Loving Our Cats.

Am I Crazy Or just Crazy over Cats?

get that camera out of here
get that camera out of here

Am I Crazy or Just Crazy for My Cats

My beautiful Princess. We sure picked the right name "Princess" when we acquired a 5 month old lost kitten. She is now 15 years old, has been a wonderful mother to 6 kittens in the past and now of course is the Boss.!

You know what they say... If you want the best seat in the house, you'll have to move the cat first..

Our Princess , of course is a Tenerife cat. She knows no other weather than this wonderful climate.

I'm not saying the sun shines every day of the year. We do get plenty of cloudy days , some rain and the occasional storm! When I say"storm" I really mean like the tail end of a Hurricane, coupled with torrential rain, palm trees bending completely over to the ground or hitting you on the head if you're daft enough to go out in such a storm.

The drainage system here is still not prepared for such weather, so the roads resemble dirty rivers..........But.... Nothing compares with owning a cat at a time like this.!

     A cat born and bred in a warm sunny climate  doesn't know how to react to high winds. (to say the least)

The last storm we had brought torrents of rain along with Hurricane force winds, our poor, lovely cat refuses to go out the door (very sensible) but it's quite obvious she needs to go out to her favourite spot in the garden.  Her very own bathroom.

I open the back door and she looks like someone is directly aiming a powerful hairdryer at her . Fur all blown back she runs for the front door. "Not going out in THAT' she is thinking, but expecting different weather at the front of the house.  How disappointed she must have been when the same thing happens on opening the front door.. She decides to curl up, hold it in, would you believe?  Princess has never made a mess in the house other than the odd fur ball thrown up and bless her she's obviously not going to start now/....

                By 4.0. a. m. "Meaow., meaow  She must be quite desperate. Only one thing I can do.

I pick her up, walk out in rain my flippy floppy slippers drenched in a second. Pyjamas stuck to my skin............Pick my little trowel and start to dig for her .  She gets the message but I still have to hold on to her tight. She only weighs 6  lbs. She'll be blown away, I'm thinking. In fact I've seen heavier things  than her fly past me in one of these storms.

She finishes her business and like a good girl begins to bury it with her paw, but looks up at me with pleading eyes....oh ok, I let go, She bolts for the door  all dry inside, while. I soaking wet reeling from gusts of wind am using my trusty trowel to bury her business.. I mean what else would I want to be doing at 4 in the morning....?

 Who's mad. Me or the cat?  Please don't answer that.

                 Needless to say Hubby is sleeping through all of this including the enormous claps of thunder and sheets of flashing lightning.

Next morning as the sun comes up, and storm has faded away, I think to myself of my sleepless night and look at contented Princess curled up asleep.

 Yes it's definately me. I'm the Wackjob. ! Now for goodness sake go out today and do what any normal person would have done before the storm. Buy a litter tray, you idiot.!

 God thinking Batman. Will do. like NOW !!!

The regal, most beautiful Princess  oblivious to the human making a silly face.
The regal, most beautiful Princess oblivious to the human making a silly face.

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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

Love Cats and love this hub ! Good story & good pics! Cheers !! :)


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singlmomat52 6 years ago

Oh Dim, what we do for our pets!!! Lol!!! Very sweet Hub. I loved it. Thanks for sharing!! God Blessxx


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frogdropping 6 years ago

Dim I love cats. They're so devine, gorgeous and naughty, I don't know why poepl don't like them. I love the pictures of yours, so beautiful. I've written a bit about mine and you know - I hope to get another sometime soon. Life without a cat is every so slightly hollow.

I hope your Princess is with you, happy and healthy, for a good few more years :):)


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks Tantrum. I finally learned how to put pics on my hubs...Cheers


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks singlmom, Glad you're a cat lover too,. Amazing that each has its own personality.

I won't be doing the digging in the rain at 4 0 a m again though.!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks frogdropping. Yes Princess a very healthy 15 yr old. I love the way cats are so indepenent, so snooty, sometimes. "I'll allow you to sroke me" kind of attitude. Ha Ha 1 Love them. Take care x


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BJBenson 6 years ago from USA

love the pictures


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

I don't love cats that much but I love dogs. I have picked up two stray dogs - they are so lovable.

Excellent hub, Dim...


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you very much for all your comments Dim xx


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I have had some wonderful cats. One called Freckles would ride in my van curled up on my neck. Another called Zero would ride wrapped around my shoulders while I rode my bicycle (mountain bike). Good for you Dim Flaxenwick! You are so wonderful!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Well, wonderfully wet, anyway.!. Thanks for all your support Micky. Glad the cat wrapped around your shoulders didn't cause you to crash! See ya around.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

OK I won't answer your question! Thanks for sharing this lovely Hub.

Love and peace

Tony


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

ha ha thank you for being subtle.

love and peace

Dim x


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epigramman 6 years ago

I love my cats - Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel - like the way I love your hubs!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you very much for reading and commenting.. Pleased to meet you on hubpages, epigramman.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago

Cats are really incredible,irresistible and so unpredictable.I love them so much.Keep the great pictures coming.Love this hub.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..yes that's right - loving our cats - like the way I love your hubs!!!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Dream On and epigramman, thank you very much.

love the pics of your cats too.


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epigramman 6 years ago

...I must come back to this one and say your cat pictures are beautiful and to deliver a message of love and respect from Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel, my two best furried friends ......


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Well, well, you must send my humble, human greetings to Little Miss Tiffy and Master Gabriel

Thank you. x


sean 5 years ago

My children convinced us to get cats and I am so glad they did. I used to look after friends dogs in the hols but now I can only have the cat friendly ones. Voted up


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks for your comment. l wish you well with the feline friends.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

I really laughed at this and could imagine it in detail. Our cats are inside so have their litter box...so no hurricane force winds and wet weather for them. However the dog... It is amazing just how long they can hold their "business" when the weather is bad! Voted funny and up! :))


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks for the comment. I laugh at myself for not thinking of a litter tray until it was too late.

It´s just that our cat has always gone in and out as she pleases and our weather normally not a problem. At least it was no problem then when we lived in the Canary islands. In England now, even Summer has dreadful weather.

Great to hear from you. Thanks for the comment.


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Lola1929 5 years ago from Oregon

I loooove cat people! And, Princess is the perfect cat. Who else, human or animal, could hold it that long hoping the weather will get better. LOL Great fun!! The pics are great, too.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Lola. Glad you liked this one. Still makes me laugh wen l think about i., but ´never again´.Imagine id been seen digging a hole for the cat pooh, getting drenched in my PJs and the cat curled up back in the house. Men in white coats at the ready!!!!!!

Take care. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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