Gotta get ready, Gotta get ready!
Almost done! Just a little bit mo
Oh, um, Hi!!
Um, geez, how embarrassing!
Sorry, but a guy has got to look his best for the Carnival, and I was running late.
The ladies in the audience understand completely, I'm sure. ;-D
The Carnival of the Cats is a weekly roundup of cat-related posts on weblogs, in America, and around the world, who choose to submit a post for inclusion.
For us Cat Bloggers the Carnival is a chance to discover blogs we might never have heard of, on subjects of all kinds, and you can learn more about the carnival, and how to participate, here.
Before we begin...let us all join Mog, and Meowza, in a moment of silence, and say a prayer, for their pal Cece who recently went to Rainbow Bridge...Memorium, in words, and pictures, What happened #1, and What happened #2.......................
Ok, Let's get this show on the road!
I have not been blogging a lot, since April, but I hope to do so more often in the future.
Part of the reason is that Daddy has been horning in on my Computer Time with his Genealogy Research!
When he's not, I'm not interested in Blogging because I'm more interested in napping. ;-D
Anyway...here are my most recent posts, including 2 songs, and the latest entry, inspired by Daddy and his Genealogy Research, yesterday:
Hiss! I Had None (Don't worry, Daddy treats me right!)
Now, on to the Main Event!
2. ****WARNING*** Disturbing content...in the form of extreme cruelty to a Cat, a Dog, and a Goldfish, are discussed. Read at your own discression. ***END WARNING***
THAT being said...As readers of this blog know I do not shy away from controversial, and disturbing, subject matter, when it comes to us Felines, our welfare, and treatment (Remember my report on Cats as Dinner Table fare around the world?), and it is for that reason that I encourage you to read this report, and commentary by Nandita, of Cold Snapdragon, on the subject of "Torture as Art, Hate Mail, and Privacy."
In reporting on the treatment she discusses how the person involved with the Cat eventually responded to the reactions to her dastardly deed.
People who don't get why that isn't acceptable to do such things are unlikely to have enlightenment dawn simply because they're told that it isn't OK or because such legal enactments as the (Dutch) Health and Well-being Act for Animals exist. And the trouble is that there really doesn't seem to be a shortage of people who engage in torture masquerading as art....................
What's creating a stir in legal circles is that she's not only published the mail itself but that she's also published information about its senders.
3. Elisson, of Blog d'Elisson, shares a couple of delightful, and touching, photos of a Canine Mr. Mommy, and the 2 kittens he has taken a shine to.
Ok, everyone, repeat after me! AWWWWWW, how cuuute! ;-D
4. We Cats like good stuff to make living good, don't we? Damn right we do! ;-D
Wonder how much they paid the Kitty in the picture to pose, or how long it took for them to wait until the Kitty took notice of their product? ;-D
6. - 8. For a moment this next submitter had me wondering if they were unclear on the concept of what a Cat Carnival is all about...CATS...KITTY spells CAT. ;-D
2 of the 6 submissions by The Pets Central Website were about Dogs!!! What the ??? ;-D
1 other submission I won't post because...
A. Every Human has their own notions about which Cat Breeds are the Most Lovable.
B. Every Cat, and I mean EVERY CAT, thinks he, or she, is the Most Lovable.
Anyway, Lovable Ol' Nikita decided that the other 3 submissions made for worthwhile reading:
The only thing I take strong issue with, in the last entry, is the following un-educated statement:
Talk to your cat, I know it sounds weird but cats are very sensitive. They can’t understand what you are saying but they will sense that you are relaxed and enjoying their company.
There are several things that are factually inacurate, and make one wonder just where in the hell these folks are getting their information, and why would they want to disseminate it on their site?
1. We Cats ARE very sensitive. Nothing "Weird" about it.
2. We can't understand human speech??? If you believe THAT then why in tarnation are you advising your readers to TALK to us? Ceiling Cat on the Cat Tree! I swear, sometimes I wonder about Humans. ;-D
Look, we not only understand every word you say... we reply. It's not our fault that some Humans are un-educated Dolts, and never learned our language.
Not only do we understand you, but we Blog, and Tweet, and even have Facebook Pages, like you do as well. ;-D
If some of us were allowed anywhere near a Cell Phone we would be on the damn thing all day long, just like some humans. ;-D
9. This, That, and The Other Thing shares a cute picture of a Mouse lounging in the sun, on some railroad tracks.
Oh, and the Mouse is actually a Cat. ;-D
10. GrrlScientist, of Living the Scientific Life, has a lengthy, informative, and opinionated, review of a book called Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by animal welfare guru Temple Grandin.
She begins this way:
What do animals need to have a good mental life? This question seems easy to answer until we realize that even though we can provide for an animal's physical welfare, we actually don't know that much about the specifics of an animal's emotional life and what they need to be happy.
While us Felines might beg to differ, in some cases, with her observation that...
we cannot directly ask animals what makes them happy, so instead, we have to infer that answer based on their behavior. Basically, if animals act normally, then they are probably happy, whereas animals that act abnormally probably are not.
...that does not take away from the points she makes in her dissection of this book.
The book is not soley about Cats, and in fact devotes 1 Section to us, and each of the other species is discusses, but again, that does not take away from the value of the book.
Grandin tells her readers that her "one rule is simple: Don't stimulate RAGE, FEAR, and PANIC if you can help it, and do stimulate SEEKING and also PLAY." She devotes one chapter each to dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, chickens and other poultry, wildlife and zoo animals. She gives her readers tips for recognizing various emotional states in these different animals and provides specific advice for how to avoid triggering negative reactions.
GrrlScientist believes that what the author says about housecats "are, at least in part, just plain wrong."
14. The Pet Chatter has some thoughts on a topic that many of our Humans have a hard time coming to terms with: What happens to my pet(s) when I die?
From the perspecive of an Animal Communicator the answer is obvious:
The most natural option that comes to mind is: Talk to them about your concerns and find out if they have a preference.
TPC says... "You may be surprised at their answers. Animals view death as simply a transition, as opposed to humans who mostly fear their inevitable passing."
Hmmm...Pet Chatter meet Pet Central, and GrrlScientist...Pet Central, and GrrlScientist, meet Pet Chatter. Um, hee, hee! ;-D
16. Over at Kitty Kitty!, the home of Isis, and Denali, it's an event worthy of one of them WWF Cage Matches, or something. The Pictures don't do the story justice, trust me. ;-D
Ladies and Gentle Kitties, may I direct your attention to the center of the ring, for the Wrasslin Event of the Decade, if not yet the Century!
Denali vs Screwball "Screwy" Squirrel!!! 3 Rounds, no holds barred, just as you know you like it! ;-D
17. Cats and Food...A match made in heaven! ;-D
And, no, I'm not referring to the previous story. ;-D
Is it any surprise that Weekend CatBlogging got its start on a Food Blog?
Paulchen's Food Blog says... "Weekend Cat Blogging is 4 this weekend. Isn’t that cool?"
Yes, it is! Join the celebration, here!
18. It is appropriate that we end this addition of the Carnival where we began it...
With a tribute to Cece.
Well, that's all folks!
After all that hard work, while Daddy sat on the couch watching the Boob Tube all day, I'm gonna go take a hard earned nap! ;-D
LMAO! Speaking of embarrasing...I was so pre-occupied with getting ready for the Carnival that I forgot to 1st give my posting a title before saving it to draft during a Litter Box Break, this morning, and you can see the results in what will probably go down in Internet History as the most bizarre URL of all time.
Sorry, um, hee, hee! ;-D