A Cat Joke To Start Your Week: Why Don’t Cats Play Poker in the Jungle?

Hello, Namaste!

Archimedes the Cat here with a joke.

Question: Why don’t cats play poker in the jungle?

 

Answer: Too many cheetahs.

 

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up to follow this blog, so you don’t miss the fun!

Thanks, Archimedes the Cat

Shout Out to My Shelter of the Month: Chicago Cat Rescue

Hello, Namaste,

Today, I am giving a shout out to the  Chicago Cat Rescue which is located in Chicago, Illinois.

This shelter is committed to helping homeless cats and kittens by recuing them and through finding foster homes (and ultimately forever homes) for the cats and kittens. In addition to saving the cats, the Chicago Cat Rescue provides education for the humans that love the cats. They are doing an amazing job!

I encourage my readers to help this shelter by fostering or adopting a cat.  If you are not in the vicinity of this shelter, please consider helping out by making a donation.

Check out their website through the link below.

http://www.chicagocatrescue.org/ Chicago Cat Rescue

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for my blog!  Thanks, Archimedes the Cat

Purring Poetry: The Poem Cat

Greetings, Namaste,

Today’s poem was written by Erica Jong.

The Poem Cat

Sometimes the poem
doesn’t want to come;
it hides from the poet
like a playful cat
who has run
under the house
& lurks among slugs,
roots, spiders’ eyes,
ledge so long out of the sun
that it is dank
with the breath of the Troll King.

Sometimes the poem
darts away
like a coy lover
who is afraid of being possessed,
of feeling too much,
of losing his essential
loneliness-which he calls
freedom.

Sometimes the poem
can’t requite
the poet’s passion.

The poem is a dance
between poet & poem,
but sometimes the poem
just won’t dance
and lurks on the sidelines
tapping its feet-
iambs, trochees-
out of step with the music
of your mariachi band.

If the poem won’t come,
I say: sneak up on it.
Pretend you don’t care.
Sit in your chair
reading Shakespeare, Neruda,
immortal Emily
and let yourself flow
into their music.

Go to the kitchen
and start peeling onions
for homemade sugo.

Before you know it,
the poem will be crying
as your ripe tomatoes
bubble away
with inspiration.

When the whole house is filled
with the tender tomato aroma,
start kneading the pasta.

As you rock
over the damp sensuous dough,
making it bend to your will,
as you make love to this manna
of flour and water,
the poem will get hungry
and come
just like a cat
coming home
when you least
expect her.

Help A Cat Out: What is a Tigon?

Namaste!

Help me out, please.  My family has gone out for the day. So, I need your help.

I was listening to the radio and I heard someone mention a “tigon”.

Please, post a reply to let me know what a tigon is.

Thanks, Your Friend, Archimedes the Cat

(P.S. I know that you can type better than a cat, because most humans have opposable thumbs. So, please, don’t even paws.  Get on your keyboard and give me a hand.)  Thanks!

Have You Seen The Longest Cat In The World? Wow! Check Out This Video!

Here is the record holder for the longest domestic cat in the world.  It’s a Maine coon…like me!

Below is a Guinness World Records video.

 

 

Also, don’t forget that I would love to see more of my cat friends. Please send pictures.  Here is a link to my earlier invitation: Invitation: Send Photos of Your Cat(s).

Invitation: Send Photos of Your Cat(s)

Hello, Greetings, Namaste,

On Fridays, I celebrate Fridays with Friends.  On Fridays with Friends, I like to post pictures of other cats (and other animals if they are in the photo with a cat.)

Please send your pictures that include your cat(s) by the end of Thursday in order to have your pets’ pictures posted on Friday.  Don’t forget to include your pets’ names.

You should send your pictures to me at: archimedesthecatblog@yahoo.com.

Cheers,

Archimedes the Cat