The Litter Dance


This is Frostyman the Cat not wanting to model his lovely new Christmas outfit. I wonder if I am the only cat owner that wonders if your cat wakes up in the middle of the night takes a cup of cat litter and dances around the room (rooms) throwing it here and there.

When I retire at night, after watching TV or reading with Frostyman in my lap or in an adjacent chair I nicely put him out of the bedroom and close the door.  I know when I went upstairs to relax that I had a very clean floor.

When I come down in the morning there is magically spread cat hair and cat litter through out the entire downstairs and of course cat hair at the top of the stairs where he has impatiently been waiting for me to open the door and go down and feed him.

It always amazes me just how much litter and cat hair can appear overnight.  Now I do understand the pine needles that magically appear too, but the amount of litter always amazes me.

I clean the litter box every morning, so it is not from having a dirty box. Maybe I should try a new litter every time I buy new litter.  There has got to be something that does not come with the cat from the litter box.  We already have the litter box, so the cat goes through a door to his own private bathroom.


So here is his private entry to his private bathroom,


and here is his outdoor litter area.  I am thinking next house have a tunnel about six feel long to get there, with a grate he has to walk across, kind of like the ventilated plastic on this door that opens.

If anyone can suggest a better litter or better idea.  Please share with me.

The Litter Dance

Do Not Leave Your Glass on the Sink


This is not my cat.  My cat is a big fluffy Siberian Forest Cat named Frostyman the Cat.  He is a beautiful boy, but he is everything a cat should be.  This morning I learned another lesson from Frosty.  Do NOT leave your water glass on the counter with water in it and go back and drink the water later.

I usually have a glass of water that I keep by the sink during the day with ice in it.  I am trying to drink a lot of water as I know it is good for you.

This morning when I came down to the kitchen there was my beautiful boy with his head totally immersed in my glass of water. Frosty

It made me wonder how long my cat and I had been sharing the same glass of water?

I have found in the past, if I leave food on the counter, it becomes “cat food”, no matter what it is.  I also found if I cover it with a clean dish towel, the cat has no interest in it.  He does not seem to have the where with all to remove the towel or maybe is lazy or maybe is just not smart enough.

Going forward, if I leave my water glass on the sink, I will cover it with a clean dish towel. If the towel is removed then I will know the cat shared my water and now it is his.

Moral:  The cat usually wins.

Do Not Leave Your Glass on the Sink


Ever have a moment when you are just angry with your body.  Not because you are chubby, or short or can’t run as fast anymore.  Mine decided that it was allergic to the best cats I ever had.  I found them a wonderful new loving home and they left today.  But I am profoundly sad, as I walk through the house where the door is now open to my closet, and the climbing tree is gone.  No more little tiny footprints running to greet me as I come to door, no more purring machines to make me smile… No one excited to eat the canned food I gave them morning and evening without ever a complaint.  I am upset with my body for rejecting the ability to have them as my friends. I am normally a very happy person, but tonight I don’t think I could smile for anything.

With a cat, you are never lonely, but you don’t have to work as hard as with a dog to make them happy.  They are content with food, water and a good lap to love.  But I kept waking up in the middle of the night and could not get my breath.  Finally figured out they had brought back on the asthma I suffered from over twenty years ago, and I know it will take a while to be back to normal if it ever is.

We had Siberian Forest cats for a couple of years, but the cats had so many dietary issues (poop almost swung on the ceiling) and vet bills and negative personality issuers, it was the first time in my life I had ever had cats that I did not bond with.

But with these two pound cats maybe I bonded because we are both were of  “Heinz variety”  mixed bag cultural backgrounds.  Who knows.  Never thought I would be affected so much by their departure.  But I guess literally “They took my breath away”.

Tomorrow will be a new day, and I  will get used to open doors, and not finding toys in my slippers and losing my books to the middle underneath the king bed.  Just my thought for the day.   So sad.


Asthma forces finding new homes

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Love these guys, but they brought my asthma back.

These are the two best cats I have ever had. Picasso is a Tuxedo and Gertrude (after Gertrude Stein – Picasso’s Mentor and good friend) is a Calico. They are neutered, spayed, front de-clawed, have shots, have never missed the litter box, are purring machines and I love them to pieces, but cannot breathe if around them very much.

With heavy heart I have to find them a home. They have never been separated, so would like to see them together. They come with food, a cat tree, litter box (and litter) and lots of love. Please help me find a good home for them. 

I get to keep them or get to breathe. Had not had a asthma attack in ten years, but as they are changing from kittens to cats, it came back. They are about four months old. They are irresistible!

Please let me know if you know anyone that would love to add two gorgeous loving cats to their home.  Must be local.

Asthma forces finding new homes

Are pets worth it?

Are pets worth it?

Woke up to dog bark (one only) at 6am, & came down to kennel covered in urine & poop!! Put dog outside and took the first 30 minutes of my day scrubbing the floor. Changed clothes with urine on them. washed feet & went back to bed. Asshole Cat pounding on door, threw magazine at Asshole cat. Dog started barking. Gave up & made coffee. Dog is whining now as he wants breakfast. He needs a bath, as he smells like poop. ($65 as one hand is in a cast) Nice morning? Hope yours is better!!