Friday, June 17, 2016


I've been babysitting my son and daughter-n-law's cat the last two weeks. I'm not a pet person. I don't mind doing this for them, but it's not something I would want to do every day of my life.

Pets are cute and adorable and a lot of people couldn't imagine life without them. I'm not one of those people. I think it's because I'm an only child. I enjoy my solitude. I guess I'm a bit selfish, also. I don't want to have to think about getting home to make sure the cat or dog are fed and watered and still alive.

Here are a few things I've learned about cats.

  1. They don't give a crap about anything.
  2. They will lay down anywhere they want, even the shower.
  3. They have a look about them (like the one pictured) that indicates they want to kill you.
  4. They don't take the word 'no' easily.
  5. You had better have a snack, food, water, and clean litter ready whenever they want it.
  6. Pretty sure they get annoyed when you meow back at them. 
  7. My lap is no longer mine. It is a soft, squishy pillow for him.
  8. Don't leave anything out you don't want them to get into, because they will.
  9. They will not come when you call them - and finally.
  10. If you don't pet them exactly where and exactly when they want, they will not leave you alone.
I'll miss him when he's gone.


  1. I love dogs,barely tolerate cats!

    1. I like dogs better too. But I still don't want one.

  2. We had a Tom cat once who would take off for days at time and come back all tore up with a smile on his face.

  3. Like dogs and cats as long as their care falls in someone else's lap. :)

  4. I had two cats who I miss sooooo... much. So I pretty much dissagree
    with most of your cat wittisisms... I would be glad to pet sit for
    your daughter!

    1. Sorry you lost your cats. I know people get really attached.

  5. I have a cat. Only because I've seen mice around the yard. I'm so terrified of mice, I'm willing to put up with a cat. Good luck on your cat-sitting.

  6. While I love my solitude I'm also an animal lover. I have 2 cats in the house who pretty much rule... well, until the beagle/ spaniel puppy arrived a month ago. Dogs I could live without, but there will always be a cat (or 2) in my house.