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Geriatric Cat can still jump and play

Geriatric Cat Clyde can still jump and play

Geriatric Cat Clyde can still scale 3 to 4 feet to the top of the glass cabinet in the living-room.

Geriatric Cat can still jump and play

Geriatric Cat still looks great for his 19 years.

Geriatric Cat can still jump and play

Geriatric Cat Clyde ponders do I stay up here, or get down?

Geriatric Cat can still jump and play

It’s a long ways down. Do I dare jump?

Geriatric Cat can still jump and play

Just like yesteryear, Clyde finds his old hide-out.

Geriatric Cat can still jump and play

Hope those younger cats aren’t around. I don’t want to be on the ceiling anymore.

Clyde can still jump and play despite being 19-years-of-age. He what they call a geriatric cat as he is over 15.

The International Cat Care organization points out in recent years, feline ages and life-stages have been redefined. Cats are considered to be elderly once they reach 11 years with senior cats defined as those aged between 11-14 years and geriatric cats 15 years and upwards.

Clyde, always a scaredy cat

Keep in mind, Clyde is, and always has been, a scaredey cat, and in the past year, it’s gotten worse as the two youngest cats chase him when they see him. As Clyde’s human could not stand him hiding in the closet, Paws set up a nice setting, complete with a whole second floor to himself. The benefit, he gets to snuggle with his human ever night, and Lenny and Little Yellow have the downstairs where they cannot terrorize him. The other two cats, Pink Collar and Siamese Linus aren’t a threat, so they can go either upstairs or down.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

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

While Clyde spends most of his time sleeping and is starting to look like a geriatric cat, the Paws gang hears him running and playing in the middle of the night. But it’s less and less frequently.

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Sleeping With Cats

Sleeping with cats can be a challenge for all of our cat lovers. Most prefer not to banish our felines from the bedroom, and invite them to share our beds. Needless to say, by doing so, we have a number of humorous stories to share.

While we don’t have a selfie of Linus sleeping with his human (we’re going to work on that for a later post), we are sharing some selfies of this handsome blue-eyed boy as we participate in this Sunday Selfie Blog Hop, kindly sponsored by Kitty Blue’s The Cat on My Head. We invite you to check out all the blogs of all these pawsome participants.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

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

We’re also sharing an infographic provided by Freya at MattressOnline, that can serve as a guide for sleeping with your cat.

My Siamese Linus makes sure he’s at the door when it’s time for his human to go to bed, and even if he is getting bribed with a favorite treat, he runs to the door to make sure he’s not in prime position to share his human’s bed. It takes him a bit to settle down, and he likes to walk over the top of my head, pulling my hair. He then tries to find a favorite side on which he can lay. If his human is not positioned just right, he’ll find an arm to curl up in.

 

Sleeping with cats

Linus snuggles with his human every night.

Sleeping with cats

Linus think about where’s the best spot to snuggle with my human tonight.


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Kitty has the whole world in his paws on Earth Day

Kitty has the whole world in his paws on Earth Day

Kitty ponders do I have, The Whole World in my Paws on Earth Day?

Kitty has the whole world in his paws on Earth Day

This kitty may seem ho, hum, but he does know how important the environment is this Earth Day.

Kitty has the whole world in his paws on Earth Day. This post is a bit of a parody on a famous religious song, ‘He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands’, a song, the Paws’ family remembers from Sunday School, and more recently, singing during Communion Services at the Gardiner Alzheimer’s Center, when my human Mom was a resident.

She  passed on over 3 years ago, but Paws and our feline family still loves the song.We occasionally pick up the guitar and strum it while the kitties purr along.

The traditional American spiritual was first published in 1927.  As we come upon Earth Day, April 22, we need to think about our world, and our environment, and fact is we do have the fate of the whole world in our hands.

The Lyrics, Kitty’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Here are the lyrics. Think about it, if we were to change the song and insert the word Kitty for He, and sing Kitty’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, it fits perfectly. Here we recite the original wording of the song.

He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s got the itty bitty baby in His hands
He’s got the itty bitty baby in His hands
He’s got the itty bitty baby in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s got a-you and me brother in His hands

He’s got a-you and me brother in His hands
He’s got a-you and me brother in His hands
He’s got a-you and me brother in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s Got a you and me sister Kitty in His Hands

He’s got a-you and me sister in His hands
He’s got a-you and me sister in His hands
He’s got a-you and me sister in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands
He’s got the whole world in His hands

Written by J Baird, Pd Traditional

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Pet Parade app offers fun photo contest

Pet Parade app offers fun photo contest

Pet Parade app offers fun photo contest

Pet Parade offers fun photo contest. The new mobile app has a photo contest category for dogs, cats and critters, which covers almost every imaginable pet.

There’s still plenty of time to enter the Pet Parade Photo Contest.. However, if you want to be part of the Cutest Pet of Spring, you’ll need to get your pet into his best pose and hop on over, and that deadline is April 30, 2017.

First place will win:

  • 1st Place Ribbon.
  • Custom Pillow with your Pet’s photo.
  • Gift Basket of Treats and Toys ($150 value).

Prizes will also be awarded to second, third and fourth place winners. Pet Parade lists many of the pawesome entries on their home page. You’ll need to set up an account, and register your pet to enter. But why not? There’s a chance to win over $2,000.00 in prizes.

There’s more. You can:

  • Share & decorate cute pics of your pet.
  • Join a contest to win fun pet prizes.
  • Vote for and send virtual treats to your favorite pets.
  • Compete for the title of Cutest Pet in the World!

You can download the app at the Apple Store or Google Play. If you click on the link, you will get a link send to your phone to download the app. How cool!

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Kitties get bored! Views of the outside can entertain them.

How many times do we hear our friends say, I’m bored. Or better yet, when you were a kid, can you remember saying, ‘I’m bored’. This human sure can remember saying that endless times, and I sooooo wish, I had time to be bored, now.

Kittties get bored

Kitty Lenny spends lots of time watching fun stuff safely from the kitchen’s picture window.

With a full-time job, keeping up my blog ‘Paws for Reflection’, taking care of five cats and a big house, the word bored is not in my vocabulary any more.

Kitties get bored

The kitties, on the other hand, have lots of time of their paws. Just like people with lots of time on their hands, they get bored. And bored kitties, just like humans, can get into lots of mischief.

Kitties get bored

Siamese Linus watches it snow.

Kitties watch Snowy Owl to keep from being bored

Kitties and their human get a nice view of a Snowy Owl to keep them from getting bored.

Kitties get bored and this view of a Snowy Owl keeps them entertained

Kitties get bored and this view of a Snowy Owl keeps them entertained.

This Snowy Owl was a real treasure for the kitties and their human.

This Snowy Owl was a real treasure for the kitties and their human.

Kitties get bored, but these turkeys kept them entertained for a few hours.

Kitties get bored, but these turkeys kept them entertained for a few hours.

Views of these big birds keep kitties from getting bored.

Views of these big birds keep kitties from getting bored.

Views of these big birds keep kitties from getting bored.

Views of these big birds keep kitties from getting bored.

As responsible cat owners, it’s up to us to be sure they are entertained.  While we may invest a cat-load of dollars into fancy cat trees and toys, sometimes their entertainment comes from a great view of the outside world. While we humans can occupy our minds with the latest happenings of years, days, or months ago, cats don’t hold on to memories. They live in the moment. And when it’s not meal or nap time, they are looking for mental stimulation so they don’t get bored.

At the Paws household, we have a huge picture window in our kitchen, and all the kitties enjoy time sharing that spot. While it does not provide the best sun, it does provide some great viewing opps.

This winter was no different. Today, as we join The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie, blog hop, we want to share some of our views from this past winter. While many of these selfies are not of the Paws’ kitties, we thought we’d share some of the mega photos we’ve taken over the course of this past winter.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

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

It was a long one, and the kitties were very amused when they saw a flock of turkeys going through the back yard. They were not as thrilled about seeing the snow bury the TV dish. And the Snowy Owl, well, that’s just something they’ve never seen before (neither had their human).

Today, we share some of our many photos taken this past winter, capturing the kitties enjoying the outside, from the inside out.

Kitties get bored, too! Providing views of the outside world can help entertain them.

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At Paws for Reflection, we're serious about cats, writing about cat health, cat rescue and cat news. We delve into why cats are the absolute best soul mates. We spring in a little humor with lots of travel tips, photos and a few feline tales, making Paws for Reflection a must stop for cat information on the cat crazed Internet. BJ is an award-winning blogger/journalist, communications professional and photographer.

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