Friday, March 27, 2009

Can't A Cat Just Take A Peaceful Nap ?

One would think that there would be sanctuaries where a cat could sleep without worrying about idiots with cell phone cameras. Not where I live! I get up this morning for my breakfast and what do I see on the computer? This picture of me while I was sleeping. That's not all....Mr Candid Camera took others as well. While I must admit I'm not camera shy, I do have my good side and this isn't one of them. Hell, my coat's not even brushed! I wonder if he'd like it if I were to take some pictures when he has one of his little friends over to spend the night?

Pets Of The Week:

My pal, Melanie, and her roommate Dawn, have a couple of felines that they live with and Melanie was kind enough to send me this picture of Tygie and Floyd. Tygie's the grey one and he only has three legs. That's more than enough legs for any respectable feline, but Melanie says he doesn't get around too well, so Dawn gave him a bath and trimmed his coat the other day. Tygie didn't take to that very kindly even though Dawn was just trying to help. Floyd high-tailed it when he heard Tygie's, meows for help. You can read more about Tygie and Floyd at Melanies's blog, "Honey!!!! I'm Home!!!!" at

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.

My pal Dutch, the domestic goddess, has a cute pup named Bambi and evidently Bambi doesn't enjoy walks in the snow. Dutch does a daily walking routine for exercise and she attempted to take Bambi out in the snow for exercise and ostensibly to conduct any personal business she might have on her agenda, but Bambi didn't seem to like that idea. Personally, I can't blame Bambi 'cause I don't like the idea of squatting in the snow under any circumstances. Stop over and say hello to Dutch and Bambi at

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.- Robert Benchley

The Cat's Meow And Puppy Dog Tales:

Young Chuck, moved to Texas and bought a donkey from a farmer for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day he drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died." Chuck replied, "Well, then, just give me my money back." The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

Chuck said, "Ok, then, just bring me the dead donkey." The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him? Chuck said, "I'm going to raffle him off." The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead donkey!" Chuck said, "Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead."

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?" Chuck said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.00."

The farmer said, "Didn't anyone complain?" Chuck said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back." Chuck grew up and eventually became the chairman of large corporation that probably received bailout money.

What Is A Cat? Cats do what they want. They rarely listen to you. They're totally unpredictable. When you want to play, they want to be alone. When you want to be alone, they want to play. They expect you to cater to their every whim. They're moody. They leave hair everywhere.

Conclusion: They're tiny women in little fur coats.

What Is A Dog? Dogs spend all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don't hear you when you're in the next room. They can look dumb and lovable at the same time. They growl when they are not happy. When you want to play, they want to play. When you want to be alone, they want to play. They leave their toys everywhere. They do disgusting things with their mouths and then try to give you a kiss. They go right for your crotch as soon as they meet you.

Conclusion: They're tiny men in little fur coats.

That's Possum's Journal for this week. Have a great weekend and more next week.

Stray Tuned !


Ally Lifewithally said...

Loved the pictures and the jokes :o) ~ enjoyed the one about the Donkey ~ Ally x

Linda's World said...

Once again you brought a smile & a chuckle this dreary Washington morning. You could take pictures of just Jimmy sleeping, after one of his Area 51 escapades. That would be entertaining. You could start your own Photo Blog. Happy napping you sweet little furry boy. Linda in WA

Rose said...

Again, I'm not a pet owner but through your Journal I enjoy yours and others......they are too cute!

But I'm highly allergic to cats.


salemslot9 said...

hi Poss
even though you weren't happy
when Jimmy took your photo
I think you look sooo cuuute
is that Jimmy's coat you're sleeping on?

Julie said...

Possum you look pretty darn cute though sleeping away without a care in the world. Getting cat hair all over Jimmy's coat. Loved the donkey joke.

madcobug said...

Cute fur friends. Funny jokes. Helen

Paula said...

Ha ha Possum I think you have Jimmy's number. Try to snap a picture when he has one of his little friends over.

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Pamela said...

Loved the pics. Beautiful kitties. You always make me laugh!

Joann said...

Hi Possum,

Shhh!! Now you didn't hear this from me, but not only does Jimmy take pics of you when you're sleeping, but he also calls you 'Shithead' when you're out of earshot range!! But I think you're adorable!!

Lori said...

Loved the pictures! We just sneaked in a couple of shots of my cat tonight while he was asleep in a very strange position -- so no, a cat can't nap peacefully without someone snapping his picture.