|...can't see me!|
|...not a happy day!|
Cats instinctively know if you are having a bad day and curl up nearby as if to say, 'I care'. They can be soothing as you pet their coat of soft fur, a simple action that seems to exude peace. Cats can find their way on your lap, in your bed or curled up beside you in your favorite chair. They can stealthily climb up onto the top of your printer or the back of your office chair and lay there watching you work... and wonder... why humans stare so intently at this thing they call a monitor screen. Then tired of waiting to be noticed, compete for attention and walk across your keyboard causing distress for the owner and satisfaction for the cat.
Some have learned to ride in a car or truck and consider it an adventure; others have to be put in a cage, which usually means a trip to the vet. They roll over and are extravagant in showing off their furry bellies, stretching out with four paws in the air, waiting to be touched. Their sandpaper tongue can lick your hand in appreciation of you, their human friend. An outstretched paw with sheathed claws can reach out to touch your face and gently pat as if to say, "I love you". Or they can simply stare.
|...here's looking at you!|
The photos that you are viewing are of my cat 'Turnup', for which this blog is named. As I mentioned before in my very first post, she came to us abandoned, scared and starving. It seemed logical to call her Turnup since she just happened to turn up at our home, which has become her patch of territory. We have become the best of pals and I count her as a little gift which God sent my way. I found out that she is a Maine Coon, a particular breed of cat that is affectionate and cat-smart.
|...she thinks I'm smart!|
A Cat's Prayer
I hope I'm not asking too much, Lord
All I want is a home of my own
And to know when my next meal is coming
Instead of the scraps I get thrown.
I've been out in the cold for so long now
Coping as best as I can,
But it's not so long I've forgotten
The touch of a soft caring hand.
I really don't want to be greedy
At the moment I'm all skin and bones,
So would it be too much to hope for
That someone will give me a home?
|...welcome home, Turnup!|
I love stories that are happy and/or have happy endings. In this day of advanced technology, we become instantly aware of so much tragedy, inhumanities, war and crisis of every kind throughout the world; it's good to come across stories and video clips that bring a smile. I'd like to share with you three such stories, which are delightful to read and to watch. Actually, it's four since you just read about Turnup's happy ending. Click on the links and give yourself a lift for the day by checking out these current Internet cat sensations:
1. Momo, the swimming cat, in High River, Alberta in Canada
3. Grumpy Cat's interview on ABC News