Gary Does Yoga

27 03 2012

I’m not 100 % sure about this, so don’t quote me, but I think cats invented yoga.  Think about it.  What other animal (human or otherwise) has stretching and poses down to a science the way cats do?

I guess that’s why I take issue with the fact that one of the most popular yoga poses is the Down Face Dog.  Really???  How about the Up Face Cat?  Now that’s a pose I can get into!


Windows on the World

18 03 2012

I apologize for not posting in awhile but I’ve been distracted by other important things like sleeping.  And eating.  And looking out the windows.  Not the window in the above photo — that’s one of my OLD windows in Virginia Beach.

I love to look out windows.  You never know what you’ll see.  The other morning I watched the ducks having their morning swim in the pond as the first rabbits of spring scampered across the grass.  And I thought to myself, “Life is good.”

Then I remembered how sad I was five years ago when we left Virginia Beach because I missed my window near the mimosa tree where bees would buzz back and forth all day.  What I didn’t realize at the time was that there were even better and more fun things to watch outside my new windows, like them:

and him (his name is Noser):

oh, and these guys too:


I think there may be a lesson here somewhere.

Still, it would be quite nice to have a mimosa tree.



Tail Tip

4 03 2012



Today’s Tail Tip:

Always give cats more than they ask for: be it an extra belly rub, scratch behind the ear, or a treat.

It’s a gesture of goodwill that will go far in cementing a lasting relationship.


Gary’s Tail Tip of the Day

29 02 2012

Today’s Tail Tip: 

Let sleeping cats lie.  Noises, loud talking, even gratuitous belly rubs while a cat is in repose can interrupt dreams.  Very important dreams.


just thought you should know…


Can’t Keep a Good Cat Down

25 02 2012


I’m baaaack! 

One minute I’m enjoying Valentine’s Day, and the next thing I  remember is noticing that patches of my beautiful fur have been shaved. (You can see the bare spot on my arm in this photo.  It looks dreadful.  I am not amused by it.)

From what I’ve been told, the surgery went well and I’m very happy to put the entire experience behind me, so there will be no gory details of what I went through (short version: endoscopic removal of a hairball).  I’m actually trying to block the whole thing out.

What I do want to take from the experience is the generous outpouring of care, love, and concern from all of my online friends while I was out of commission.  You make me purr and I thank you!




Happy Valentines Day!

14 02 2012

I’m not much into Valentine’s Day, but I love Valentine’s Day balloons!  I want to take this day of love to thank all my readers for being so warm and friendly to me on my first foray into social media.  You make me feel welcome.

I’m sad to report that I’ll be on a bit of a hiatus for awhile.  Tomorrow, I must have surgery and I don’t know how long I’ll feel under the weather.  I just wanted you to know that I didn’t abandon my post here!  Just taking some time off….

Please think good thoughts for me during my surgery tomorrow!



My Pet Peeve

7 02 2012


This is Mitzki.  Supposedly, she is my “companion animal” but to me she is quite simply my “pet peeve.”  It’s not that I don’t like her, we just don’t have much in common.  She doesn’t know how to play the games I like to play and won’t let me teach her.  She always wants to eat my dinner, even though she has her own. And she’s always grabbing the best patches of sun for her naps.  How can someone so little be so bossy?

Anyway, ever since she found out that I let Mr. Pibb (the groundhog) write a guest post on my blog last week, she’s been whining that SHE wants to do a guest post, too.  But Mitzki, I tell her, you don’t know how to communicate in English, much less type.  But she has been relentless, and so I now hand over the keyboard to Mitzki, just to shut her up:

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Okay, that’s enough.  Gary here again.  See what I mean?  She has no clue!  Totally unintelligible!  Oh well, maybe now she’ll quit pestering me…