Now it’s your time to help create the first ever MyThreeCats.com’s version of the “Cat’s Bill of Rights”!
You and MyThreeCats.com will together author this marvelous document, combining our wisdom and experience with cats and creating a veritable Cat Manifesto!
The purpose of this document is to set forth ways in which our cats can attain “life, love, and the pursuit of happiness” in their brief, but meaningful lives. Your suggestions can be serious or humorous, but must ring true about cats and their nature. (Note: all comments will be screened for appropriateness by MyThreeCats.com staff before posting to this website.
By adding your comments and submitting your “Cat’s Bill of Rights” contribution to this blog site, you acknowledge that MyThreeCats.com reserves the right to publish your contribution as part of the MyThreeCats.com “Cat’s Bill of Rights” on any website or print publication owned or not owned by MyThreeCats.com.
Let’s get started.
Listed here are the first five tenets of the MyThreeCats.com’s Cat’s Bill of Rights:
I, cat extraordinaire, have certain unalienable rights:
#1 I have the right to assume my normal position on your lap and stay there for an indefinite period of time, until nature calls, someone opens a can of cat food, or a bug crawls across the floor.
#2 I have the right to walk all over your computer keyboard, !@#$$%^&*(()!! causing you to lose forever that hour long document you’ve been carefully typing and not saving.
#3 I have the right to tear through your bedroom at 3:00AM, knocking over who knows what and scaring the living daylights out of you.
#4 I have the right to decide if, when and where I allow you to pick me up, hug me and fuss over me. The optimal time is usually right before dinner. I will readily accept bribes, I am shameless.
#5 I have the right to send projectiles of litter and other assorted contents out of the litter box when using it, and scratch all the way to China if I so desire.
Now, it’s your turn! Add your comment, and together, we’ll create one of the cat world’s greatest achievements.
Here is a special story about a special cat at Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome, Italy.
In 2010, MyThreeCats.com decided to sponsor a very feisty black cat at this marvelous Sanctuary. They asked me what name I would like to give to this special hard luck kitty, and I promptly said, “Caruso”, named after my beloved father. My father loved cats, and along with me, was largely responsible for our family’s long history of cat adoptions.
Luckily, this past April, little Caruso found his forever home and has been quite happy ever since.
A handsome cat by the name of Karamazov has taken the initiative, he wants to take Caruso’s place to become MyThreeCats.com’s next Roman “adoption at a distance” cat. Karamazov, a handsome, already neutered male of about 4 years old, was abandoned on the top of the stairs leading to the Sanctuary’s underground shelter room on December 9th, 2011. Little Karamazov was trembling with fear. Around him there were fast moving cars, buses and people. It must have been a terrible experience for him. Fortunately he was too scared to move and did not go into the busy street.
We do not know anything about his background. We only know that he was not a happy cat while he was in the nursery going through the vaccination procedure which kept him in his cage for several weeks. When he was allowed to be free in the nursery, he wanted nothing to do with anybody and preferred sitting on top of the cages, out of reach.
Daniele, a volunteer at the Sanctuary, gave him the name Karamazov but when we asked for which Karamazov the cat was named, he was not quite sure, perhaps the mean Karamazov, he said. But that was when the poor cat was still mistrustful, angry and nervous about being abandoned. Now, Karamazov feels better about being in a shelter with many other cats and has become friendly. He is on very good terms with Daniele, who now says that the cat is named for any one of the good Karamazov brothers!
Karamazov has understood that Daniele gives treats to cats that need medication after they swallow their bitter pill and that this daily ritual takes place in the infirmary. Karamazov does not need any medication but never fails to turn up for the treat and, he gets it too! He is never far away from Daniele, just to make sure.
Karamazov is MyThreeCats.com’s official new Roman “adoption from a distance”! Please feel free to add your comments about Karamazov!
According to our friends at CatChannel.com, (http://www.catchannel.com/news/2013/2/new-cat-monopoly-piece.aspx?cm_mmc=16269546 ) after international vote, cats have emerged as winners. That’s because Hasbro has announced that a cat will become the newest token in the game of Monopoly.
The company ran a competition on Facebook called “Save Your Token” to elect which tokens the wanted to keep. Visitors then chose between a robot, a helicopter, a guitar, a diamond ring and one shiny little cat.
The iron lost out. The wheelbarrow was a close second. The original 1935 remaining tokens include the car, the thimble, the boot, the battleship and the hat. Scottie dog and the wheelbarrow were introduced in 1952.
The new token options came with back stories. The cat is Scottie the dog’s arch rival. This could make for some interesting matches that will surely last for hours and maybe days into family vacations across the country.
On Feb. 15, a limited edition of the game will debut with all old and new tokens included.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that people without felines were 30 to 40 percent more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those without cats. No protective effect of dogs as domestic pets was observed.
Over 4,000 people were surveyed about pet ownership and risk factors. Dr. Adnan Qureshi, stroke expert at the University, said of the cat-dog differential, “We don’t understand this completely – it’s probably not a coincidence.”
I think we can help answer this phenomenon pretty easily.
Cats are creatures of peace and tranquility. They sleep on average 16 hours a day, they are generally quiet and they purr. They follow us around like we’re the pied piper, quietly observing us as we go about our daily activities. They force us to stay on the couch a bit longer as they purr away on our laps. Many have an uncanny sense of when we’re arriving back home, waiting in the window sill until we appear, then meowing and bumping up against our legs with a friendly hello.
Some are very conversational, wanting to tell us how their day went. Their meows are generally very pleasant and sweet. If they are hungry they tell us politely. If they are sick, their observant humans will know by the change in their habits or behaviors, but not because they complain.
These are just some of the ways they affect our lives in a calming, positive way.
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See our New Cat-mas site for holiday themed toys and gift ideas for both cats and their devoted cat loving humans!
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Stay tuned for more new holiday products and special offers, now through December 31st. Happy Shopping!