Archive for October, 2009

Why do cats like to sit on laps?

Posted in Pets with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2009 by Salem Spookypants

My humans recently questioned why I like to sit on their laps so much.

I enjoy sitting on my humans pretty much 24/7 . I do this because their laps/stomach/legs and even their faces are nice and warm and it feels like I’m sitting on my own personal human heating pad and who wouldn’t like that right? Secondly, I just like hanging out with my mommy and daddy. I know that by sitting on them 24/7 it ensures me a good amount of attention and I LOVE attention whether that be  getting petted, hugged or kissed. Last but not least, I love my mommy and daddy and I know that they enjoy cuddling with me just as much as I enjoy cuddling with them.

Yes, I am a cuddly cat and I’m proud of it! I even give them a massage once in a while to show them how much I care about them.

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I Have Ear Mites :-(

Posted in Pets with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2009 by Salem Spookypants

My ears had been itching me a lot lately. I would meow while scratching them and then shake my violently spreading brown gunk everywhere. My mommy was very concerned that I might have ear mites (I had them when I was a kitten before I was adopted). She made the appointment with my Veterinarian at the Agawam Animal Hospital and brought me in to get checked out.

The Vet took a swab of the gunk inside my ears and then looked at it under a microscope. He found ear mites eww!!!!

A Veternarian technician then put a one time solution inside my ear to kill  all the ear mites. I was not a fan of this and held onto my mommy as they did this to me.

Overall I understand the need to get this taken care of and I’m happy that my mommy cares enough about me to make me better. The total cost of this 15 minute visit was $70 ouch! (Not a fan of the price but my health is worth it)

How did I manage to get ear mites? I’m not quite sure. The mites are transfered from cat to cat. I live alone with my mommy and daddy so I know I didn’t get the mites from them. I have gone on visits to my mommy’s parents house ie. grandparents house where they have three kitties living there so I could have picked the mites up from one them, but I’m not positive. My mommy is going to call her parents to let them know about the ear mite problem just in case.

I’m glad that this problem is finnally solved and that my mommy is so smart to realize when I have a medical problem!

Meow!

Salem Spookypants

More Pictures of me, Christmas 2008

Posted in Pets with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2009 by Salem Spookypants

Oh what silly humans  I have. Here are some cute pictures of me from last Christmas.

silly bow

cuteness

These antlers are horrible!

These antlers are horrible!

Check out the picture below of me and my daddy!

Me and my daddy!

Me and my daddy!

Meow!

Salem Spookypants

My First Experience With Snow

Posted in Pets with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by Salem Spookypants
There's Snow on my face!

There's Snow on my face!

A big  storm came last year and brought this weird white stuff to the outside world. My humans could tell that I was curious as to what is was so they let me outside to check it out (With their supervision).

They carried me down the back steps and placed me down on top of this weird coating of white stuff. BURRR this stuff is COLD!!!!! I tried to walk on it and I kept sinking in (meanwhile my humans laughed at my discoveries)

snowI quickly discovered that being a black cat in this white snow would not help my hunting skills or help me blend in like I normally can. I spent maybe a total of five minutes investigating this stuff until I had enough and indicated to my human daddy that I wished to be picked up and brought insidediscovering snow.

My conclusion is that I am not a fan of snow and I rather just watch from my warm window seat!

Meow!

Salem Spookypants

Enough of this

My many outfits

Posted in Pets with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by Salem Spookypants

UMass Shirt

So my humans have experimented in dressing me up for the past year and a half and I have to say that it really isn’t as bad as most kitties would think. At first I resisted, but I soon gave in to the stylish fashion sense that the humans have. In the above photo I am sporting a UMass T-shirt and some build a bear boxer shorts.  (My mommy graduated from UMass so I help support her love for the school)

UMass T-shirt and boxersIn the above picture you can see that I somehow managed to get my harness off.

Umass t-shirtWow I look really long in the above picture, but still adorable!

My Saint Patrick's Day Sweater

My Saint Patrick's Day Sweater

Check out my St. Patrick’s day sweater. This one was a bit too tight but I wore it for my human to make them happy.

St.. Patty's sweater

Christmas sweater and antlers

Christmas sweater and antlers

The above picture is one of my Christmas sweaters and the dreaded antlers. The antlers have a bell on one side that is extremely tempting to bat at. I have managed to get used to this outfit but it took a while.  (One of my least favorites)

My furry Christmas sweater

My furry Christmas sweater

I think I look adorable in the above picture of my other Christmas sweater!

My Halloween Outfit

My Halloween Outfit

Seeing as it’s my favorite time of the year, my humans bought me a cute little witch’s hat to go along with my orange claw caps. I think I look ultra awesome this season!

I hope you enjoyed my fashion show!

Meow!

Salem Spookypants

Black cats are Great!!!

Posted in Pets with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by Salem Spookypants

Seeing as I’m a black cat, I wanted to write an article on the pure foolishness of thinking that having a black cat is a curse, bad luck etc.IMG_2743

I was born this way and it’s not my fault that my fur just happens to be black so please stop judging me. Do not adopt my fellow black cat kitties around Halloween just to use us and then dump us on the side of the road. That is just cruel and not cool by any means. We do look fantastic during the Halloween season but please do not use us for that one reason alone.

We all want our forever homes just like our colored kitty friends. We seem to be the least adopted kitty based solely on our fur color and I just think thats wrong!

My mommy and daddy tell me everyday how beautiful I am. I have a wonderfully silky black coat from the tip of my nose to the end of my tale and I’m proud of it.

Here are some reasons why black cats are great to own:

1.  We are easy to locate during a snow storm.

2. Our fur won’t show up on your black clothes.

3.  We can make you look skinnier just my holding us because black is slimming.

4. Countries like Ireland consider us GOOD LUCK!!!!

5.  You can dress us up in any color outfit or harness because black goes with everything.

6. We are extremely sleek and silky.

I could go on and one, but you get the picture. We are awesome and you should adopt a fellow black kitty just like me.

Meow!

Salem Spookypants


Basement cat to ceiling cat in one day!

Posted in Pets with tags , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2009 by Salem Spookypants

So my humans are in the process of remodeling their kitchen.

Me in the Ceiling!

Me in the Ceiling!

I discovered a nice sized hole in the ceiling above one of the cabinets.

hahhaha

hahhaha

So I did what every cat would do, I investigated!!!! I only discovered a few pipes and a bunch of dust and tiles, not much up there.

Back down

Back down

Meow!

Salem Spookypants