Thursday, February 26, 2009

Our cats seem to sense when someone is coming home and always give us a "heads up" when someone comes to the door at least a few minutes before we hear the knock or door bell. Our black cat, Smoky is especially good at this, I think he has alot of Siamese in him as he "talks" quite a bit, his body type, and his general personality. He also has alot of trouble with most commercial cat food and usually throws up most of it which makes for alot of clean up. But it doesn't seem to hurt him any, as his coat is soft/shiny and he is very active.

We adopted our other cat, Bandit after our dear old soul cat, Boots passed away last year...Bandit has an entirely different body type, more like a British shorthair

She has a stocky body and huge paws...she weighs a normal 10 lbs but looks heavier because of her long coat...actually Smoky and the Bandit weigh about the same....I wouldn't say they were best buddies but do get along. Bandit has a diva complex and has to be top cat most of the time...for a while, Smoky objected but they've come to an understanding of sorts.

What Cats Do for Us
Warm our laps
Give us someone to talk to
Help reduce high blood pressure
Bring the winter air inside, nestled in their coats
Create a kindred feeling with other "cat people"
Turn common household objects like bottle caps into toys
Make us more aware of birds
Donate their services as alarm clocks
Display daring acrobatic feats right in front of our eyes
Contribute to living a longer life
Make a window sill more beautiful
Keep mice on the run
Make us smile
Inspire poets and playwrights
Teach us how to land on our feet
Let us indulge our desires to really spoil someone
Make our homes warmer
Remind us that life is mysterious
Share with us the all-is-well experience of purring
Instruct us in the luxurious art of stretching
Show us how to lick our wounds and go on
Give us cool cartoon characters
Make even an old worn couch look beautiful
Open our hearts