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This sounds like a wonderful idea. My own two animals are getting old and it makes a comfy fit. My cat has the gravitas of wisdom, I think. There is special good karma for those who adopt an elderly cat.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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I'm always a little surprised when the dog and cat seek me out to be affectionate. The dog, lying next to me. The cat, stropping herself across my face and walking over the keyboard. I never know why they're so nice.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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(jo blushes) I simply cannot proofread anything. Thank you. I went back and fixed it. The whole "taking your cheetah out hunting" thing strikes me as weird and counterproductive. I mean, I wouldn't take my cat out and hunt mice with her.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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Nobody messes with a descendent of Bastet. You're so lucky to have a little pack of cats. You get to see their social interactions. I lived once in the midst of a local feral population and it was fascinating to get to know them all.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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Well, I suppose somebody has to be allergic to dogs just to steady the cosmic balance or something. You and your husband have made the right decision in resisting the lure of a new cat. It is a big responsibility. I have sometimes taken care of a friend's cat when she travelled, going by her house to feed and play with it. It worked out well for all of us.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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It's a delight to me that house cats are so close to their wild roots. Yes. I want to bring ferals in and care for them. They are so smart, among other things. But it's nice to know they can be competent on their own. Admirable of them.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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They say cats bring their kills home as a gesture of affection. It's what mamma cats do to support their brood, so it may be your cat is "providing" for you. My current cat, when young, was a great mouser and would lay five or six dead mice neatly in a row on the end of the rug every morning as an offering from the night's hunt. (The cabin was very mouse-filled.) She never ate mice. She gave them to the dog to eat.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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Most of the Egyptian cat statues are unadorned. They're just simple and perfect in their grace and mystery. I didn't know about the "Siberian" cats. I will have to keep an eye out for them. One of my own relatives is allergic to cats and I wouldn't mind making his life easier by getting a less allergenic cat.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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We know who rules the household. It is not the dog. It isn't even the humans. *g*
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I hate being without a cat. Fortunately, this doesn't happen to me very often. Somehow one always appears.
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Cats are a great comfort. I put my cat to bed at night, (having taken her out of the dog's bed so the dog can go to sleep,) and lay her on the coverlet and she sleeps on my feet. Unless I stick my foot out from under the covers in which case she attacks it tooth and claw which is disconcerting at 2 am.
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My cat has always ruled the household dogs. No question who was in charge. The dogs have always been terrified of her. I brought my current dog home for the first time and the cat jumped up high on top of the bookshelves and looked down with eyes that said, "Die canine scum." That established the relationship.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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My dog likes having a collar. Finds it reassuring, I think. I'm not sure the cat even notices that she has a collar on. All that hair! I comb around and under it when I'm brushing her. But if I didn't have to keep her marked with my phone number when she roams out I wouldn't make her wear one. Like you, I'm big on freedom.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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The whole -- I will put my body between you and what you're working at -- thing is very catlike. And, yes, it's the keyboard. I can picture some ancient cat walking across the loom and getting in the way of the weaving or batting at the foot that's running the pottery wheel till one of my ancestors sighed and got up and spilled a little milk into a pan for the cat.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2020 on Those Ancient Cats at Word Wenches
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It's a problem as we get older -- keeping an animal when we might outlive it. Hard. But you're doing the responsible thing, not taking a cat you may not be able to care for lifelong. I have had several black cats. Lovely animals. I remember one long slinky one that was almost Egyptian in its slitherment
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Early Egyptian cats get a lot of credit for being the avatar of the Egyptian god Bastet. Which is fine. I will not bring up Anubis, Horus, Babi, Sobek and a host of other Egyptian gods represented as their animal avatars because I do not want to be ambushed in a dark alley some night by hundreds of outraged tabbies. The jackals, hawks, baboons, and crocodiles etc. have managed to get over themselves. The cats never will. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at Word Wenches
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I know how you feel. It's a bittersweet day in a lot of ways. But remembering is good, and it's a day to remember the very best of times.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2020 on It's That Day Again. Valentines! at Word Wenches
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Or tossed into the water as a thank you to the little gods of the river for happy and successful love ... That's a happier thought.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2020 on It's That Day Again. Valentines! at Word Wenches
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This is just LOVELY! (still giggling)
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on It's That Day Again. Valentines! at Word Wenches
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I have never received a box of kittens as a gift, alas. My sister used to regularly be gifted with abandoned kitties from truck stops all over the country by her big, tough, ex-SP, trucker husband who was a sucker for the soft meow.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on It's That Day Again. Valentines! at Word Wenches
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I would argue that flowers are always the perfect gift to oneself.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on It's That Day Again. Valentines! at Word Wenches
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This is so lovely and practical and, really, such laid-back and comfortable love. It's the -- "Let me give you your cup of tea (coffee) fixed just exactly the way you want it and served at the right temperature in your favorite cup -- kinda of lovin' that means as much as cakes and balloons and lasts such a long time.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on It's That Day Again. Valentines! at Word Wenches
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This might be the Valentine's Day coins Theo is talking about. Fascinating. https://spitalfieldslife.com/2015/02/11/love-tokens-from-the-thames/
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on It's That Day Again. Valentines! at Word Wenches
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I love the idea of Valentines Day being for all the people and animals (and things and places?) one loves. A time to acknowledge all the possible bonds of affection. I want to give a Valentine to my favorite National Parks, for instance.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on It's That Day Again. Valentines! at Word Wenches
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Joanna here, with the Wenches, talking Valentines Day and Romance and the cool things that mean love to us. It's not always what you'd expect. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Word Wenches
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