Sunday, November 29, 2015

SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT (1)

I am becoming increasingly hopeless at blogging of late but am trying hard to keep up with Monday Mirth and Wednesday Wisdom 'cos I really need a laugh these days and have never considered myself too wise not to learn more wisdom.

It seems I am in somewhat of a blue funk of late.  I feel it is a lot to do with my age and my inability to do the things I really want to do, the dreadful events happening around the world, those awful fires in my state of Western Australia, with lives, property and livelihood lost, and those in South Australia, with lives lost and over 80 homes lost or badly damaged, not to mention livestock and other creatures.  In both cases much degradation of the farming land which will take many years to recover.

It is impossible for me to try and say what I have been doing as I do so very little and medical stuff becomes boring, not only to me but also to others.  However, sorting through interminable bits and pieces in a box I came across 'COLLECTABLE CATS' by Lesley Anne Ivory.  In this little book there are stories by many well known, and not so well known folk about cats and knowing how several of you are 'cat people' I thought you may enjoy these wee stories.



"HONOURABLE CAT by Paul Gallico

The cat invented radar and extrasensory perception long before we ever thought of it.  Nobody has ever heard a cat miaow to or at another cat.  They shout and yell and scream when preparing for battle, but they don't talk audibly to one another.  Their little cries are reserved for us.  Yet somehow either through the antennae of their whiskers or pure thought broadcasters and receivers, they are attuned to one another and know what is going on.  And if they can do this, what is to prevent them from penetrating our thoughts - if not now, then eventually?  I have always been just a little wary of letting cats know too much about my business, and I have encountered people who when talking before their cat and working on the theory that it cannot spell will say: "Did you put the l-o-b-s-t-e-r in the f-r-i-d-g-e?"

Do you sometimes feel your cat knows just a little too much?  Our Candy can be seemingly asleep on my lap but often her head will quickly come up as though she knows there may be something going on somewhere of which Phil and I are completely unaware.  Satisfied all is well she will settle down again.

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  1. It used to freak me out when Nick would stare at what seemed to be nothing.....can they see into another dimension?

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    1. I often wonder that as well Delores. What is it that they jnow that we don't? Some sixth or seventh sense perhaps!
      Thanks so much for popping in and not giving up on this oldie.

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  2. Paul Gallico wrote quite a lot about cats - and certainly knew them well.
    Look after yourself Mimsie.

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    1. I think many people do appear to understand cats very well. There have been cats in my life for 80+ years and yet, at times, I still find them somewhat of a conundrum!
      I'm doing OK thanks EC...just old age confounds me somewhat. My mind often won't accept the age of my body.
      Hope you too will soon be feeling much better.

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    2. Thanks also to you EC for sticking with me in my haphazardness.

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  3. I'm positive that Angel knows every possible way there is to annoy the heck out of me but he also knows when to stop and leave me alone, so yes, I would say he knows too much.

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    1. I am sure it is only because Angel loves you so much and, after all, you are his family. Cats all definitely all knowing creatures.
      Right now our Candy is asleep on the chair out here in my workroom. A while ago she asked me to go into the living room so she could sleep on my lap. When she saw that wasn't happening she chose second best and decided on the chair to be near me. I don't look on Candy as being an annoying cat accept when we sleep in too late and she wants her breakfast. (*:*)

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    2. My thanks to you too River for always being there.

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    3. Hello dear Mimsie! I've been a terrible blogger and commenter for quite a long time, but I'm glad I happened upon your blog just now. I can certainly understand your "blue funk." I get in those quite a bit, too, and a lot DOES have to do with all the awful things happening in the world. I wish the people who decide what is "news" would also include hundreds of good news stories to tell us, don't you?? Please know that I think of you often, even if I don't stop by your blog. Take care of yourself and feel my hugs from way across the globe! :)

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    4. Hi Becky and thanks for popping in. I too have not been a good blogger and although I think of my blogging friends often I am somewhat tardy paying visits to them.
      I agree with you that a little good news occasionally would be wonderful but maybe not sensational enough. We are all becoming attuned to war and hatred and it is terrible that it is happening to us.
      You too take care and hugs back to you. (*:*)

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    5. For some reason Becky it only had Delete below your comment and no Reply so my reply hasn't indented as it should.

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  4. Hello Mimsie, you always write such interesting posts. Pretty little cat. Candy sounds a character.

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    1. Hi Denise and thanks for dropping by. I have popped in and out of your blog over past weeks but sometimes I have difficulty in commenting. Just one of those glitches that happen so often.
      I liked the look of the black and white cat.
      I am so glad Candy (who is a calico with lots of white fur) chose us when we visited the animal shelter last year.
      Hope you are both keeping well.

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  5. Hari om
    :-) ...and that cat had it figured even before the spelling lesson! Nice addition to blogging ideas Mimsie! YAM xx

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    1. Thanks Yam, glad you enjoyed it and yes, you could be right. xx

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  6. I think my cats know quite a bit.
    I love how my dogs ( which are 55-65 pounds) are kept in check by the cats. All of my animals have come from the shelter. I'm glad you have Candy.

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    1. Hi there and thanks for popping in. We had a bull terrier that disliked cats but a red Burmese tamed her and finally Princess and Kandi would sleep together. After that Princess was find with other cats as well. They (cats) are amazing creatures.
      We certainly are glad we have Candy. After our little Precious went to the Rainbow Bridge we thought we'd not have another cat but now we are so glad we did.

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