Monday, October 4, 2010


You've probably seen our black cat, Smoky...he is quite the character...

he is the master of secretive hiding..and will hide for hours, while his owners frantically look for him....we find him in the oddest of places..still haven't found all his hiding places....he also has figured out how to open doors if there is the slightest crack to get his paw around...and knows if he had thumbs, he could use the knob as he's always trying the door knob....if he wants something, he lets you know by scratching a nearby door or cabinet just enough to make noise...he will do this until he gets your attention and then lead you to where the need is..either more food or water or a cleaner litter box...I do clean the box every day.(with 4 cats, you really have to.)....but its never clean enough for Smoky....
He is not a good mouse hunter....the female cats, Bandit and Tuppence do most of that hunting. Heaven  help any mice that happen to wander into our house....his preference is bugs...any bug will do...He and our other male cat, Tommy will sit for hours at the front screen door, waiting to pounce on anything that dares creep under the threshold.

One day a cat dies of natural causes and goes to Heaven. There he meets the Lord himself. The Lord says to the cat, "You lived a good life and if there is any way I can make your stay in Heaven more comfortable, please let Me know."

The cat thinks for a moment and says, "Lord, all my life I have lived with a poor family and had to sleep on a hard wooden floor." The Lord stops the cat and says, "Say no more," and a wonderful fluffy pillow appears.

A few days later six mice are killed in a tragic farming accident and go to Heaven. Again the Lord is there to greet them with the same offer. The mice answer, "All of our lives we have been chased. We have had to run from cats, dogs, and even women with brooms. Running, running, running; we're tired of running. Do you think we could have roller skates so we don't have to run anymore?" The Lord says, "Say no more," and fits each mouse with beautiful new roller skates.

About a week later the Lord stops by to see the cat and finds him in a deep sleep on the pillow. The Lord gently wakes the cat and asks him, "How are things since you arrived?"

The cat stretches and yawns and replies, "It is wonderful here. Better than I could have ever expected. And those Meals on Wheels you've been sending by are theeeeeeee best!!!"

Purrsonally Speaking

In this world of hustle-bustle
You may have your this and that;
But there's nothing quite so pleasing
As the purring of a cat.
~ Marcy Stewart Froemke ~