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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Why I Love My Cats


There are a whole lot of reasons why I love my cats, but let’s start with why they drive me crazy. Any pet lover who says that their furry kids don’t do anything to drive them nuts is flat out lying. Because let’s be honest here, they are just like kids. When they want you attention they will do everything in their power to get it, no matter what that is. But when it’s the other way around, they have very short attention spans as well as selective hearing. At times it even seems like they’re doing the opposite of what I want on purpose. Sometimes I swear I can hear those wheels turning in their heads, they are just too smart. If my cats were to write a book it would surely be called “How to Make Your Parents Insane”. That would no doubt be a best seller. On any given day you can hear me saying “stop that!”, “don’t touch that”, “get down from there”, and many other colorful exclamations. I often find myself wondering “why will they eat junk off the floor and not the food in their bowls?”, “why will they beg me to open a door, just to ignore it once I do?”, “why would they rather watch me playing with their toys instead of playing themselves?” So many questions without answers, but I’m guessing the answer to all of these are “because I can”; hence the driving me insane part.



At the same time they are so cute sometimes I can hardly stand it. They love each other so dearly, the grooming and kissing practically never stops. When one wants to play, they’ll simply go over and bop the other one on the head and run. That look of “what just happened here?” makes me laugh every time. When Lacey runs around the house she practically skips and lets out the funniest meow at the same time; she’s such a character. She is a big ball of sunshine, a happy go lucky girl who gets into more trouble than any other pet I’ve ever had. I’ve had to baby proof everything in my house, she’s entertaining to say the least. Finnegan has become a real momma’s boy. At this time last year I thought our relationship was over. I accidentally poked him in the eye and that was the end of him loving his mom. He was terrified of me after that and refused to come near me. Lucky for me one of my good friends online sent us a calming collar www.ibdkitties.net/giftshops.html and it saved my relationship with him.

It took about a month for him to be completely over that horrific ordeal but when he was, it was a brand new start for us. He only needed that collar a short time and hasn’t needed it since. Now a year later, he wants to cuddle with me all the time. He’s a giant, puffy, ball of floof with a soft and tiny meow. It used to be that I could hardly hear it but Lacey has taught him some bad habits; one being how to yell at the top of his lungs for attention. The other is how to pound on the bedroom door all morning so mommy has to sleep with ear plugs. They sleep with me some of the night but at the witching hour, Lacey must get up and start knocking everything off my bookcase. She’s compelled to do it, she can’t help herself. These are all minor incidents compared to when they were kittens. They were little hellions to say the least. But as I sit here writing this, they are both napping and all I can think about is how much I want to tickle their furry little toes and bellies. They are everything to me and as much as they can drive me loony tunes, they make me laugh and smile a whole lot more. Life without them would be dull and I would be missing out on a lot of snuggles and kitty kisses. I’d be able to have plants in here again, I wouldn’t have to clean as much and I wouldn’t be eating fur all the time. Life would be a whole lot easier. But who wants that! I know I don’t!

18 comments:

Tucker The Crestie said...

LOVE THIS!

Jeannine said...

Awww, how sweet! You painted such a colorful picture of them and how they play but at the same time drive you crazy. It's all in the name of love and I know you would never trade them for anything in the world. I remember Sir Romeo as being not only my "little boy" but he was also the boss of me. He was such a lovable baby boy but he was also in charge and bossy but so cool all at the same time. Now my sisters dog Beignet has taken over my life and she is so sweet and lovable but so spoiled. She drives me crazy at times too but I love her with all of my heart. Pets are the best kids ever!!!!!

IBDKitties said...

Thanks Tucker!! Jeannine, they sure are the best kids ever, a real handful but honestly they bring me great joy. I love that...Sir Romeo. The king of your house. I know that Beignet is a lot of work like our Midnight is. But boy do they love us for it. You are so important to her.

Anonymous said...

What a precious story!! Yes, yes, we all love our babies. Each and every one of them so different! They all have their darling personalities!!! Thanks for the heartwarming story!!! Renee' & BonnieBell

Heather S said...

What a great entry! You are so right. They make us crazy, but we wouldn't trade them for the world! I always love hearing about Finney and Lacey!

Heather (Teebo, Callie and Rose's Mom)

IBDKitties said...

Thanks Renee'!! They are all such characters aren't they?

IBDKitties said...

Thanks Heather, I'm sure you've got some great stories of your brood as well. I know I've got plenty about these two. They keep them coming, that's for sure. MOL

WeBeesSiamese said...

Well, my furballs are a bit smaller due to their having shorter fur, but I have to concur to the fullest with you! Sometimes I and my husband look at each other and ask...'Why do we have cats?'...MOL!
Or they do something naughty and we say...'with a sigh of course...'Animals!'...
Anyone with kitties (and Pipo & Minko are Kitty 5 & Kitty 6), could write books about this topic, a lot of them, MOL!
Yup, we LOVE em!

Ingen & Novi's mom said...

We all have those stories. I love my "kids" but sometimes I wish they would just KNOCK IT OFF!!!
Novi is only interested in lap time while I'm on the computer. As soon as I put the lap top down, he's done with me. Ingen treats me like I'm bothering her when I try to snuggle with her but when she wants my attention it has to be NOW! When you add jealous lil Bear into the mix, I just about to lose my mind, but can't imagine life without them. They make me laugh and some how keep me sane.

Teachbam said...

Now, where is the book about you and cats!.....You have such a handle on the language that you make the life with your beloved cats funny and wonderful to experience. Yes,
I enjoy my two critters who run around here too. Alex is my cuddle boy and he loves his food while Juliette is the hellion who likes to topple things over. Then, she looks up at me and with those sweet eyes shows her innocence. I don't miss my plants and have them outside. I just wish that they would like to travel as much as I do. ...I do enjoy your
blogs about Finney and Lacey...

Teachbam said...

Oh my goodness, I have a long comment about your blog and it disappeared....In a nutshell, I love your stories about Finney and Lacey and can't wait for the book to come out.....My two are fun. Juliette is my imp and Alex is my cuddle boy....but your two are priceless....Thanks for sharing....

IBDKitties said...

LOL, I've asked that question too believe me.

IBDKitties said...

Oh I forgot to include knock it off in my verbal repertoire. LOL.

IBDKitties said...

Sweetie you have to wait for me to approve the comment first, then it will show up. That book you keep mentioning, I wouldn't know where to start. I don't know about doing a book, I can't imagine my kitties are anymore interesting than any other kitty but you never know.

Anonymous said...


Loved the blog. I can relate with Ozzy. HIs latest is that when I get on the telephone he meows so loudly in the background to get me off the phone! People ask about the baby in the background. Also, he likes his midnight snack and wake up time is at 5 am for him! I loved what you wrote about your kitties! It made me laugh and was great!
Andrea

IBDKitties said...

Thanks Andrea!

Timmy Tomcat said...

This is so true. I love my kits to bits but they can be so ornery. Lately it has been to paw behind a dresser from the top. Little paws at 2am, scritch, scritch, with a small "meeeeewww". Repeat, repeat, me yelling "GET DOWN AND STOP IT!" Repeat with a different cat. Well I figured out on the third day "Ahah! Something has come in the house with the bad weather." Sure enough there was the mad rodent chase last night. Of course they let it escape. I cannot move the furniture so we shall see!
A wonderful post about of wonderful fur kids.

IBDKitties said...

As I'm typing this, Finney is pulling on my curtains because he doesn't like me on the computer. God I love him but he drives me nuts!!! LOL. At least your's were going after a rodent. My little brats, how I love them.