(This post is for humor. It is not a scientific comparison.) I live with one cat, Norie. My husband died in 2009. While remaining open minded to a new relationship, I wonder how living with a cat compares to living with a husband. Norie is a black, personality-loaded pantherette. She is funny, easy to get … More A Cat or A Husband?
I may have written previously about how Norie protects me from bugs. Being on the ground floor and with a door to the porch, screened in though it is, sometimes bugs will crawl in and go around the edges of the living room and end up anywhere inside. Norie loves to come running when I … More Norie, the Bug Zapper!
We pantherettes are solitary intelligent animals. Although, when shown the luxuries of living with a human, some of us agree to live with them. I wouldn’t be so smart if I turned down free food, a place of privacy to take care of my body processes and the the loving companionship. Being a little panther … More The Life of a Little Panther
My two cats taught me many lessons about healthy living. (I wrote this long before my second cat, Sister passed over. But I stilll think of her often.) After being owned by two cats, I can say un-CAT-egorically that I am a cat person. The CATharsis of sitting on the couch with one cat in my … More Healthy Living Lessons From My Cats
I sat up in the bed as Norie already let me know in no uncertain terms that it was time for her food. The window revealed a chilly, rainy, cloudy morning. Obviously it was going to be a day that would make anyone, if allowed, stay inside, where it was warm and dry. Considering the … More One Way to Spend Time
Norie, my black cat, loves to be involved when I am doing anything around the home. Changing the covers on the bed has always been a favorite with her. Here are some pictures showing how we work together like a team(?). Well at least we have fun. When the bottom sheet is tucked in, Norie … More This is the Way We Make Our Bed
This happened several years ago but I thought that other cat lovers would understand. Norie, my black cat, loves to play, observe, go out on the screened in porch and stalk birds as they peck around looking for food safely beyond her reach. Sister, my second cat of a different personality, preferred to sit in … More Warm Kitty, Soft Kitty
Hi, this is Norie speaking. I am the black cat with the coat of thick, luxurious, short hair. I live with my Mommy in a condo…something or other. We have a lovely screened in porch with lots of sunlight and a safe hallway I can go out to explore when Mommy is with us. I … More Understanding Cat Body Language
Strangely I have a memory from when I was a teenager spending the night at my grandmother’s farm. I awoke to see a black cat sitting by my head, curiously staring down at me, the strange person, sleeping on her mistress’s couch. It was Inky, an indoor/outdoor cat, who was friendly and loved by my … More Wake Up!!
Her name, now Norie, comes from the Japanese name Nori, the black algae used to wrap sushi. I am one of the growing number of people who admire and love black cats. (I love all cats but am partial to black ones). Nori belonged to my second son and his wife for her first year … More A Black Cat With Personality!