from the wet winter season. But for the sighting of Mandarin duck at Deer Lake maybe they … Continue reading →
He’d never had a partner in all his time alive. But Lucy came into his life. Can I be your partner every night? “I… I’m not a very good partner,” he lied. “I want a partner – someone I … Continue reading →
What is a family? Typically, a standard family consists of mom, dad and child. Some would number their family as 1.5 or 2.5 which I do not understand where the point 5 comes from. Others would prefer to have … Continue reading →
Sleep. Too much sleep or sleeplessness. A serious side effect of mental illness when it’s activated. This time, I cannot sleep. Sleep. Depression, anxiety, or stress often disrupt sleep that worsens the disorder and further sleep problem. I cannot sleep. … Continue reading →
Maud the dog. Pud the ginger cat. Maud worships Pud. They are BFF for life. They have a strong bonding relationship. Maud: Pud are you awake Pud: no response Maud: Do you love me? Pud: no response Maud: I love you! … Continue reading →
There’s never a dull moment living with Lucy. She has many favorite places in a tiny bachelor apartment. No need to travel to be entertained. Instead, she amuses herself in simple little things such as this box. Priceless. This is … Continue reading →
This is the original photo I posted titled “Extra Ordinary Bond” in July 2014 photographed by Sirish BC for National Geographic assignment “The Animals that We Love”. It’s a familial bond similar to a man and his dog where the … Continue reading →
Hounding maybe a dogs’ business, so do cats. They will never stop until such time they get what they want. A bark here and a meow there. Incessantly. Finally, we give in because we love them not because we want … Continue reading →
Nymeria, the cat that suffered a catastrophe in 2013 and had a purr-fect day with Mr. Frenchie and Akeyla is alive and well. Soon after the incident, Mr. Frenchie decided to go home to France with his cats. He was not so lucky as … Continue reading →
They said that cats are ‘gods’ and we worship the grounds they walk. It may be true since that Egyptians worshiped and immortalized cats, Fast forward, we have evolved and taught them how to love humans instead. But are cats … Continue reading →
My friend and I were discussing about animals in their farm. They breed and raise pigs One pig he named Betsy, a very suitable name for a pig. He happened to like Betsy a lot and we started discussing names … Continue reading →
All he wanted to have is ten-acre of land and his dogs. For years, that’s all he can think and talk about. On the land will be a small house with a workshop to tinker around. The spacious land will be … Continue reading →
Dogs are not allowed at work even for a quick visit during summer hours when the school is close. They said it’s for health and safety reasons. We might bite the dog. But I love dogs. So what I do? … Continue reading →
Having too much of a good time of office party, I left the gathering and went out for a breath of fresh air. Walking late night in the city especially on dark streets is not really a good idea for … Continue reading →
Catfé is Vancouver’s very first cat cafe for feline lovers. The cats are also available for adoption. This is a place for: cats temporary home until they find their humans read to cats prowl for inspiration sip-and-pet Yoga, anyone? This is … Continue reading →
Two years in dog’s years = 14 years. After living and working in Slovenia for two years, Rebecca Ehalt returned home to Pennsylvania in July 2014 and reunited with the family dog. In the clip, Rebecca is greeted by the … Continue reading →
Ideally, it is normal for a couple to have a child as a symbol of their love for each other. Now they become three and complete. Can I apply the same principle with my cats, Maurice and Lucy? They supposedly … Continue reading →
Note: Still Groaning. I am still groaning about this and want to get it off my system. It is consuming to love or care for someone even if they are pets When Maurice became ill, I was afraid. Afraid to … Continue reading →
Felines are taking over. Today New York, tomorrow the world. Move over Humans of New York. I must confess that I look at felines more than anything else on the internet. For me, it’s the best way to decompress after … Continue reading →
Came out of the office for coffee break and this is what I saw. A vision of loveliness. A perfect friendship. This is a rescue dog. Still young but too big for its age. The strongest tail, ever. Tail wagging, … Continue reading →
Think like a child. Chasing bubbles is more fun that having all the toys in the world.
Think like a dog. A red ball is his priceless possession. Don’t even take that ball away from him if you know what’s good for you. Hands off!
Share your love of reading with your neighbourhood. Have an outdoor library. Recycle your books.This will give you more space at home. You’ll get to know the people in your area. It’s more enjoyable to know them and chin wag not just about books. You’ll never know this might be the beginning of a lasting friendship.
Sultana came to us as a puppy with long ears and short tail. The long ears are so pretty the way they were we left them untouched. We loved her to bits since she was our first pet our princess. Spoiled … Continue reading →
A Perfect Pair
This is me and Dillon, my blind cat. He and I have a symbiotic relationship. I rescued him, and he rescues me every day. He is determined, courageous, intelligent, and humorous. He constantly inspires me, personally and creatively. He gives me perspective. We love each other, and we make each other’s lives better. What more could you ask for from a cat? Photograph byHannah Harvey.
Hannah, I admire you for rescuing Dillon, your blind cat. I hope you inspire others to look beyond the surface of the cute and young when doing the good deed of rescuing, it is hard to do. Of course the focus of this photograph is the dramatic eyes or lack of. Thank you,Robin Schwartz
From: National Geographic’s Assignment “The Animals We Love.”
There were 28 winning contributors out of over 16,000 photos and this is one of winning photos.
First, I had an epiphany and you can read it here.
Second, I found out what is the most popular search: The Cat Prayer.
It’s rather interesting to read the search engines and the various ways people identify what they are looking for. These are the examples:
a cat’s life poem, a cat’s prayer, cat poem, cat poems, cat pray, cat prayer, cat praying, cat praying to god, cats good night prayer, cats prayer, cat’s prayer, cute cat poems, , poem about cat, poem on cat, praying cat, praying kitty, thankful cats and the best is meow I lay me down to sleep prayer
Thirdly, I am thankful and appreciate your interest on this article. Therefore, I am reposting it for your enjoyment.
On the internet, you can never have too many cats. Now, on two islands in Japan, a similar principle seems to be in effect. The islands of Tashirojima in Miyagi prefecture and Aoshima in Ehime prefecture are covered in cats – and tourists love it.
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The two islands are gradually being taken over by cats as the aging populations on those islands gradually fall. Veterinary doctors regularly visit the islands to ensure that the cats are in good health, Otherwise, however, they are free to roam. Tourists have been arriving by ferry to photograph and feed the cats, and local ferry captains have reacted with great surprise to the influx of new tourists.
At the moments, island officials are trying to figure out what to do to make the situation best for both tourists and cats. The cats already have a plan, however – take over the world!
Caution ~ a yellow tape wrapped around one part of the park greeted me. This is not the first time I’ve seen it. It comes on and off. This is a little bit disturbing for me because I work around here. Every day, I pass by the park to get to work.What is happening here? Does this mean, KEEP OUT for:Sleepers on the parkSomeone who wants to move inScavengersSlugDogCatWild DucksWild GeeseWhat could it be? Aha! A day in the park of fun
How can I not love Lucy? She is my adorable companion and to Maurice. She is no ordinary cat, she is a wanting cat.I want you to play with me, I want to go out, I want to eat, and I want this and that. The list goes on and giving in to her whims, exhausts me, especially at day break.Hack, cough, hack, I heard around 4 am. It was Lucy trying to get the hairball or having one of her bulimic moments. Eat and purge. Then it was quiet for a moment. Next thing, she did her running fit with her special cat sound effect. Jump on the bed, run beside me, above my head and rested there. This is not a good time, Lucy, 30 more minutes and I will rise to go to work. I need my beauty sleep. But she won’t budge. So, I threw her out of bed and I might as well do the same. Remembering that she just did the hacking fit, I was careful not to step on land mine or mines.And here comes Lucy again, jumped on the bed, squatted and did No. 2, yes, No. 2. I watched her with horror. Plop one, plop two, plop three steaming mounds. Fully formed not runny. Oh my goodness, Lucy. Why? Think on the bright side, I thought, it’s not runny, okay?Deep breath, the smell of poopies on my bed, I remained calm, cool and collected. That is I collected the poops. Then took out the first layer of the bed sheet.Here comes Lucy again. Doing the two steps and dropped her fat body on top of the soft duvet. She quietly got up, circled where she sat down and smelled it. I smelled urine. Lucy did No. 1. That did it. Urine is the worst thing. Lucy, you are now grounded, no food for you all day.The bedding must be removed quickly, cleaned the spot and poured out a box full of baking soda all over the bed to soak up the smell. What a cat-astrophy.
Shame on you, Lucy
The things I do for my cats. I love Lucy.
I am having a meltdown. Where are my furry friends? I wonder if they miss me as much I miss them. Hang in there, Maurice and Lucy. The next thing you know, I’m right there beside you. Your humble human servant.
It’s very seldom that I see cats roaming around the neighborhood. When I do see one, I play with it and hoping that it has a home to go to. And I pray that it won’t follow me home.There were two occasions that I wanted to take the cats home that were homeless. Well, I did take one home. How it happened was due to Megan, my little sister. Megan found a cat around the school yard. She calls her “shadow” and is very concerned about the cat.The cat is gray and really skinny for my liking. So I told Megan to observe the cat for the whole week. Should the cat be still around when I come and visit the following week, I’ll take action. Megan was all keen about this modus operandi.The following week, she excitedly told me “shadow” is still around. I kept my word and took the cat home. In the meantime, she has another assignment. I asked her to write notices and post it all around the neighborhood that I have the cat and use her as a contact person. She loved the idea and felt she’s saving the poor cat.In the meantime, I have another cat at home, Maurice. This is not going to go well. And it didn’t. But before that, I took “shadow” to the vet and make sure it’s not carrying anything that will pass on to Maurice. Cost me an arm and a leg for vet.Week later, Megan told me that she received a phone call that their cat is missing and it fits the description of “shadow”. Thank goodness, I hope they are the owner. And they were.The following day, Father and daughter arrived at my door step with a bouquet of flower. Tears of joy. Rosie is her name not “shadow”. My advice to them is never ever let Rosie out again.The second cat was a Russian Blue. You know how expensive they are and beautiful? Of course, I can’t just merrily take the cat home. Again, we posted tons of posters. The same day, the owner came and wanted to give us $100 reward. No, thank you, just take good care of your cat. I said the same advice. Keep the cat indoors for there will be no next time. I’ll definitely raise your cat and sell it for $1,000.This story is inspired by a cat named Trinity. Trinity the cat spent six days stuck up a hydro pole in Kamloops, before workers came to help.To view the news, here’s the link: Cat stuck up on a hydro pole