I swear I'm not a cat lady...
I just really love taking pictures of my cats. Like, really love taking pictures of them. I guess I can understand obsessed parents always taking pictures of their children. And since my cats are my kids, I do the same thing. I can only imagine how bad I'll be when I actually have children someday, many many years from now of course.
Poor Clementine had a rough night last night. My boyfriend's Great Dane, Zeus, tried to play with her. Zeus thinks Clem's hitting, very loud crying, and hissing means playtime, but really, Clem just wants to kill him. She was more aggressive than normal, and he was probably thinking "Ooo! Let's go!" He's about 115 pounds and she's about 10. But she still wins. Clem isn't declawed (I don't believe in declawing my cats), and I'm currently out of Soft Paws. I'm sure she got his face a few times. Ha.
Looking at that face and her sweet pictures, you'd never know she's a ruthless bitch. Since her night was so rough, she's been a big sweetie all day, wanting nothing more than to cuddle up with me. Doesn't she look so nice when she's sleeping? She's such a beautiful girl. As soon as I sit down, regardless of what I'm doing, eating, or reading, she has to be on my lap. Being the bitch that she is at heart, she still groans at me if I move the slightest bit and it affects her. It's almost like she's saying, "Uhhhh, I'm sleeping here! Do you mind?!"
You knows she's having a hard day when she lets me hold her like a baby, and she falls back asleep. And a rarity (below). Clementine is actually laying on my chest, close to my face. Such a tired face, both of us.
What would I do without my cats? They keep me sane! I shudder to think of the day that I will have to part with them. Clem's already 6, and Stella is 5. Luckily, keeping cats indoors prolongs their life along with a healthy diet and regular exercise. My girls prefer a laser pointer and wet food no later than 7 A.M. every morning. If I sleep in, they let me have it! Throat stomping is routine around 7:30. Maybe a few head butts from the nicer Stella.
Anyone who doesn't have a cat should get one. But please, rescue one! Don't bother with breeders or specialty cats. There are so many cats that need homes! Thousands of animals every year are euthanized because they do not find homes. And it is so rewarding to rescue one. I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to get a rescued cat for his dog to play with, and I think I've succeeded. Maybe it will make Zeus nicer to my cats. Or at least understand what hissing means ha. We'll see.
All pictures taken using my iPhone and Instragram! I love this app!