Ladies and Gentlecats, and the Humans that love them...
In the spirit of the Holiday Season, just begun, it is with great pleasure that I have the very special honor, and responsibility, to bring to you, today...
Yes, Virginia, some folks, in the rest of the world, consider us a tasty delicacy, fit for a feast, every day, or just on Special Occasions such as Holidays.
While I use a collection of photos, like the above, to poke visual fun at my own expense, the subject IS one of serious concern to our Community, and while I consider my latest edition of Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat to be a story worth your time, I only recommend it to those Cats, and their Humans with STRONG CONSTITUTIONS (And maybe even nothing breakable within reach!), as the subject, and some links about it, IS disturbing.
Now let's get down to business!
This edition of the Carnival occurs at a special time of the year, and I am glad to see that many Kitties, and their humans, took time out to submit entries! ;-D
Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, are the 2 huge shopping days after Thanksgiving in which our Humans begin the ritual of Christmas Shopping that will last for almost 2 months.
On Black Friday, and even into the weekend itself, our Humans flock in a frenzy to Petco, Petsmart (In conjunction with Matt and The Pet Haven Blog and Website.), and similar establishments nationwide, looking for bargains on the MUST HAVE items (Hat Tip to Co-Creator, Arik Nordby!) for us, their Best Buds/ Buddettes, and Boon Companions!
They also dash off to other establishments, that just happen to be nearby, to find items for their spouses, children, and other family members, as well.
On Cyber Monday many Humans, having shopped until they dropped, plop themselves down in front of their computers...AND SHOP SOME MORE!!
Meanwhile...we Cats, just sit, and watch the comings and goings, all weekend, with a combination of curiosity, and amusement, or even just studied DIS-INTEREST in some cases, over all the stuff clogging all available space in the house, and garage. ;-D
As regular readers know Nikita's Place is not a blog in the traditional sense since it is actually just the name of an Archive Category of Posts where all my contributions can be read at your leisure, and my name is listed as the proud author of each entry.
I call it a Blog within the Blog ;-D
I have not been blogging much the second half of the year, as I've been busy keeping an eye on Daddy as he deals with life in the struggling economy that our Humans are all dealing with these days, but an exploration of my "Blog" will entertain you, I'm sure, especially with my very busy, and sometimes stressful, Spring, when Daddy went on a lengthy vacation leaving me in charge (Lots of pictures!). ;-D
Most Feline Bloggers either contribute to their Humans blog, or have their own blogs entirely, and the Meowsing of Cats, or the Humans who blog about them, is the reason for the Carnival...so let's get this show on the road, and see what's going on with Cats, and their Humans, this week!
This Edition of the Carnival is dedicated to the memory of 15 year old Casey, who went to Rainbow Bridge, on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 26th, after a long, hard fought, battle with cancer.
Casey never felt sorry for herself, no matter what challenges the cancer threw at her, and neither should we.
As her Human, Maureen Harmonay, of the Animal Translations Blog, writes:
This is a tribute I wrote to honor my cat, Casey, who just lost her
battle with cancer, after a 9-month struggle....
Casey and I shared an unconditional love, and a bond that death may bend, but will not break. She had beautiful, intelligent, wide green eyes, but when they lost their lustre, I knew that I could not ask her to linger any longer in her physical body.
There are good links, in A Sad Farewell to a Beloved Feline Friend, to excellent veterinary clinics and a homeopathic veterinarian who specializes in cancer, and a very touching photo of Casey.