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I would like to confess. About the cats.
I know it's un-American and a downright insult to my beloved Cat Blogosphere to not be a cat person but alas, I am not. Do you see the grief I put my poor dog Homer through? And he's just an internet dog!
I tried to be a cat person. Once. But I failed. Cats just don't like me. They hiss and spit and run in the other direction. Is it my perfume? My nails? My politics? Cats do not meow softly at me, they crouch in attack position and prepare the claws. I cannot retaliate because I might break a nail. Hence, I cannot even protect myself from cats. The only cats I get along with are the cats from The Cat Blogosphere. They are wonderful wonderful kitties with hoomans to look after. Of that I am sure. And none of them - yet - has spit at me.
and they sure fly some marvelous peace globes
We shall talk cats this week. Puuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
1. Do you have a cat? Would you care to post a pic of your cat?
Alas, I do not have cats or even a cat. Does it count if you have an Internet gif cat?
I didn't think so.
2. What is your cat's name?
Persian Patticakes. She's white and fluffy and very elegant. We share jewelry sometimes.
3. What makes you love cats?
Well, I love cats if they're YOUR cats, because I love my friends and their family is my family. I'm always amazed at the love and care and attention cat owners give their pets. It takes a special kind of soul to care for an animal. I know it's not a good match for me personally, but I see how so many people love and adore their cats. It is very touching. And I'm a little envious.
4. If you are not a cat person, why not?
I don't know. My mother was afraid of cats. When I was little she could never be near them. If a stray cat came in the yard she'd run in the house screaming. A peculiar phobia...but one I respected and never teased her about. Hence, no cats for me either.
My cat Patticakes once strayed off the blog and had a relationship with one of the other cats
in the Cat Blogosphere. It was scandalous!!! I kept getting Valentine cards and mushy love
notes in my email box. At first I thought they were for me! I have to keep an eye on her.... She's not supposed to date until she's sixteen!
6. Do you think you have to have a special gene to be a cat person or can a hooman be trained to love cats?
I didn't get the gene. For sure. It's best that I spare the little kitties my lack of feline understanding. It's best for all of us.
7. Do you think cats have feelings and can talk to their owners?
I have come to believe this just watching how my friends (some of you) relate to their cats. Of course, I'm no stranger to talking pets on this blog. Homer is always butting in the conversation. He talks so much that Patticakes can't get a purrrrr in edgewise.
8. (BONUS Question) The Rainbow Bridge is the place where cats go when they pass away. I think it's a lovely idea and because of my Cat Friends, I now believe in it too. If humans could have a bridge of their own in the afterlife, what would you name it?
I believe in the afterlife. I believe in eternity. I hope there is a beautiful long ethereal bridge to help me cross over into the next realm. We'll name it Chapter Two.
This is my Persian Patticakes. She has been sitting on my blog for ten years. I think that's a lot in cat years and blogging years. I've never had to feed her. She's not grumpy or cantankerous like Homer either. Maybe if I had a real cat like Patticakes, I could be a cat person too.
I hope you will play along this week and leave your link in the comment section below. Here's to all the cat owners! Questions at The Queen's Meme.
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