My cats are the best listeners!

Last Update: April 24, 2018

IT'S SO QUIET IN HERE.

Having my children grown up and out on their own makes for some quiet times! My girls use to always be my audience when I needed their opinions and wanted to read back my books or other writing to them.

Toulouse

ALL I HEAR IS PURRING.

However, I still have a selective audience---my three cats! They will sit around on my bed and listen intently as I read to them, acting like kids during a bedtime story!

Toulouse and Gus

Gus and Toulouse, our Maine Coons, stretch out at the bottom of the bed, as Calee, our almost 20-year-old, sits by my side glaring up at me with her big green eyes. Sparkee was our other cat that would curl up next to me. She was 18 and the dearest little thing who would always sit there with her legs crossed like quite the lady. I miss her. All our cats we've had over the decades were rescue kitties. :)!

So, why not treat them like children? --- They are absolutely part of the fam!

Toulouse and Gus

Toulouse and Gus Sparkee Calee and Sparkee Sparkee and Calee

LOVE IS INSPIRATION.

Inspiration often comes from loved ones and animals. Their influence on us is captured in our hearts and released in all kinds of thoughts and wonderful stories.

Do you read to your cats, dogs or other animals? Do you read to your children? Reading grows our mind and enhances our intellect. Writing brings out our creativity and feeds on our experiences.

We can write to our heart's content here for all the world to read!

Although I am not able to read this to you, thank you for taking it upon yourself to enjoy!

Erin :)!

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maesitas Premium
Yajaj, I love cats' stories, I now have a kitty, she was very young mom only a year and I had a lot of fun with her puppies, she disciplined her veteran as a veteran, but as they grew up in the field they were made wild, she does not, she is very docile and speaker, she tells me everything in her language, the truth is that I understand her, well we understand her well, her gestivity is outstanding, I love all the beings of the planet and if there are also. <3
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herinnelson Premium
So wonderful to know your loving story! Awwww, yes, we form a special bond with our kitties and can relate to each other in a unique and loving way! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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Swangirl Premium
Awwww, I always love a cat story. Your kitties are cute. Now that we have 4 they keep me pretty busy at home. The 4th (our cute little 14 year old calico with the bushy tail) we have nicknamed Sweet Pea. I think that will be her name from now on. She never responded to her actual name Sphynx anyway. We are still getting her integrated into the family. This is only a problem because our large, orange tabby baby is being a bit of a bully to her and chases her so she hides a lot. He wants to play but it is not on her agenda. He has gotten the squirt bottle, the sink and even the shower so far for chasing and cornering and scaring her. Unfortunately, his fear of water seems to be going away! He is unfazed by the squirt bottle now! Thank goodness the Safe Space for Cats drops seem to work on him as well as our other boy with anxiety.

Anyway, you got me talking about kitties! They are just so hard to resist! I usually have two on or near me at a time. I am glad you have kitties to love you and listen to you too Erin!
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herinnelson Premium
I knew YOU would be by, Jessica! Ha ha, as we share a great love for cats! Gus, the top header photo, loves to go in the shower and sits under the drip cleaning himself. I didn't have the drip fixed purposely! LOL. He also still fits in the bathroom sink, where he sometimes sleeps to stay cool.

Calee, the small black Calico, (20 years old this September) is the one that I give the capsules to that I bought from you.

They love sitting in the windows getting fresh air and on their window perch, now that the weather is nice again! My babies!

I have thousands of cat photos on my phone! (I think more than my daughters!)
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Swangirl Premium
Remind me which capsules you got Erin? The ones for teeth or immunity? Good for you having a 20 year old kitty!

Yes, we sure do love our kitties! That is so cute. None of mine would go near a drip!
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herinnelson Premium
Ha ha! Gus loves water for some reason. He even flips the water bowl all the time to get wet!

I give Calee the Pet Alive Gumz-n-Teeth.
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Swangirl Premium
Oh that's right. Now I remember! Thanks!
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herinnelson Premium
I wouldn't remember either. You sell so many! It's all good! Thanks again! xoxo
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Swangirl Premium
Gus looks and sounds adorable.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, he is so beautiful..and sleeping in the chair next to me right now! He was named after my daughter's favorite character in the cartoon Cinderella..the mouse Gus Gus, which is his given name!
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FlorencioQ Premium
Cats are cute, I have 2 of them. We adopted our first cat. Her name was Jade, we had her for 18 years until she passed less than a year ago. I still miss her.

I miss reading to my kids, the youngest is 17 and she loves to read. She is more excited to receive a gift card from Barnes and Noble than anything else.

Which is rare with today's youth, a lot of them would rather have money, cloths or games. Not her, give her a good book and she's happy. Which is a good thing.

Great post Erin, Have an awesome day!
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herinnelson Premium
You're a huge and wonderful influence on your children! So happy your youngest loves to read--she takes after her Dad!

My cat, Sparkee passed a year ago at age 18 also. We have both given our cats and children lots of love and directed them sweetly through life. --- Something to truly be proud of!
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
My granddaughter and I will work together on creating blogs. Picture blogs, she will select the picture, name the animal and give me a few facts to write.
After it's posted she loves to read the comments!!
She loves feeling like a creator plus she will be going to a fine arts school next year.


Tried and True

Elaine
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herinnelson Premium
That's so beautiful, Elaine! That makes for a wonderful bonding time for the two of you! Awwww! You will both always remember those times! You've been a great influence on her wanting to go to art school, too! My Mother was a teacher who also shared such a special bond with my daughter---who ended up becoming a brilliant teacher after my Mom passed away. I know she's still guiding her from above! XOXO!
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WorthMillion Premium
My two African grey parrots which I have had for 20yrs, were my second set of babies and though of a feathered kind, hearing them speak clear and in the same voice of a human was difficult to not treat them as such.

To have birds answer me intelligently or ask "are you cold?" If I said Brrrr or say" I love you mom", and laugh when I laughed and knew when I wasn't feeling well and softly ask "you ok?" and always with a cheery,"good morning mom" and a "goodnight sleepy with angels" and even knew to sing "Halleluliah" with wings up in the air and head bobbing and swaying from one foot to the other is a beautiful sight indeed. They would call the cats by name and the silly cats would come to the cage awaiting some prize only to get a cheery "hello" and a giggle as if to say fooled you again,lol. If the dog happened to bark Ptree (the female) would ask the dog "you want a scratch or "needed to go out" or "are you thirsty" "are you hungry" , then call out "mom dog" is truly an amazing experience like non other!

Sadly they died one after the other and a piece of my heart died with them as Ptree and Yoshi were my feathered babies that listened to me sing off key, or read my morning devotion and even give me a WooHoo if I let out a Yaaay to the smallest of things like getting a jar lid to pop and open...lol. I dearly miss my feathered support team ;(

Suzanne
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TRPEng Premium
That is a beautiful story.
Trevor
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herinnelson Premium
What an entirely beautiful story, Suzanne--one that will live on in your forever! I am amazed at their human-like capabilities! What dear, sweet little feathered friends! I love how your other pets interact, too! You have one huge heart, my dear. I was all choked up by the end of your story. Hugs to you! Erin
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