Sunday, November 02, 2008

It's All About Cats!

Now that Samhain (Halloween) is past us, it's safe for our black cats to show their faces again. Our lovely felines have unfortunately been the brunt of some very sadistic and untrue tales down through the ages. They have long been vilified as "familiars" to witches and unduly endowed with fantastic, supernatural powers. These vitriolic untruths were unfortunately perpetuated by early Christians who were trying to convert Pagans to their way of thinking.

Gratefully, our beautiful babies are now not only accepted in to our society, but have become the most popular pet in the nation. Please believe me, I am a dog lover, as well, having been the friend to four wonderful mutts over the past 40 or so years. My most memorable dog was a poodle named Desi (Short for Silver Desiree) and she was undoubtedly the smartest animal I've ever known. She lived to be 18 years old, and to this day is sorely missed and talked about all the time. She was truly one in a million friend.

However, time marches on and today's animal friends are our adopted Spike and Sluggo. Today, we feature Spike, our Halloween kitty whose holiday we just celebrated. He graciously consented to a photo feature for today's blog. So without further ado, we present His Royal Majesty, Spike!

His Royal Highness, Prince Sluggo, just quietly looked on and couldn't believe His Majesty would lower himself to sit still for this flagrant display.

Oh, Life is Very Good With our Furry Friends!

Hugs, Giddy


Anonymous said...

Those cats are adorable! I love cats!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Giddy .. we never forget those remarkable friends we made on the furry side of life do we : )
I think of mine all the time too.
I count my blessings that I have had such beautiful intelligent little souls to get to know.
Spike is magnificient .. but tell Sluggo he is too .. in a white and black way ? LOL
Love the captions .. I'm sure they are thinking EXACTLY what is said !! hahaha

Diana said...

Giddy - what beautiful cats you have -- Spike has the most beautiful, shiny coat. Did he get a bath for his photo shoot?!

WiseAcre said...

Spike is a carbon copy of our Black Jax. I'll have to get some pics so you can see.

I know how you feel about Desi even though she was a dog. We have our own pooch that has wormed her way into our hearts. And the heartache of losing a furry family member hit home yesterday when Kitty Kay passed away. He was 17 years old.

Giddy said...

Thanks, Anonymous. We think they are adorable, as well.

Joy, Sluggo is the more "formal" of the two, all decked out in his tuxedo!

Diana, Spike does quite a nice job of bathing himself. We brush him every day, but other than that, he's on his own.

WA, my deepest condolences on the loss of your Kitty Kay. What a wonderful, long and loving life he must have had in your home. Bless you for being his friend.

Kerri said...

I see the gnome is swinging again! Yay! :)
How gracious of His Royal Majesty, Spike, to consent to a photo shoot.
(love the captions).
I'm glad Sluggo managed to get himself included. He can't help it if he's not all black, now can he? He is rather distinguished with his white bib and paws :)
Halloween was quiet around here too. We're out in the boondocks.

Anonymous said...

I never thought about the cats! You are right, they do need some extra protection this time of year.

We had a toy poodle named Cheri Earl for 17 and a half years. I know what you mean.

It is only 38ยบ here now, some change from the beginning of the week.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello Giddy
I just wanted to thank you for your message. It really helps to hear from other women that have gone through similar circumstances .. you are a very thoughtful person and I appreciated your kindness : )