10

Yule Cat as Fashion Police

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Please note: Everyone knows that we would never allow any human to dress us up for an occasion. We are not passing judgement on cats who choose to dress up for the holidays. We are passing judgement on humans who insist their cohabiting cats dress up to please them, the human.

Cats that once lived outside have learned to appreciate the inside

You may remember Yule Cat. He’s an Icelandic enforcer and you want to stay on his good side. Traditionally in Iceland, if you finished all your chores by Christmas Eve you would get a new set of clothes on Christmas.

Yule Cat prowls around the neighborhoods on Christmas Eve, checking children’ s presents to see if they are receiving clothing. If they are, Yule Cat continues on his way. If the child has been naughty and didn’t finish their chores, Yule Cat will see that the child is not receiving a present. Yule Cat eats the child’s meal as an appetizer and has the child for the main course.

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We propose something similar. Yule Cat will prowl the neighborhoods, looking in windows. If he sees a kitty dressed in fur, he will pass along. If he sees a kitty dressed up and looking content, he will pass along. However, if he sees a cat who is struggling to get out of the clothes or fighting not to put them on, he will spring into action. Not only will he destroy the offending kitty clothes, he will destroy the festive wear of the responsible human.

We imagine something like this:

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Verdict: An obviously unhappy cat. Release the poor creature and show me the way to the human’s closet.

Woman dresses up her cats for Christmas in festive onesies | Daily Mail  Online

Verdict: Minimal costume. Cats seem relaxed. No need for me here.

cats dressed for Christmas – EXIT ONLY

Verdict: Someone needs to explain the difference between cats and reindeer to this human. The poor cat is not amused. I hope the human has wool. I love wool.

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Verdict: This little one is almost asleep. Let them be.

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Verdict: Where do we start? Any human who dresses their cat to look like a drunk Santa is obviously doing it without the cat’s consent. We think we’ll have the dinner as well as the clothes.

Christmas Cats (Photos)

Verdict: This is not a happy cat. We have no choice but to destroy your party clothes.

Remember humans. Your cat may put up with the clothes you make them wear, but that doesn’t mean they like wearing them. Yule Cat may be right around the corner.

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23

Cat Etiquette for Humans – Part 2 (Food)

Our good friend (and part owner of our human sister) Thunder enjoyed last week’s post. However, she feels that we neglected the role that food plays in human/cat etiquette. Therefore, she has written a follow-up post to rectify the situation.

Grey and white cat sniffing the meat grinder. | Homemade cat food, Homemade  cat, Cat food

Allow your cat to sniff everything. This ensures she gets to choose according to her wishes, not yours.

What to Do If Your Cat Is Obsessed With Human Food - Archie Cat

Just like humans request samples, kitties may also want to try a food before committing to it. I’ve learned that humans put tasty foods, like cheese, on yucky foods, like potatoes, and it can be deceptive. Therefore, samples are necessary.

He REALLY wants a bagel : aww

If your cat is sharing with you, such as a bagel with cream cheese or a forkful of chicken, allow Kitty to finish licking or nibbling before removing the item and taking a giant human bite for yourself. My dad did this with a bagel and cream cheese once, and I was depressed for the rest of the day.

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Do not mock us if we choose to go for a veggie option (peas) or sweet (ice cream) option. First of all, cats are masters at knowing what’s best for their nutritional needs. (Scientific articles relating such information have been published – see the Catster website). 

Second of all, if it’s good enough for humans, it must be good enough for kitties. After all, even our canned and dried foods are made with human-approved ingredients.

And if humans can be in the mood for these things, why can’t kitties?

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Tear or cut up anything we decide to eat into appropriate-sized pieces. We have small teeth and mouths, and can’t stuff a whole turkey leg in the way humans can. It’s frustrating when we’re given a delicious treat, only to have to abandon it minutes later because we can’t properly eat it.

Japan's Cat Island Asks Internet For Food, Gets More Than They Can Store |  Bored Panda

In the interest of food bank donations (which rise this time of year), I’ve decided to share this tip: 

Donating to the less fortunate is wonderful thing to do, and cats across the world support this gesture wholeheartedly (assuming you don’t donate our treats.) However, when donating, leave the empty boxes around the house alone.

Nothing is more heartbreaking than a cat spotting an empty box, planning to use it as a cozy nap spot, and marking it with your furs only to have a human kick you out. Then they ruin the furs you’ve carefully shed in there and fill it with junk before removing said box from home. Remember, bags work just as well and typically aren’t as cat-friendly. So it’s a win-win.

Dear humans, I hope this has been helpful.

Thunder K. Katt

Pictures courtesy of Google Images (except me)

27

Cat Etiquette for Humans

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Fellow Felines: Please forward this post to your human.

It has recently come to our attention that there are some common human gaffes regarding how to interact with your cat. We know that you mean well, so we are here to help with a little advice.

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When your cat talks to you, learn what they are saying. It is annoying to wait while you ask about wanting to be let into the room, wanting cuddles, wanting food when it should be clear that we want you to move your stuff from our favorite cat tree.

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If you see us chasing a mouse, don’t scream or try to help. That only startles us and gives the mouse a chance to get away. We will ask for help if we need it.

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If we are relaxing in your slipper or using it as a sled across the floor, don’t tell us you need the slipper. We know it’s your slipper and you need to learn how to share.

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If we are eating, do not make loud noises or insist on getting something that is in a space where we eat. Even if we do not jump (which you find hilarious for some reason), it is rude. You don’t want us on the table when you eat; give us the same courtesy.

There's An Actual Scientific Study Into Cats Playing Video Games

Don’t start playing with us to stop a couple of minutes later because “your show came on”, your phone dinged, or some other lame reason. We like to play, and want to do it for a while.

Why Cats Like to Sleep in Bed With Their Humans

If we are laying on “your” blanket or “your” chair, do not just dump us on the floor. Most likely, we were asleep. It is rude to wake someone up like that. After all, we are members of the family.

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Do not insist on taking our pictures constantly. Particularly if you think we are doing something funny. Those pictures always end up on the computer, and your friends laugh and make fun of us. Sometimes we just like to chill and not have to worry about the paparazzi.

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Do not laugh at us if we slip or miss a jump. We are still tons more graceful than you ever will be.

We hope that you have found these tips helpful. Please talk to your cat if you have any questions.

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Pictures courtesy of Google Images.

17

Training Your Cat (LOL

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Humans are so cute.  We read an article this week about how to train your cat. Hopefully, all you felines out there know that we train. We are not trained.

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We are aware that some of you love your humans so much that you would do almost anything for them. We are not judging you; you are welcome to do whatever you want. Even in this instance, however, you are controlling what you are doing for your human. They are not controlling your behavior.

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The other cats who may engage in this type of behavior are those who are seeking fame and fortune. Due to the intense species-ism of the humans, we must cater to their whim of feeling that they are in control. Be careful. Jumping onto a shelf or slapping your human’s hand is one thing. Walking on your hind legs in a tutu is strictly dog territory no matter how badly you want to be on YouTube.

Clicker Training Your Cat – PoC

The humans recommend two methods of training. They will either use a “clicker” or treats to motivate you. We have no clue why they think that the average cat would respond to a clicker. There is nothing for us in that arrangement. Even if you love your human, try to get them to move to the treat method.

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When they get out the clicker, lead them to the treat jar. If they don’t get the idea at first, don’t respond to the clicker. If your human continues to try the clicker, you may need to be a little more direct. We recommend you hide the clicker. Preferably someplace they won’t look – like the back of the closet.

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If your human uses treats, make sure they are good treats. Also make sure you get a whole treat every time. Some humans are recommending that we only get a piece of treat every time we do what they want so we don’t get fat. If your human tries that, wait patiently for the rest of the treat before you do anything else.

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We recommend that even if you want to be “trained” by your human, you need to set limits. If you’re not getting famous or gaining the complete attention of your human, go back to your regular hobbies. There’s no point in annoying yourself when you could be relaxing in the sun.

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Of course, never let your human know that you are humoring them. We get more if they think they are in charge.

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Pictures courtesy of Google Images

28

Snoops and Kommando: In the Flesh and Fur

 

You may recall that last week was supposed to be about us. For some reason Mr. Google wouldn’t let us. Mom says she hates Mr. Google. You may also recall that Mon really doesn’t like taking pictures. She delegated it to our human brother. He takes enough pictures that we can show you some. We wanted action pictures, but Mom wouldn’t let us have pictures of Snoops with her trophy mice or one of us jumping on the other. And one of us (Kommando) leaves when she sees the camera pointed at her.

We wanted to start with portraits.

Kommando: Here is Snoops, looking regal and feline:

Snoops: Here is Kommando. She wouldn’t look at the camera. So the humans tried to make her. She still wouldn’t look at the camera,

Kommando: How do I know I can trust what they might do with my picture?

So we moved on to relaxed pictures:

Kommando: Here is Snoops, in a boring cat relaxation pose.

Snoops: At least I look relaxed.

Snoops: Here is Kommndo in her relaxed pose. Looking not very relaxed.

Kommando: Hey! How can I relax with that thing in my face?

Finally, we decided to just include a couple of pictures we like.

Kommando: This is Snoops doing her summer sleeping pose. The hotter it gets, the longer she gets.

Snoops: And here is Kommando doing the winter sleeping position:

Kommando: And see? Human fingers a about to attack me! I told you we can’t trust them.

Snoops: If you’d just let then take the picture, they wouldn’t keep try to get you to look at the camera.

Kommando: Oh, no! You’ve joined the other side.

Mom wants us to say thanks for all the prayers and well wishes while she was sick. For better or worse, she’s back to normal.

 

 

 

30

Snoops and Kommando: The Week in Review

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Snoops and Kommando here. This week’s post was supposed to be honoring us. But Mom has a Google Pixel that is being difficult about accessing the pictures that are on her Google shared files. She’s really angry, and we’re pretty upset too. (But you will see beautiful us next week along with our witty repartee, so don’t worry.

As you know, Mom’s been sick. She got cleared for work on Thursday, But she says that her brain may have gone on permanent vacation, so we’re bringing you memes of the way things have been going for her. We’re starting with how she looked for most of the week:

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Then she found out that her part-time job had terminated her because she took too much time off on quarantine:

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Then she found out that the hospital was supposed to give her the results of her COVID test, not the state (as the hospital had told her). She had to sign a release of information form to get her own results and then wait a day while they encrypted it.

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Then she got the news that she didn’t have COVID:

The Mystery of the Happy Cat | Wellness Pet Food

Then she found out that her auto-pay wasn’t working for the gas company:

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And there was a glitch in the cellular payment, so they turned it off:

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Then she found out she could get her job back if she provided documentation:

Annoyed Cat memes | quickmeme

Then she discovered that none of her computers (the laptop, Chromebook, tablet) wanted to work with the printer so she could scan said paperwork:

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Then our human brother made the Chromebook cooperate:

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So now she’s back to work at her full-time job and waiting for the part-time job:

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Of course, through it all, we were there for her:

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All pictures courtesy of Google Images

32

Snoops and Kommando’s Guide to Halloween

Halloween Safety for Cats

It’s that time of year again to start preparing for Halloween. Of course, this year will be a little different, with social distancing and all. Your gathering may be a lot smaller than in years past.

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Don’t let that stop you from having a great time. You can still break out the niptinis and mouse puffs. Some berries would be fun. And don’t forget the pumpkin (you can eat it after the party.) Helpful hint: If you don’t have enough mouse, you can substitute any finely chopped meat.

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You’ll need to make the niptinis ahead of time. All you need to do is put a couple of pawfuls of catnip in a pot of boiling water. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Repeat for every two guests. Remove it from the stove and refrigerate.

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Just before the party pour the niptinis into bowls. Be sure everyone gets some of the leaves. The fortuneteller will need them later.

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As you know, we refuse to wear clothing of any type. Therefore, we are not offering any suggestions for costumes. However, we hope that you will not go as any type of food or a dog. Too embarrassing.

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Some cats have a dance contest. If you want to do this, we recommend that you wait until the ‘nip has had a chance to work. Most cats don’t like to dance.

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Another idea is a seance. If you do try to reach a departed relative, avoid the ones who talked constantly or were whiners. You’re supposed to be having fun.

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Whatever you do, have a great time this year. And remember, if you need to distance from a stranger, it’s three body-lengths of the average cat or two body-lengths of the bigger breeds.

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All pictures courtesy of Google Images

32

If your Cat Could Talk

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Ever wonder what your cat is thinking when you say something? We’re here to help. These answers are based on surveying many cats (more than 10).

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Human: Here Kitty, Kitty

Cat: Hmm. Not my name. Wonder who’s she’s calling. OR Hmm. Wonder what she wants. If I wait, I’m sure she’ll tell me.

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Human: Come get dinner.

Cat: Hmmph. About time.

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Human: Do you want chicken or beef?

Cat: Yes.

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Human: I bought you a new type of litter.

Cat: How exciting.

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Human: I bought you a new kind of food.

Cat: It better not be that diet junk you tried to pass off as regular food the last time.

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Human: Why did you leave a dead mouse in my shoe?

Cat: You screamed when I left the last one in your bed. And you didn’t find the one under the table for two days.

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Human: How did you make such a mess?

Cat: What mess?

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Human: I love you.

Cat: Of course you do.

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Human: Do you love me?

Cat: I suppose.

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21

Cat Forum: Living with a Baby

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Snoops and Kommando here. Welcome to this month’s edition of Cat Forum. The topic was supposed to be “How to Correctly Treat a Cat,” with next month’s being “Living with a Baby” after our human sister had her baby. But she messed everything up by having her baby last Sunday. So we are turning the blog over to the baby’s feline siblings.

Hello. Thunder here. My siblings have chosen me to be spokescat. I’m the new kitten here. I am a little upset. I was the baby before the little human arrived. And now he’s the center of attention.

I’m not supposed to share his drinks or lay in his bed or jump on him. He is no fun whatsoever. I think they should take him back.

Onyx here. He’s not so bad. I mean he smells weird and is kind of funny-looking. He only has a little fur on his head.

He is pretty much out of my way most of the time. But I hope he moves into his own room soon. I really want my humans back to myself at night. Mom says they have to finish his room first.

It’s Angel. He’s gotten a lot of really cool stuff to sit on and in. Like this dresser. I just hope they don’t cover it with junk. The new kid seems to have a LOT of stuff.

They said he won’t bother my cat tree. So I just have to keep an eye on my pesky new sister cat.

I’m Gypsy. The only thing I’ve really noticed about him is that he really sounds like a cat sometimes. Maybe he wants to be a cat.

I wonder how long it’s going to be before I have to guard my food from him. Someone said that he’s going to want to put everything in his mouth pretty soon.

Thunder: We took a vote, and he can stay. But as soon as he pulls a tail, he’s outta here.

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26

What’s in a (Cat’s) Name

Is a group of kittens really called a kindle?” | CATERPICKLES

We follow several blogs that have pictures of beautiful kitties. The titles on the posts are kind of weird. Like, it will say “Fluffy Kitty” and show a Sphinx, or it will say “Black Cat” and show a striped orange kitty.

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We started thinking about the names that cats actually have and decided to look up the most popular names. Then we discussed what we thought a cat with that name would look like. Our descriptions are not intended to portray anything negative about our perfect species. It is merely intended to give humans some guidance on what type of name fits what type of cat.

Here are the top 10 kitty names in the U.S:

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Luna – We think this name belongs with an elegant cat. One who shows her superiority innately; she never needs to meow about it.

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Bella – Another beautiful cat. She attracts beautiful cats around her.

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Kitty – What can we say? There are really that many humans who can’t think of anything better when they name their fur babies?

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Oliver – He is well-mannered and would never think of not sharing his prey with his hunting-deficient humans. He doesn’t want them to starve

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Lucy – A fun, outgoing kitty. She likes to be with other cats and is playful with them and her humans.

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Leo – Obviously, the king of all he surveys. He has a mane and a beautiful coat. He knows he’s superior and all humans are his minions.

The Most Playful Cat Breeds

Charlie – The male counterpart to Lucy. He’s good-natured and hard to rile. A cat who’s fun to be around.

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Shadow – A dark-coated cat who slinks around. They can sneak up on their human out of nowhere and scare them silly. Exception: A small kitten who won’t ever leave her human’s side. These cats grow up to be excellent protection for their human from fish and chickens.

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Simba – He’s a king, but with a playful side. He can charm his human so well that they’re his minion before they know it.

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Milo – An intellectual cat. He will outsmart his human every time. But he’s lovable so they laugh about it.

Hopefully, you will show this information to your human for future reference.

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Pictures courtesy of Google Images.