Saturday, July 9, 2011

I Was Here First—Cats Rule!


I often remember laughing at my dad when he would go to sit down and find one of his cats in his chair. His cats had a knack for knowing where he was going next it seemed. Harry never shooed the cat off and fortunately didn’t ever sit on his cat even though he came close a few times. He just let the cat have his chair and he would sit somewhere else. Well, now I do the same thing and thought about my dad and his cats as soon as it happened!

My Manny boy was lying on the chair under the dining room table. When I pulled it out, it was heavier than usual and then I saw my nice cat lying on it. At first, I was going to ask him to leave (one day I did) but since there was a free chair next to it because Gerard was walking the dog, I just pushed Manny back under the table where he was and I sat in the chair next to him to eat my breakfast.

What chairs to your cats seem to like most? Do you chase them off or let them stay if they are in the chair you want? Who’s the boss at your house—you or your pet?

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This is part of Saturday Suggestions blog hop at Mona's Milestones and Pet Pride.

6 comments:

~ Mona said...

I don't have a cat but we do have a Doberman who, like the cat, always seems to know where we're headed.
Thanks for linking up to Saturday Suggestions.

~ Mona : )
Mona’s Milestones

Mike Golch said...

Harvey does that to me as well,usuly I just let him be. unless he's on the computer chair,than he gets booted off that one.

Shanda said...

I love your compassion and love for animals. I am also an animal lover. All rescues. 2 cats, 1 dog, 1 70 lb african sulcata tortoise and and one red foot...bot tortoises fun free in the yard...and destroy everything! But my cats are my favorite.
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Kay L. Davies said...

I love the photo of Manny on the chair. At first, I didn't even notice him, and I'm sure he was hoping you wouldn't notice him, either!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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magiceye said...

Bozo is the boss at home. At night he loves to sleep on the sofa so we put a sheet on the sofas to collect his hair :p

Generally he sleeps on his mat.


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from Bozo
Pets forever

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