The Cat Lady!

Life As A Cat

Ever wonder why it is a cliche about the “crazy cat lady”? I guess if you have more than one cat and you live alone you are the crazy. For some reason it is associated with hoarding, loneliness, and depression.

Cats are notorious for being independent. So I am surprised that the stereotype of having cats is not one of an independent woman who can take care of herself. Instead it means you can’t find a man or you are you can’t connect with others.

Cats are actually considered royalty in some countries. Some interesting facts about cats:

  •        They can be allergic to you. Since cats are more frequently being kept indoors, they’re more susceptible to inflammation of their airways caused by cigarette smoke, dusty houses, human dandruff, pollen and some kinds of cat litters.

 

  •        If cats and dogs are introduced while they’re still young—six months for cats, and a year for dogs—they’ll get along just fine. There goes the theory of fighting like cats and dogs.

 

  •        Most people believe cats were domesticated in Egypt but they were actually first domesticated in China.

 

  •        Cats spend so much time grooming because It helps cool cats off, comforts them, stimulates circulation, and keeps them clean of odors that might attract predators.

Something else I didn’t know is that a group of cats is called a clowder. So I guess we can we can change out expression to something the clowder gal. Clowder gal has a cats galore. Kitty cats are a wonderful pet. You can leave them for days with a self-feeder and water. They are not clingy like dogs either. Maybe that’s why they make such a popular pet among women. Women have about a billion things to take care of everyday so what could be a better companion than a cat. My friend, who owns Vegas Towing Service, owns about a 100 cats and refers to all of them as her companions.

Cats also tend to live a fairly long life which is another great reason to have one. They usually live around 15 years and they are asleep over half of that time. Kitties do love to sleep, and so do I.

Good Night.

 

We love our Felines!

If you are a cat owner, you have probably looked at your kitty more than once and thought, “What a jerk”.     In my opinion, they are one of the most fickle creatures. Dogs are always happy to see you, cats decided in the moment if they are going to pretend they never laid eyes on you or be your best friend.

So I have decided I must have been a cat in my last life because I can totally relateJ. All kidding aside, cats make perfect pets because:

  • You can leave them home alone and they won’t eat your shoes in a revenge plot waiting for you to get back like a dog would
  • You don’t have to give them a bath have they have rolled around in a dead animal like those pesky canines
  • If you have a mouse problem…well say no more

If you are a believer in energy healing, it has been shown that the purring of a cat can help mend broken bones along with other therapeutic properties. Although pets in general have healing properties not just cats. Animals “live in the now” and are always present. Humans are busy thinking about what happened in the past or what is going to happen in the future. Animals can help ground us into the moment.  A purring cat is also a great stress reliever. Cats have also been used to treat arthritis, osteoarthritis and radiculitis. Cats are like professional psychotherapists. They have an astonishing ability to quickly establish mental contact with the patient.

Cats can also provide hours of entertainment to their humans.

  • When you call a dog they come to you. When you call a cat; they take a message
  • Why don’t cats play poker in the jungle? Too many cheetahs.
  • What do you use to comb a cat? A catacomb.

There are also many interesting facts about felines.

Did you know?

  1. Cats can run as fast as 30 mph
  2. Cats and humans have the same brain center for emotions
  3. A cat can jump up to 5 times its height in one bound

If you are thinking about getting a cat for a pet you will be among the highest population of pet owners. There are more cats as pets than dogs to the tune of 73 million versus 63 million. Cats can make wonderful companions even if it is usually on their terms.cats

Furry Fun

Meow!!

 

 

Cats are very interesting creatures, some people love and adore them, while others hate and loathe them. Have you ever wondered why the Egyptians worshiped them? If you have ever been around many cats you will notice they definitely worship themselves (insert evil prance here J)

In Egypt cats were closely associated with the gods or even being them reincarnated. It may have had something to do with the mice, rat and snake problem they had back in that era. The rodents posed a huge threat to their grain stores and guess what Mr. Kitty’s favorite food is? Mice!

Egyptians believed cats were magical creatures, capable of bringing good luck to the people who housed them. Wealthy families even put jewelry on their kitties. When cats died (for the 10th time hehehehe) they were mummified and given a “funeral”.

These cats must have seemed like a Godsend to the Egyptians as they were cleaning up their rodent problem. Cats are intelligent creatures and they recognized that the humans were feeding and protecting them from larger prey. It was a very symbiotic relationship.

Cat worshiping clearly went to the kitty’s head. Even after all these incarnations the creatures still appear to feel entitled as they prance by you waving their tail at you demanding you pet them.

Don’t get me wrong I am not a cat hater, nor do I have one. It could be because I live in Las Vegas where I would always question if they burned up, got run over, or were stolen.

There are many pet stores in Las Vegas that you can get cats.

Here are a few of them:

  • Petland located on Charleston in Summerlin is great place to buy a cat. They have several beautiful options
  • Homeward bound is a shelter in Las Vegas that you can adopt a precious kitten
  • The Animal Foundation is another shelter in Las Vegas where you can acquire your dream kitty.

Another great resource for keeping your house clean and getting great Las Vegas carpet cleaning is calling Star Chem-Dry. They use great products that are cat friendly and environmentally safe. In addition they specialize in cleaning up pet stains with some pretty awesome products.

 

Cats are all fun and games until someone gets their eyes scratched out