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The Joys of Kittyness

December 18th 2010 10:07 pm
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The other day at work daddy was talking with his coworkers about their pets and daddy mentioned my Meezer Squawk! One of his coworkers responded with...
"that's why I don't get cats as pets. I mean, dogs can do all this great stuff and cats, well, they beg for food."
Daddy stood up for my honor! He said, "now that's not fair. First of all, dogs beg for food too, and second, cats do lots of things."
The thing he focused on the most was the comfort we provide. Daddy told his coworkers how when he or mommy gets home we greet them at the door, how we sit on their laps or next to them and purr. He told them about how I sleep between them in the bed and purr at night. He also told them about how when mommy feels sick or has a pulled muscle River will crawl under the blankets, even though he hates sleeping there, and sleep next to whatever hurts, it always helps her sleep and makes her feel much better. These are all great reasons why we kitties are JUST as good, if not better, than doggies. I'm glad my daddy set that very confused lady straight!

Also, mommy has been considering something. Everyone keeps telling us we should be selling our catnip toys. Mommy has been thinking, maybe she should open an Etsy account and sell them there, she could donate all the profits to the shelters she works with, that way the money would go back to helping out others. We wouldn't want to charge our friends for our gifts though, we love giving them to you guys as an expression of our loves. Hmmmmmmm, what do you think kitties? The profits could certainly help a lot of shelters and needy kitties out there, and we could always still work our way through sending our friends presents as well. hmmmmmmmmmm....

 
 

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Purred by: Kristina R

December 18th 2010 at 10:12 pm

Sounds like a pawsome idea Simone!! I's so happy your Daddy defended kitties, We's rule, hehe!!

Luvs,
Willow
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

December 18th 2010 at 11:19 pm

I think it sounds like a pawsome idea! And of course cats are better than dogs - duh!
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

December 19th 2010 at 12:07 am

I love the etsy idea!
Purred by: Rex (Catster Member)

December 19th 2010 at 12:16 am

that's a great idea Simone
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

December 19th 2010 at 4:56 am

First of all,cats don't beg for food. They ask for it when they want it. Dogs beg for food as a trick to amuse Humans. Pretty much all of the "great stuff" dogs do are demeaning tricks. Cats seldom do tricks because they don't HAVE to as a condition of their room & board. The #1 reason cats are better is this:When's the last time you heard of a pack of cats mauling a child to death?

Dad makes sock toys for us,& he tried to sell some on eBay several times but no buyers. Don't know about etsy,we were going to try that but you have to have a credit card to be a seller.
Purred by: ZEEKE dreamboat #40a (Catster Member)

December 19th 2010 at 5:41 am

We think the etsy for charity idea is PAWsome!! Cat are better !!! Dogs drool!!! We kitties are fabulous dogs not so much.

Loves,

Zeeke & the crew

(Tigger you made me smile)
Purred by: Gumpy Sweet Boy (Catster Member)

December 19th 2010 at 6:44 am

Yay for your daddy standing up for us kitties! Mom says it's hard to explain the bond she has with us to people who don't have kitties. That's a great idea about selling the nip toys on Etsy! Such a good cause too. MOL Tigger! Hey , I think even humans will beg for food!

Hugs,
Gump
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

December 19th 2010 at 12:19 pm

hehehehe, Oh Tigger, you are so right and so funny! I completely agree and believe we are better than doggies! I'm just so glad my daddy defended my honor. My Aunt Courtney (who just moved out) was a dog person though and had never lived with cats. She was always amazed by the things we do.
Purred by: Minko (Catster Member)

December 19th 2010 at 1:55 pm

Our vet has a box of catnip handmade toys on their counter, and the proceeds are donated to a local shelter agency. I think if you put them in a visible spot in an animal/cat specific place, perhaps people would but them, seeing as they are helping out other furs that way. Try it! It might be a great idea!

And being part of a mixed den of kitties and a woofer, the woofer is nuts a lot of the time, we do things with a purpose! And while Pipo did learn to do 'tricks' on command, he is much better at lap warming...and so am I!
Woofer does not like to sit still on laps!
Sometimes he barks so much, we meowmy gets a headache! Our purrs & mews are too gentle for that, even Meezer ones!

Purrs!
Purred by: Wyatt (Catster Member)

December 19th 2010 at 2:40 pm

Simone,
I think your idea is just wonderful!! Your family is so kind and generous.
Your daddy was so right about the comfort us kitties provide. Dogs are maybe better at learning tricks and things that amuse humans in general...but my mommy says that is specifically why she prefers cats. Cats are independent thinkers. In her book that is better than a people pleasing dog any day of the week!!!
Luv, hugs & sandpaper kisses,
Wyatt
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

December 20th 2010 at 8:00 pm

I didn't know your mommy made catnip toys! What a wonderful idea to donate the proceeds to the animal shelter. Please let us know if your mommy decides to do it.

Give your daddy a big kitty kiss from us for defending you to the dog lover. They just don't know any better!

Love,
Tigger
Purred by: Napoleon * In Loving Memory * (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2010 at 10:23 am

You're right about us cats giving our humans comfort. My mummy's be very sick these last two weeks and I crawled under the blankie to sit on top of her and I never left until she did!. I'm glad your daddy stuck up for cats because we are very misunderstood by dog lovers and cat haters.

And I'll buy your mom's cat nip toys!

Purrs,
Napoleon


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