Life With Norie

This lengthy isolating stay in my home during this last Covid year has been made more tolerable and even enjoyable by the joys, challenges, interesting behavioirs and fun, that is my black cat, Norie. She has what I consider some pretty intelligent methods of communication. She is a pro at making me laugh; giving me … More Life With Norie

My Entertaining Cat

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

My Halloween 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

A Cat or A Husband?

(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?

Wake Up!!

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!!

Little Panther’s Five Insights

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

Understanding Cat Body Language

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