Introduction:Technically, I'm a dog person. I grew up with a dog. All of my relatives and neighbors had dogs. So as an adult, when (my dog and) I adopted a cat, everything about cats was pretty new to me. Even 15 years later, on my second cat (and dog), I still find so many things about felines very amusing. This cat, however, is even funnier than most - or so I think. But isn't that just like most parents? We all think our children are special!
When I come home from work in the evening in winter (after dark of course), my cat is always there waiting. As I pull into the driveway my headlights pick up the glow of her eyes partially hidden in the branches of my Leyland Cypress trees, on top of my 6-foot privacy fence. She probably sits there at other times - during the day, in summer - since it's a great vantage point, but not with any regular pattern that I've seen. However, when she sits there every day in winter it's like she's waiting for me to come home - and my arrival time has varied by as much as 3 hours over the past few years! It doesn't seem to matter to her. As soon as I pull in she goes to the back door and waits for me to let her in for dinner. Of course, I don't really think she's waiting for me to come home from work. If that were the case I'd see her there year 'round, but it certainly is a cheerful greeting on a dark winter night!
My cat loves a good cushion or pillow. As soon as I put out the cushions for the patio chairs this spring she was THERE. With all the rain we've had in Georgia this year, the cushions have been on the table drying more than they've been on the chairs, which has been perfectly fine with the cat! Every few days I flip over the cushions on the table to make sure that they are not molding (since it keeps raining), and the cat maintains her position as queen of the patio table!
Cats are supposed to say "meow" and if you listen, that's pretty close to the sound that most cats make, but not mine. I can't really describe it in writing, but it's NOT "meow". Actually I couldn't even mimic it if I wanted to. The best I can say is that she sounds like she's part GOAT - not full goat, just part. It's pretty cute!
I loved my last cat - don't get me wrong - but she had biting issues. My current cat is a Love Bug. She is nothing like my late cat. Not only does she let me pet her as much as I want, anywhere that I want, she lets me pick her up like a baby. Actually the current kitty sometimes even purrs when I hold her like a baby - so a bit different of a temperament! When she tires of me, she just complains loudly. Other times she flexes a paw and shows me that she does actually HAVE claws, so I should keep that in mind! One time I was playing with one of her paws while I held her like a baby, and she just extended one claw gently against my face, just one, and didn't do more than that. I put her down. She's a good girl!
Although my current cat loves to be picked up INSIDE the house, she often won't even let me pet her OUTSIDE, let alone pick her up. Sometimes she even runs away from me! I have a theory. I think she's worried about her Street Cred. If the other critters see me "loving on her" it could ruin her rep. She's a Killer you know, all cats are. They were born to be; and she does seem pretty good at it for a 9 pound cat. I'm undermining her credibility with her peeps, I guess. I don't suppose Dirty Harry would like it if his mom came around and talked to him in baby talk in front of his colleagues, or worse the criminals! This is probably how my kitty sees it. I guess it's good she can't read.
In honor of my kitty, and to honor the cat lovers out there, I have included a link (below) about being a Catperson.
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I am an animal person and yet like dogs more than cats. My kitties are wonderful and I have not had a dog in too many years to count on two hands.Yes, I can relate to cats having different traits and characteristics. Thank you for your h5 list.
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