New Page added to Cats The Boss:
What It’s Like Living In A Single Cat Household
Also – brand new header for website – funky and fun and featuring Jessie Cat!
Jessie Cat says: And I am the one being interviewed. Oh yeah! ME!! 20 Questions with MY 20 awesome answers! Full of helpful tips and ideas plus entertaining with my quirky, funny responses. GREAT for NEW cat owners, too! Now go click on that link and enjoy!
Jessie Cat here. My human, Gina, just posted six more awesome photos of yours truly!!! ME
JESSIE’S PHOTO ALBUM
Remember if you want to locate those photos immediately, scroll to the last six…
There are 3 of me sitting on my new tower way up high…I have to admit, I was plopped up there. I’m still getting used to this tower thingy. Sometimes I’ll hop up and sit on the middle platform but I like to be close to Mommy – er, I mean – my human! And, well, she doesn’t exactly sit on that tower so I go pick a chair by her or lie on the couch and snuggle up to her.
And three other photos are of me playing with DaBird – which I truly LOVE!! Every night we play after supper dishes are done. I hear the water shut off and I know that’s my signal to meow LOUDLY many times in a row, being sure to draw out the MMMMEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW so there’s no way she’ll miss hearing it. That’s important. Since I’m the Boss, my order to play with me and DaBird is quickly taken care of.
Gina says: Yes, the entire neighborhood likely hears you Jessie…We hope the visitors enjoy the photos. And it is fun zipping DaBird around and watching Jessie chase it. Great exercise for her! As far as the tower goes, she uses the scratching posts and we just keep introducing her to the levels/platforms – getting her comfortable with the whole structure (which is so cool!), letting her understand it’s okay to jump up on it.
Update! Jessie Cat here. My human just uploaded and added to MY PHOTO ALBUM several new pictures of (who else?!) ME — Jessie Cat! You should be able to scroll/move to the very bottom and see the four newest photos that were just added!
Jessie says: For some reason, Gina keeps catching me sleeping in most of my photos. I don’t understand. There are 24 hours in a day and I’m sure I am quite alert during at least 7 of those 24 hours! What’s the problem? If she had that camera hanging around her neck at all times, and that especially includes at 4:00 in the morning, you could see all kinds of live action shots of ME!
Gina says: Sure, I’ll get right on that. Don’t forget that it’s a tad difficult to take your photo when I’m trying to sleep. Readers: I do really need to get some pictures of Jessie flying around chasing Da Bird toy, though! She’s a superb athlete! Again, little tough to take a picture while I’m waving Da Bird through the air at her! I’ll try…
The new photos consist of:
>Jessie on her brand new tower/condo
>Jessie snoozing with teeth showing & tongue hanging out
>Jessie hanging out on her window perch – half asleep – of course!
Click on Photo Album on the Website Menu or click: Photo Album
Jessie Cat at your service here — I want to give you a tip on how to get a cat’s attention when they are doing something that you don’t like. Which of course is a very rare event – cats being bad, you know. OK, so take an empty coffee can and dump a few pennies in it. If you shake the hell out of it when the cat is caught in the act of doing whatever it is you think they shouldn’t be doing, the cat should stop immediately and flee the scene. Squirting the cat with water works, too. But please don’t spank cats or scream at the top of your lungs when cats act up. Hitting and screaming will make the cat scared of you. Soon the cat won’t want to come to you because you frighten them. What if you really need to catch the cat (to take to the dreaded vet, to a kennel, to put into a room because visitors are coming over, to rescue because the house is on fire) and the cat just refuses to come to you when called or hides? Not good. You don’t control the situation – the cat is the boss then. It may take a few times but the cat will realize – “Ah-ha! My human makes a horrible noise shaking that can at me when I [fill in the blank with bad behavior] Maybe I better stop.”