What Do You Mean – Don’t Have a Friendly Personality?

Written on December 16, 2009 – 6:00 am | by maxine |

Mrs. Noah was speaking with a fellow who’s wife has a phobia about cats.  She apparently sees ALL cats as a threat to her personal safety and enjoyment of life.  He (her husband) stated that no cat is a friendly cat and that they are only self-serving and totally aloof, only giving you the time […]

A Little Catty Intelligence

Written on December 2, 2009 – 6:00 am | by maxine |

  Ya gotta love cats.  They spend hours and hours every day sleeping or, as they like to say, cat napping.  And still, they are mentally sharp.  I suspect they are not really sleeping at all but are actually scheming and planning out their next way to keep their care givers on their toes.  Just […]

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Written on November 25, 2009 – 6:06 am | by maxine |

  Yes, we know that the Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving on October 12 because in most areas of Canada, by the time the American celebration comes around, we are typically under lots of snow.  There is usually definitely more than just frost on the pumpkins where we live.  In fact, the pumpkins are all gone!  So […]

White + Black + Brown = Cat Art

Written on November 18, 2009 – 6:00 am | by maxine |

I am almost embarrassed to say it but I am an artist!  To be honest, my skills came to light last week quite unexpectedly.  You just never know what talents and major discoveries are lurking in the background, just waiting to be exposed. For instance, the world’s greatest artists did not just suddenly have people […]

Do ALL two-leggers think – or is it just some that do?

Written on November 4, 2009 – 6:00 am | by maxine |

  We – meaning we eight members of the livestock family here – were having a discussion the other day.  We overheard our human care givers talking about yet another report in the news about a small dog who had been carried off by a coyote.  All kinds of cats and dogs have gone missing […]

A Forever Home and Adopting – Part 2

Written on October 28, 2009 – 4:24 am | by maxine |

  Last week I laid some foundations regarding adopting a pet, especially an older pet.  This week we get down to the nitty-gritty that takes you beyond the excitement of planning a trip to an animal shelter or breeder where you are apt to fall instantly in love with many dogs and cats.  Just like […]

A Forever Home and Adopting – Part 1

Written on October 21, 2009 – 4:04 am | by maxine |

As many of you already know, Gracie and I were formally adopted into this family in the fall of 2008. The vet figured Gracie was about 14 years old and I was about eight years old. Because of our past, it has taken much of this past year for me, in particular, to get used […]

Odours – They’re Not all from Us!!

Written on October 14, 2009 – 4:14 am | by maxine |

Probably one of the most aggravating things we hear is, “If you have cats or dogs, your house ALWAYS stinks!”  Talk about stereotyping a visible minority.  Sheeash!!  There outta be a law against such slander. Odours (if you are Canadian), or odors (if you are American), come from far more than your pets. Just smell […]

Happy Thanksgiving Canada! Happy Columbus Day United States!

Written on October 12, 2009 – 4:48 am | by maxine |

  We livestock here in this home are so thankful we have a loving, caring human family and each other.  Although we are thankful every day all year, we want to wish everyone in Canada HAPPY THANKSIVING.  Since we are from a home educating family, we are also aware that American people are celebrating Columbus […]

Indoor/Outdoor Revisited

Written on September 23, 2009 – 5:28 am | by maxine |

Just over one year ago Princess and I (Gracie) came to live here in a small town, having moved from a country home where our caregiver, Tom, died in the spring of 2008. You might recall that some time back one of us told all about the dangers cats face when they are allowed to […]