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New Places Bring New Behavior


It is true, at least for me…new places bring new behavior. And I am reluctant to say this…but perhaps having a partner makes new behavior easier…DO NOT QUOTE ME IN ANY BOOKS!!!

OK…so perhaps The Kid Sage has, well…ummmm…sort of inspired me to do things I never thought about doing before. Now I just said “PERHAPS”…so do not attribute all my current progress JUST to her hanging around my castle…na’mean??

So I don’t usually play ‘blanket cat’ much these days…although I certainly  did in my early days with Mom L and Dad P. Click here, Blanket Cat, and Blanket Cat Again to see my early days of being a “Blanket Cat”.

Wouldn’t  you know it; Dad P caught me at it again.

This is so cozy

This is so cozy

I really thought Mom L and Dad P were both gone…



Bummer luck…I was caught in the act of being a “Blanket Cat” by Dad P…but seriously…who cares? Right?



So have you ever been caught as a “blanket cat or woofie or bunny”???




A Former Shelter Cat Learning to Trust


Most of you who have known me since I started my blog in 2012, know that I was afraid of people and other cats even at five years old. I won’t ever know what happened to me before being dropped in the night drop box at the county kill shelter. All I know is that I feared humans and other cats. Fortunately, I was pulled at the last minute by someone who fostered me and then I was admitted to a no kill rescue.

Dad P noticed me right away when he and Mom L started volunteering in December 2011 at Contra Costa Humane Society’s Kitty Corner. And I have been with them since then. My recovery progress from former trauma has been slow but steady. And I am proud to share a little bit of another step forward.

We have just moved to a different home, but I have settled in really easily. Unlike the last time we had to move. Progress.

I always share the couch with Mom L at night and I usually lie at one end and she sits on the other. Just a couple of nights ago I changed around…and moved close enough to her, and facing her, to encourage her to give my head and face a little massage.

ahhh...that's perfect Mom L

ahhh…that’s perfect Mom L

Next thing I knew…I had completely relaxed my whole head and fell asleep with her holding my head.



Of course Mom L saw a ‘photo opportunity’…and when she removed her hand from my head…I never even moved…

Safely snoozing away

Safely snoozing away

Mom L just could not help herself. The next day was gonna be my time to join Sunday Selfies Blog Hop over at my pals from The Cat On My Head. And, I had not yet taken my ‘selfie’ for the blog post. Normally, what Mom L did next would have driven me immediately from the couch out of fear of being hurt or scared…but instead I hung in and let her take several ‘selfie’ photos of me with our iPhone.

It's OK Mom L, click away...I trust you

It’s OK Mom L, click away…I trust you

And that is my small but important recovery progress I want to share with you, my caring readers. I just went back to sleep.

Trust…a wonderful feeling.


Why Humans Take Photos of Cats’ Tongues


I have no idea ‘why’ the humans are so unbelievably fascinated by us cats when we are doing our 10,311.1/8th daily bathing routine.

But here ya go…Mom L thought this would make my best Sunday Selfie so I can join my pals from The Cat On My Head for their weekly INCREDIBLY fun Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Just ‘click’ the badge and transport to check out all the other amazing “Selfies”…they are NOT ALL CATS!

Just an “FYI”…heh…heh

Sunday Selfies Badge

And my rather unwilling contribution…remember…we have moved and I am not yet settled. Yet still, Mom L continues to subject me to contributing to my own blog posts…*sigh*….

pfffttt!! Selfie, schmelife...let me enjoy my bath!

pfffttt!! Selfie, schmelife…let me enjoy my bath!


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