RDP #72: Cat

The Ragtag Daily Prompt today is cat. Appropriate for a cat blog! I have already reblogged one of the cat stories written for this prompt.

A  few months ago, I started noticing a cinnamon colored cat sitting on the sidewalk about 3 houses down from mine.  She was extremely friendly: I would make a friendly cat noise and she would run to me and rub against me. When I petted her, she’d lay down on the sidewalk and roll around, getting little dirt flecks from the sidewalk on her fur.  She couldn’t get enough of my attention! I worried that she would follow me and she did at first, but I turned around and firmly told her, “No, kitty! Stay there!” and she did.20180507_160321She wears a collar, and from a tag on it I found out her name is Meredith. Up to that point, she had been just “Cinnamon” to me.20180507_160142Then I stopped seeing her and I wondered if something had happened to her. To my relief, about a week ago I saw her running across the street. I miss seeing her on my walks, though!

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Learning From Our Cats

This is a beautiful story from a reluctant former cat owner. I was so touched by it that I decided to reblog it!

Help from Heaven

I really am more of a dog person, but when we lived in faculty housing in California, only cats were allowed. I was enduring chemotherapy for colon cancer, and a friend advised Douglas and me that having a pet would help reduce my stress levels, so we decided to follow their advice and get a cat.

When I met Douglas, he had a cat named Rudy, who, unfortunately, did not seem to like me, as every time I was around him, he hissed and then nipped me on the ankles. I must admit that I did not like Rudy, so I was somewhat hesitant to become a cat owner, because what if all cats hated me?

But I was game for a pet. Once at the shelter, we decided not to get kittens, as we both worked and had no time for training them. The problem came when I…

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Nurturing Thursday: Thought for August 2

Reblogged from Cee’s Photography.

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I decided to play with along with Becca today and participate in her Nurturing Thursday.

For the Love of Challenges

I’ve gathered a list of challenges and their hosts.  So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog.  Feel free to contact me anytime.  I hope everyone will be able to use my lists.

Qi (energy) hugs

Cee

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Quintessential Cat

Nancy Merrill has a weekly photo challenge: A Photo a Week. The theme this week is quintessential. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, quintessential means perfectly typical or representative of a particular kind of person or thing.

Here are some new pictures of Hazel, our quintessential cat!

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Today, sitting on the coffee table. Maybe she’s checking the time on Dale’s cell phone!

 

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Belly rub, perhaps?

 

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This is CLEAN laundry – Hazel never gets into the laundry basket with dirty laundry!

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We were donating several jackets to Goodwill, which we piled on a chair. Of course Hazel claimed the pile as her favorite sleeping spot!

 

Caturday Poem 4

Whimsical poem accompanying chillin’ out cats!

Rantings Of A Third Kind

Posted in Caturday

Caturday Poem

Happy with my kitty
So I wrote this little ditty
Why don’t you sing along
To the tune of this familiar song

Soft kitty, warm kitty
Purring on my lap
Sleepy kitty, happy kitty
Why don’t I too take a nap

My little ball of fur
Listening to you purr
Life is kind of a blur
But this is how I prefer

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CFFC: Animals Care

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is kindness and caring. Humans aren’t the only ones who care! In Tanzania, I saw several examples of animals’ caring.

 

2-6 baboons along the road

Baboons groom each other.

 

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Cheetah moms play with their cubs.

 

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Elephant moms protect and nurse their young.

 

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Lioness sisters rub and caress each other.

 

2-10 genets that reside at Ndutu Safari Lodge

Genets show affection to their mates.