Friday, December 17, 2010

Camera Critters

I met this pretty cat in Baltimore. He belongs to my friend's son and family. He has such an expressive face. His name is Emmett.


Basic Rules For Cats Who Have A House To Run


Do not allow closed doors in any room. To get a door opened, stand on your hind legs and hammer with your forepaws (screaming like you are being injured helps too). Once the door is opened, it is not necessary to use it. After you have ordered an outside door opened, stand halfway out and think about several things. This is particularly important during very cold weather, rain, snow and mosquito season.


Quickly determine which guest hates cats the most. Sit on that lap. If you can manage to have Friskies Fish 'n' Glop on your breath, so much the better.

For sitting on laps or rubbing against legs, select a fabric color that contrasts well with your fur. For example, white furred cats go to black wool clothing.

When walking among dishes on the dinner table, be prepared to look surprised and hurt when scolded. The idea is to convey: "But you allow me on the table when company is not here."

Always accompany guests to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do anything, just sit and stare.


If one of your humans is sewing or knitting or writing and another one is idle, stay with the busy one. This is called helping, otherwise known as hampering.

For book readers get in close under the chin, between the eyes and the book (unless you can lie across the book itself).

When supervising cooking, sit just behind the left heel of the cook. You cannot be seen and thereby stand a better chance of being stepped on and picked up and consoled.


This is important. Get enough sleep during the daytime so that you are fresh for playing catch-mouse or king-of-the-hill on your human's bed between 2.00 a.m. and 4.00 a.m.

Begin people training early. You will then have a smooth-running household. Humans need to know the basic rules. They can be taught if you start early and are consistent.


~Author Unknown~

Camera Critters is a wonderful meme created by Misty Dawn. Thank you Misty!

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  1. thanks for the follo - are you from Paington. I used to work for the Herald Express in Torbay, as well as other publications.

  2. Cute rules for cats, Denise... Loved it!!! Thanks...

    Also--that was a cute picture of that sweet little cat...

    Merry Christmas.

  3. Very nicely observed and shared Denise.They are very independent, a unique pet for all of us to enjoy.

  4. Have you been watching my cats???
    Jane x

  5. Thank you for this post. I love the face of the cat and the rules:)

  6. Lovely cat, and the rules made me laugh - too true!

  7. My kitty is not with me anymore, had to put her to sleep. she had diabetes so bad.. She was 14 years old.. I love cats and would love to have one. Loved your posting today..
    ta ta for now from iowa

  8. That's great! I don't have a cat now, but I have had them and my kids have them. This fits them to a T! Love the photo!

  9. Ooh he's perfect !
    What a fabulous feline, that face is something of movie stars :)
    Love these cat rules, they are spot on !

    Hope your enjoying your time in Baltimore...

  10. Someone pegged cats just right! Cute photo.

  11. We will obey!

    Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral



  12. Sweet Denise!
    What a lovely friend there!Wow charming pose!
    I agree with all rules, mainly about the doors!
    purrs and always love to you all

  13. that list is so true as per my dd. Molly (doggie) bought dd's two cats Christmas Stockings last night.........okay I bought them, but Molly's name will be on them!!


  14. Funny post, Denise! I am more of a dog lover but this kittie is cute.

  15. Wonderful! I am very, very fond of cats...even if they have fish breath. :)

  16. This kitty definitely looks in control of her kingdom, and the quote is priceless!

  17. That pretty cat doesn't live by those rules, surely . . .

  18. This cat is so handsome and well posed. I loved the "rules for cats">>>>LOL

  19. Too funny! I love your rules. LOL

    Thanks for the laugh :)


  20. A pretty cat who looks very grumpy. lol

  21. He does have a beautiful face...yes all those are true about cats...

  22. The cat's rules are so funny...
    The cat seems thinking about something :)

  23. I love the photo and my 2 cats definitely abide by those rules! :)

  24. I think most of these rules would apply to our daughter Jeanine's 11 month old black lab! Really cute!

  25. Denise, this was such an interesting post. I love cats and if they could talk, they probably would say all those things. You know what they say, you can train a dog but cats train us, ha, ha.