The Can Opener was grooming me in her lap tonight while she watched an earthquake report- and when she stopped brushing me, I noticed a bowl on the couch that had a delightful smell- so of course, I had to investigate- just to make sure there wasn’t anything in it that might make Mom sick.
It would be a terrible tragedy if our Can Opener was snacking on something and discovered (too late)- that there was a bug in it, or something else in it, so I walked off her lap to give it a safety check…
Ok, Mom! I licked them all- they’re not bad! You can eat them now!
Yes, that’s right! Today is actually a National Holiday to celebrate those cute little furry angels everyone loves. Not only have we adorable cats taken over the internet, but we actually are also the reason for a few National Holidays!
Did you know that we cats have been domesticating our humans for more than 12,000 years? That’s right! We may sleep a lot, but we work fast when we wake up. Since we started domesticating humans, people have found so many reasons to love us, that Pet expert and advocate Colleen Paige started National Kitten day to draw attention to the cute little kittens needing good homes and help them find the love and care they need and deserve.
I mean, look at that little face! I used to be a kitten once- and believe it or not, Sushi was too…maybe. Anyway, we kitties start learning early on how to make humans fall in love with us- It starts with our big eyes, and big ears and delicate little meows, and BAM! Before you know it, you can’t get enough of us!
Did you know that research has shown that people who take short breaks throughout the day to look at cute animal pictures are more productive? We’re not only adorable to look at and play with, but having a cat around has also been proven to lower blood pressure, lower stress levels, improve your mood, and even reduce your risk of heart attacks (unless you step on their tail in the middle of the night)!
So go ahead and look at all those cute kitty photos, or take some fun pictures of your own kitties- if you don’t have a kitten, visit your local shelter where you’ll find lots of kittens (and adult cats) who are longing to be adopted. Bring a few treats- and give them some love, and you’ll have a furry friend for life!
This is because at my last visit, I had gained weight- (because of that steroid shot they gave me last summer)- so the Can Opener doesn’t let me “free feed” anymore- now I get fed at specific times of day (on the Can Opener’s open schedule)- I’ll starve!!!!
I think I’ve already lost a few precious ounces… my paws feel smaller- I think that’s enough- besides, when she brushes me, she brushes off at least 3 pounds of my fur- and I’m sure some of that has to be Twilight’s fur that just kind of landed on me when she walked by.
So if part of my “weight” is just fur- and if most of that is Twilight’s fur that just settles on me when I’m minding my own business, sleeping in the carpet… then WHY am I on a diet?
I think she should just suck Twilight up in the vacuum and I’ll immediately lose weight. Think she’ll believe me?
Me either- But tomorrow I’m going to try to convince her. Meanwhile, I’m going to cuddle her tonight and be really, really sweet- maybe she’ll cut me some slack in the morning and load me up on treats!