Saturday, February 7, 2009

People Haven't a Clue About Cats

Found this site where some human lists the things we cats need to survive. A nice list, but incomplete. Assuming it's a woman (author's name is Franny, but Bevie had a male relative with the same name), this is what she thinks a cat needs:

"In order to survive with some degree of comfort, there are certain absolutely minimal things a cat needs, such as good food, water, a litter box, scratching post, and a place to sleep. Oh yes, and don't forget toys. These are my top choices for the things a well-kept cat needs for survival."

But she left out one of our most important needs: A human being to torment.

Here's another site listing 25 Things Cat Lovers Know. I'll pull out a few highlights.

Cats instinctively know the exact moment their owners will wake up. Then they wake them 10 minutes sooner.

Cats know what we feel. They don't care, but they know.

Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. It's all true, and they have many other fine qualities as well.

There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats.

You can always tell a cat, but you can't tell him much.

Oh, and Lisa was kind enough to send us a picture of Bessie.



fairyhedgehog said...

It's all true, Firestar.

I love the picture of Bessie. So soft and cuddly.

Firestar said...

She's a queen among the castles. Well, the Christmas Village Houses, anyway.

Yes, it is all true. And there's lots more.

Sarah Laurenson said...


Awesome post! And so very true.

Bevie said...

Jake Jacob. I chose to not publish your comment because it struck me as being advertising. The link you provided does not lead to a blog, but to another community sign-up. I guess I do not see what that has specifically to do with cats.

Those who visit this blog are specifically interested in cats.

Rather than point us toward unrelated sites, why not share our love of cats? Do you have a cat? Are you a cat? How did you find us? You say you like the blog. What about it do you like?

You are more than welcome to visit, but just remember this: Cat in the Buff is a cat blog. If possible, we want things here to relate to cats.


fairyhedgehog said...

Are you a cat?

Brilliant, Bevie.

And after all, why not? We've got plenty of cats posting in here already.

Rufus said...

You tell 'em, Bevie. Cats only in here.

Oh, and cat slaves too as long as they're saying nice things about us.

Bevie said...

Yeah, I don't want to make visitors feel bad about coming here - especially those who are regulars.

Cats aren't keen about having their space disrupted. Firestar gets annoyed when we rearrange the furniture.

Firestar said...

D*mn right. Now, put the chair back next to the window where it belongs.

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