Antics of My Cats

 

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Another different blog today as I continue in my blogging 101 class but I am still keeping my focus here on finding hope and inspiration in everyday life. After reading this humorous article:  http://gonecatawampus.com/2014/04/11/5-life-lessons-as-explained-by-my-cat/ ,I was inspired to think about the comical antics of my own two frolicking felines. At the moment, they are both resting and ‘behaving’ but at times, they will exhibit their playfulness and their uniqueness as to me no two cats are the same. I guess they inspire me and add a little lift to my day by making me laugh. One of my cats, Angel,climbs to the very top of the cat tree and performs numerous somersaults when I first come home from work. She keeps this up until I come over to pet and tickle her. Now, Mandy, my older gray cat, has started to do her own version of somersaults, just not on top of the cat tree which is a good thing. She is too big and not so acrobatic. And like the article says they like to bask in a sunny window and they will sit perfectly poised somewhere so that i can admire how beautiful they are. They smile so contentedly when I comment on their cuteness and their loveliness.

Being a cat lover and a cat owner, I have tried purchasing various cat toys for their amusement; I’ve bought rubber balls, plastic bell balls, catnip toys, and scratching boards. Of all these things, the scratching boards are most interesting to them. But they also prefer to find their own toys which include cardboard boxes, bottle caps and twist ties. And I just don’t get that. Angel especially will bat and chase a twist tie all over my kitchen and it ends up in the same place each time; in their food dish. Go figure why that is such great fun to her but it is humorous to watch.

But one thing special about them, and about many pets I’m sure, is that they seem to know when I am hurting or sad. When I am in such a state, they come up to me wherever I may be sitting and curl up to me just as close as they can (to the point that I am tightly sandwiched between them) and remain by my side or on my lap rubbing and kneading me for as long as they think I need it. It is very astonishing and compelling to me, how our pets can know when we are hurting the most and most need to be loved. They have their own special way of expressing love. I guess the life lesson that I need to remember from watching my frolicking, four-legged furry friends to also show love and kindness to all the special people that God brings into my life.

4 thoughts on “Antics of My Cats

  1. Smokey

    I liked your story, and I must say i did a mental rubberneck when you said they did somersaults. Huh? Really? 🙂
    Hey, I am planning to do my links to other posts today, so I don’t have the answer yet, but looks like your links aren’t links. They are merely the url address. Hopefully, we can both figure it out!

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  2. beckyg1003 Post author

    Hello Smokey,
    Well, ‘somersault’ was the best word I could come up with because Angel just flips herself head first into a roll,, flops around, twists herself in all sorts of positions when she sees I have come home. This causes me to laugh and then I pet and tickle her. Mandy sees this and starts doing her own version of somersaulting and twisting around until I give her a little attention also. She is much older and not quite so acrobatic. There may be a better word to describe this behavior but I am not thinking of it yet. Yes, I know the links are not working links on my page so still working on that. I am still learning here in Blogging 101. I wish you the best with your blog.

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  3. Kathy Baker

    There is nothing like the antics of our pets to inspire us and give us joy! I miss mine! They teach us so much about unconditional love and adoration! God love you Becky!

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  4. beckyg1003 Post author

    Hi Kathy,

    You are so right, we humans could learn so much about unconditional love!! And the cats seem to do their best to brighten my day when I am feeling especially sad or hurt. I think they purposefully try to be funny just to amuse us humans!! You have, a great, great day.

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