It is very good to clear out all that clutter and replace it with a cat-shaped couch.
Every single time I take my cats to the vet, the first thing they want is a blood test, even if the cat just had one. How suspicious! They aren’t even trying to hide it, but they can’t slip this by me. These guys love cat blood!
Veterinarians love to take blood just as much as vampires, it’s a fact. They say it’s to see what’s wrong with your cat. Sure. But do the math. A lot of time you think it through and you really don’t need that $150 to $500 blood test. It’s like the ultimate knee jerk reaction for a vet to suck your (cat’s) blood.
The blood taking is bad enough, but the vets don’t stop there. When your cat gets a little sick for the first time in its life and has one or two bad days, the vet tells you it’s time “to have that end-of-life discussion.”
I would understand if it was me. After a day or two of feeling sick, I’m all for calling Dr. Death or whoever. Unfortunately, my own doctor thinks I have a tendency to jump the gun on this. Apparently I’m expected to suffer through the flu and live another day.
Not so for my cat. At the first sign on difficulty, it’s time to have That conversation about end of life. The problem is, I’m far more attached to my cat’s life than I am to even my own. I’m not ready for the Vampire Vets to whisk him off at the first sign of trouble. Unless, of course, they can turn him into a zombie.
If my cat were a zombie I feel this could be the best of both worlds. No more getting sick or fending off blood-thirsty veterinarians. No more little cans of dead pigs and things. Just my little urchin giving me all the cat zombie love I ever wanted. So it’s a big yes for Zombie Cat, and a big no for Vampire Vets.
In the future, all holidays will be celebrated only by cats and dogs. Humans are too busy playing grown up.
Until then, Happy Halloween!
This news story caught our eye for obvious reasons. Batman shares how he rescued kitty from a house fire and gave kitty mouth to mouth at:
Not every cat has the pleasure of another cat’s company. Some cats actually are forced to live with and thus tolerate dogs. And then there are those cats who go the extra mile and actually bridge the cat-dog chasm to become friends (at least as far as we can tell). These pioneering pets are bringing new meaning to man’s (sic) menagerie. Soon our pets will have their own pets, besides us, that is. You go kitties, and in case you need some help, you can find some great tips and pics like these over at Catster:
6 Ways to Help Your Cats and Dogs Become Fast Friends: http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/dogs-cats-friends-friendship via @catster
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Sometimes a building comes along that is so imaginative, so far ahead of everything that has ever been dreamed, that it catapults architecture light years ahead of itself. You know a cat has been involved in the design when it completely eviscerates paradigms and tears the stuffing out of tradition. Leave it to those incredible Germans to do all this and more in what is simply being called the “Cat-Shaped Kindergarten.”
Soon a new generation will start their first day of Kindergarten inside this modern-day sphinx. How can our American cats possibly compete when German cats have advantages like this?
Yes, the cat’s tail is a slide. In the future, expect to see more public buildings incorporating this kind of thing. Why not have a slide to exit the courts, the federal buildings, Congress, etc.? The public would really enjoy it.