Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cats: Do You Love 'em Or Hate 'em?

Cats: most people either hate or love them. The haters contend that felines ruin furniture, kill song birds, and consider people their slaves. The lovers argue that cats control rodents, relieve stress, and cover up their poops.
I find my “spoiled brats in fur suits” brimming with wisdom. Here are some insights I’ve learned from the devilish angels:
  • If you fight with the family cats, you won’t have energy left to ward off enemy cats.
  • It’s okay to have whiskers and pointy ears.
  • Look for a patch of sunshine and stay there.
  • Naps are cool.
  • Don’t fuss about your food, or the one who feeds you may start buying a cheaper brand.
  • Purring will get you everywhere.
  • Master the “Shocked and Innocent Look” if someone laughs at you. Better yet, stick your nose in the air and saunter away, pretending you don’t care.
  • Naps are fun.
  • Act as if you know what you’re doing even if you don’t have a clue.
  • Convince those around you how blessed they are to live in the same universe with you.
  • Refuse to give up. If one bird escapes, climb another tree.
  • Naps are refreshing.
Similar to cats, people are a mix of aggravating and endearing qualities. When I’m
tempted to dismiss a brother or sister as too ornery to tolerate, I remember how God bears with my faults and stupid mistakes. Receiving His unconditional love frees me to love myself and others, focusing on positive qualities.  
Now if I could convince my husband to see the good in our kitties…

The above is an excerpt from my second book The Heart of Humor: Sixty Helpings of Hilarity to Nourish Your Soul. 
 If you like to laugh and discover new ways to add fun to your life, you'll love The Heart of Humor.

Do you love cats? Or hate 'em?  


  1. "If you fight with the family cats, you won’t have energy left to ward off enemy cats."

    Profound...this one hits me right between the eyes!

    I don't dislike cats, but I am VERY allergic to them...so, alas, I live in a cat free world. Even this post made me sneeze!

  2. Jen: Hubby and his sister once told me in no uncertain terms that they disliked cats. However, when someone gave her a kitten, she changed her tune. When I was growing up I had two cats, at different times. Alas, I had bad luck with each of them.

  3. Hello Jeanette...I am so glad you popped over to my blog today to visit...and I am really happy to meet you and see where "you live"...Love the blog about cats...I don't have any cats...my sister is the cat person in my family. I've tried to keep a couple of cats in my lifetime...but somehow it just didn't work out for us...I think we are dog people...but we don't have a dog currently. However, I DO understand about the strange personality quirks of cats and how they do resemble people...I tend to be more tolerant of people than I am of cats I guess. Plus, my hubby refused to let the last kitty I "adopted" from the woods into the house...and it soon went somewhere else...so...I gave up. I would love to read your book...I may just do that soon! Looking forward to getting better acquainted as the days go by! Blessings to you and yours.

  4. I cannot say that I love cats, yet I do not hate them either. But I am content to live without them in my home, as they sometimes make me sneeze. I think I'm also content to see cute pictures of them. Will that work? :)

  5. Oh how I wish I could have cats! My daughter married a man who is so allergic! I have always had them and love love them. They make me feel so content and happy!


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