Hi everybody! We’re sorry we didn’t put together a whole big post for you this week, but Mama’s had kind of a rough day and we want to take it easy on her — so we’re going to share some photos and other cool things that Mama and her friends have written.
Siouxsie: Let’s start with an update from me. After all, I am the Top Cat. I have to admit something to you all: I kind of feel like I’m … slowing down. I mean, I still eat well and stuff, but I’m just not as excited about things as I used to be. Maybe I’m on the verge of some kind of transition; after all, I am quite venerable for a cat, having just celebrated my 18th birthday and all. Mama wrote a post for Catster recently about coping with your cat’s mortality, and maybe if you have an elder kitty you’ll find some support there.
Thomas: Hi everyone. I’m really liking this Hepper Pod! Mama brought it back from the annual BlogPaws pet bloggers’ conference, where she helped the amazing Kate Benjamin run the Hauspanther Cat Style Lounge. There was all kinds of great stuff there, and Mama wrote all about it here. Bella likes the Hepper Pod a lot, too, and she and I take turns sleeping in it. If only it were big enough for both of us, we could snuggle in there together.
Bella: Well, I’m getting lots of love and attention these days, and Siouxsie’s letting me spend all kinds of time on Mama’s lap. Maybe she feels bad for me after Mama shared her guilty confession. I thought I was going to have to get my little kitty hobo sack and go somewhere I’d be appreciated! But it turns out that Mama appreciates and loves me just as much as ever. *purrrrrrrrr*
Siouxsie: In other cool news, you should check out Squee TV Channel 3 and visit the brand new kittens at Kitten Associates. They’re growing like little four-leggedy weeds!
Thomas: And our friend Ingrid over at The Conscious Cat wrote about how important a cat can be as a pathway to spiritual connection. Everyone here at Paws and Effect HQ agrees with this, including Mama, who says she never would have been gainfully employed as our chief cat slave for so long if another cat teacher hadn’t opened her eyes to this fact.
Bella: And last but by no means least, be sure to hug and pet your feline friend every day. Not only do we love it, but it’s good for your health too. We don’t need no steenkin’ link to a website to prove that!
Siouxsie, like Mama said more cats are living into their 20s and if anybody will it’ll be you! So carry on taking it slow, want to see you post for years!
Thomas, hopefully soon there’s a UFO big enough for Bella and you, that would be lovely!
And Bella, you are too sweet you always make me giggle! Kitty hobo sack hehe! Mama would never do that!
Take care of yourselves and each other, Mama too xx lots of love
Sounds like Mama needs a vacation. Sometimes the best vaca in the whole wide world is 10 minutes of kitty lap time.
I was so stressed the other day that I grabbed up my Coby Boy & we shut the bedroom door & Sat on the big bed & proceeded to having a great cry fest.
My Coby snuggled deep in my arms, licking the tears as they fell. His comfort was just what I needed and I’m undeserving of all the love he gives me.
So, little Mama,, keep your head held high and know that the work you & your kitties do is so greatly appreciated. My 3 fur babies give you 12 paws up!
Blessings to you, Siouxsie, Thomas, & Bella!
that Hepper Pod spaceship (yeah, well technically it ISN’T a spaceship, but my Mom thinks it looks like one), is super cool!
Hope things ease up for your Mom soon!
I went through a bad time when my marriage unexpectedly broke up. If it hadn’t been for the Mousebusters I would have been in a worse mess. I still need them even now. They are good company.
I love the updates as much as the informative articles. After all, if it weren’t for the kitties there wouldn’t be *any* articles.
Dearest Siouxsie, you’re simply in that part of life called retirement. Of course you’re slowing down a bit! Mama takes such good care of all of you. You probably have good years left but yes, you’re going to slow down. We all do. As long as you’re not in pain, still enjoying your food and loving life in you’re own way, you’re fine. At least they don’t do to you animals what they do to us humans: Life at any cost. That’s no kind of life. :-(