Category Archives: cats

Pavlov’s Cat

 My dear felines passed almost a year ago leaving me as a one dog woman. Cats an dogs may both be pets but very different kind of personalities. I have enjoyed the expression that dogs have masters and cats have servants. This t-shirt design amused me. Bella has also trained me pretty well but no bell ringing.

This is snaged from Snortees, a company making t -shirts. link below.

Animal Cafes

Animal Cafes Offer Drinks and Companionship

 Austria’s first cat cafe, where customers can have drinks while playing with cats, opens in Vienna.

An interesting new trend has cropped up in Japan: animal cafes. There are over 100 cafes where customers can have tea, coffee and pastries while petting cats, rabbits, dogs, birds, and even goats in some places. There are several reasons for the emergence of such establishments. One is the decline in the number of adults with children. Many adults in the 20-30 age range are unmarried or in a relationship without children. Visiting an animal cafe is a social, almost familiar experience without the responsibilities of taking care of a companion animal. Other customers want pets at home, but their jobs consume too much time to care for a pet.

In my public library years ago, you could take you book and a guinea pig to your table to read. I don’t remember reading but I did like the guinea pig!



Farewell and Thanks

There is a saying that I have found to be true- “Dogs have masters, Cats have staff.”

In 1998 a sweet grey cat was sitting on my porch one day. I gave her some water and explained to her that I had a cat who did not play well with other cats. She showed up day after day and Big Foot (resident Queen) did not seem to mind her. Neighbors from across the back field arrived one day, informed us she was their cat and took her home. The next day she was on the porch looking quite pleased with herself. We had been adopted. On July 4, 1998 she was suddenly much thinner. Three weeks later she brought her kittens out into the light. Big Foot passed the next year at 21 yrs old. The mother Cookie and her son Fluffy (we thought he was a girl) came to live with us. Two months ago I lost Fluffy to kidney failure and this week Cookie left to join her kittens. Animals teach us about unconditional love. I am grateful for the years we had together.