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!
I am retired, 70, and an extrovert who enjoys being around people. Since the virus became a little too “close to home” for me again, I am trying to be more aware of where I go and if there are a lot of people in a small area. I still eat out or visit with … More My Entertaining Cat
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 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
Have you seen the video of a woman exercising with her cats? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBAdYAUYtnk So clever. The cats sit quietly and unobtrusively, just keeping her company. Well, let me show you some pictures of how my exercises got with my cat, Norie. One problem is that Norie loves to scratch the rubber mats. The problems begin … More Exercising With Norie
You may have seen my recent blogs on black cats with photos of my Norie. This post explains why black cats have been maligned and how beautiful and smart they can be. I hope that these words and photos will introduce black cats for the wonderful pets they can be. In my experience with Norie, … More Black Cat Appreciation Day-August 17
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???