Norie is my twelve year old, black cat. As two old gals, we pretty much understand how to live together. I have always tried to learn and respect her likes and dislikes. I also never try to scare her or lie to her; so she trusts me. If I accidentally step on her tail or … More Norie Understands
I am retired, in my late 60’s, and an extrovert who enjoys being around people. Since the virus became a little too “close to home” for me, I don’t go out much and I miss seeing people and going out with my friends. So my main entertainments are: calling friends: little things too do around … More My Entertaining Cat
A dark shadow in the night, Shining black hair, reflecting light. Armed for defense with sharp claws, Sheathed in padded jet black paws. She watches me with golden eyes. Then runs away with arched tail high. While playing she prepares to jump, But only attacks my blanket’s lumps. Always listening with both ears cocked, For … More My Halloween Cat
(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?
Every year I share this post with improvements and more updated videos to educate others about feline asthma. My cat, Norie has feline asthma. Hello! My name is Norie, and I’m a cat. I have a rather unusual problem that lots of people don’t know much about: Cat Asthma. I never thought that a cat … More Hairballs or Feline Asthma???
My two cats have taught me many lessons about healthy living. 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 lap as I stroke her fur or watching the other cat entertain me with her antics can … More Healthy Living Lessons From My Cats
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!!
Since it is Friday the 13th, I wanted to dispel any superstitions about black cats. Just look at these pictures and read and see what you think. Several years ago after my second son and his wife moved from a house to a smaller apartment. D told me of the problems they faced caring for … More My Black Cat Is Not Bad Luck
My article on my cat Norie as published on Candid Slice. http://www.candidslice.com/little-panthers-five-insights-into-your-cats-wild-side/. Being a little panther of above average intelligence, I require above average pastimes. I like to explore and hunt. I do get bored with toys for the average cat. After all we pantherettes are solitary intelligent animals. Although, when shown the luxuries of … More Little Panther’s Five Insights
My article was first posted on Candid Slice about Norie’s advice on teaching me how to understand feline body language. http://www.candidslice.com/cat-confessions-body-language-training-for-humans/ 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 … More Understanding Cat Body Language