Sunday Selfies. What a hard day work ahead, napping that is!

What are your cats up to today? Are they catching up on a few more naps, getting ready for the hard week ahead?

Please leave your comments, and let Paws for Reflection know what your kitties are up to? Naps or mischief?

Siamese Cat Linus enjoys the spring sunshine streaming in the window.

Siamese Cat Linus enjoysan extra cat nap

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Napping or mischief, which should I do today?

 

 

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Homer, The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat, helps his mission live on

Homer, The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat, helps his mission live on

Homer the Blind Cat became famous through his human Gwen Cooper’s bestselling book ‘Homer’s Odyssey’, bringing much-needed attention to how special a blind cat can be.

After his death, he became infamous, and Cooper tells just how much so in her 115-page sequel, ‘Homer, The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat’ available at Amazon.com.

It’s a fascinating perspective about book publishing promotion, pet loss and the power of social media. Had Paws for Reflection read the sequel, perhaps we would not be blogging, as the countless photo shoots, interviews, and attention Homer received would have been unfathomable. We frequently point to reading Homer’s story as a catalyst for taking writing about cats to a whole new level.

We can just picture the humor, the fear, the loss, and the rebuilding that are painted through words in his sequel.

The story takes on a humorous twist, becomes humorous as Homer, initially thrilled by all the attention, becomes so bored with photo shoots that Cooper’s husband Laurence has to run cross town in Manhattan to find his most special food to bribe him to cooperate. He’s become so used to the attention that it has become a Big Bore, and he chooses to take a nap rather than pose for one more photo shoot.

We can only imagine Homer aging and losing his best feline friends, Vashti and Scarlett, who had been a part of his life since Cooper took him home when he was only a few weeks old. Homer, also hated going to the veterinarian. In a tear- jerking saga, Homer becomes very ill, so much so that he can barely move. When the emergency vet tells her to stay in the waiting room as they examine him, she tells of a blood curdling scream coming from out back. It’s Homer. Being blind, he had no way of knowing what was happening. He was terrified. His human never leaves him alone with a vet again. Sadly, Homer is diagnosed with terminal liver disease, and we travel down Cooper’s year-long end of life journey with her very special feline.

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These cats are getting a whiff of spring, from the crocuses outside, to the bright sunshine streaming in the windows, to the Mum that is grasping at life after spending a winter in hibernation. What are your cats doing today as they take advantage of Spring which only recently sprung upon us?

Sunday Selfies: Cats take on Spring

Kitty Lenny checks out the Mum, grasping for life, after a winter in hibernation.

Kitty Lenny checks out the Mum, grasping for life, after a winter in hibernation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Lenny isn't sure what to make of this Mum that's been hibernating all winter.

Cat Lenny isn’t sure what to make of this Mum that’s been hibernating all winter.

 

Crocuses in full bloom, a sure sign of Spring.

Crocuses in full bloom, a sure sign of Spring.

 

Cat Lenny is dreaming of Spring flowers that are just outside the window.

Cat Lenny is dreaming of Spring flowers that are just outside the window.

 

Cat Lenny is dreaming of Spring flowers that are just outside the window.

Siamese Cat Linus says those flowers smell soooo good.

 

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All Nine Lives, The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat

Making the Most of All Nine Lives, The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat is laugh out loud funny

‘Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat’ portrays just how humanly adventurous this one in a million cat, Buffy, is as he poses in some extraordinary places for his human, Paul Smulson. These unbelievable pictures take on even more significance as Award Winning pet lifestyle expert, author and radio, TV and pet industry personality, Sandy Robins pens one after another yarn into a laugh out loud event and a must-have book for any true cat lover.

Could we find as much humor on the thousands of cat posts all over the Internet? This 128-page book tells funny cat stories straight from the cat’s mouth, and he excels with both his wit and his prowess.

From pilot to golfer

When reading this book, Paws’ mom’s jaw went agape at Buffy posing as a pilot the cockpit of an airplane. How could he even get there, say anything about pose so calmly in his pilot attire?

On the golf course, how could Buffy hold the golf club? How could he do a karate chop? From Passover to the Ale House, Paws was amazed, wondering how he could do that. If these are real cat life situations. We wondered, how could Buffy mold into so many human situations like he was indeed a human?

Robins documents how Buffy managed to trade hairballs for golf balls, scratching posts for the ‘Evening Post’ and stopped meowing yawns in favor of mowing lawns. Buffy says, ‘I’ve always felt that I never received enough attention (one of my pet peeves), so I decided to transition from litter box to literature with this new tale of the tabby.’

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Why limit selfies to our indoor cats? These ferals who have the luxury of living inside have adapted quite well to their inside foster homes. They’ve learned to wind their humans around their paws, and now have learned how to take some pawsome selfies.

How have you taught your cats, or the community cats – and we all have some of those – how to take the best selfies? Share your tips for our readers to enjoy.

Help the feral cats

Shelter for feral cats can be a barn or empty out-building or a make-shift unit where the cat can escape predators and the elements.

 

Feral cats benefit from TNR programs

Feral cats benefit from coming inside out of the cold.

 

Handsome black and white feral cat selfie

Handsome black and white feral cat selfie

This Sunday Selfie Blog Hop is sponsored by The Cat on My Head

This Sunday Selfies Blog Hop is being hosted by Cat on My Head

This Sunday Selfies Blog Hop is being hosted by Cat on My Head

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