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).

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Here Come The 2017 Oscars, A Cat’s Review: Lion (the Movie)

I admit that the reason that I wanted to see the movie “Lion” was because of the name of the movie. Big cats are cats, too. As such, lions rock! So, also did the movie “Lion.”

I loved the movie (even though it was not about a big cat).  I don’t want to give away the movie plot.  But I will say that it is based on a true story.  Also, even though I wrote previously of wishing for technology that could be used to materialize cat treats on demand, I was impressed with how Google Earth was used in the movie. Being inquisitive,  I intend to check it out one day.

As for the awesomeness of this movie, it received the following 2017 Oscar nominations:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor in a supporting role – Dev Patel
  • Best Actress in a supporting role – Nicole Kidman
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Music
  • Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

If you get the chance, you should check out both the Lion movie, and Google Earth.

If you check out either, let me know what you think.

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Valentine’s Day Poetry Shared Today

Today, I put out an invitation for my readers to share their Valentine’s Day/love poems.  Below are the poem that were submitted. Bravo!

Little feet

Pitter patter

Oh, spilt milk?

I’ll take care of the splatter!!

The poem above was submitted by Erin C.

This is a really fun poem, and sweet, too.   Thanks so much for sharing, Erin.

The days are short,

The Sun sinks fast,

Hopefully, this weather won’t last.

My nose is cold,

The world is too.

(Everyone except for you).

Because of you, the world is fine,

Just as long as you are mine!

Submitted by Alexis C.

This is a heart warming poem.  Even with my Maine coon fur, I will be glad when the cold weather is over, too.  Thanks very much for sharing, Alexis

Cat Doppelgänger?

Cats have had a long relationship with humans. With this being true, there is a fair amount of cat art out there. In fact, the cultural depiction of cats goes back at least 9500 years.  So, I am never surprised when I see pictures of cats everywhere I go.  However, in one place that I visited, there was the painting of the cat pictured here.  A few people asked if I had posed for the painting. I had not.  So what do you think?  is the cat in the painting my doppelgänger, my double?

 

 

Is Your Cat Drinking Enough Water?

Is your cat drinking enough water?  If not, you cat’s health is in danger.

It can be difficult to make sure that your cat is taking in enough water.  This is especially true if your cat eats only dry food. (I eat mostly dry food.  But my family gives me wet food at least three times a week.)

Suggestions:

  • Give your cat fresh water at least twice a day.
  • Provide the water in clean water bowls.  I don’t like dust in my water. Your cat probably doesn’t either. Rinse the bowl daily to remove any dust or other debris that may have gotten into the bowl. Wash the bowls at least one per week, being sure to rise all soap from the bowl.
  • Make sure that the water bowls are the correct size for your cat. As a Maine Coon, I have some of the longest whiskers of any domestic cat, and I don’t like it when my whiskers touch the side of a bowl. Your cat probably won’t like it either when his or her whiskers touch the sides of the bowl.
  • Make sure your cat’s bowl is not too deep. Most cats prefer shallow bowls.  We like to be able to see the bottom of the bowl. (Someone tried to get me to use a paper cup.  But, as you can see in the photo,  I decided to wear the cup as a hat instead.)
  • Have more than one water bowl for your cat, and place them in different locations.  I enjoy being able to go to more location to have a refreshing sip.  Try moving you cat’s water bowls to different spots.  But whatever you do, please do not put your cat’s water bowls near our food or litter box.
  • If you try all of the above, and your cat still does not seem to drink much water, maybe you should try changing the type of water that you are providing. I usually do not drink tap water. I don’t like it.  I prefer bottled water that has been chilled. Try bottled water, or even rain water for your cat. You could even try chilling tap water for your cat before trying other types of water.

Stay refreshed!