Picture: Like Cats and Dogs

I will comfort you (ooo)
I’ll take your part, oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Bridge over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel


“Cat comforts dog?”


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Video – Bell the Cat

Cat videos have surely taken on a life of their own on the Internet and the segment below shows one reason why. The video is simplicity itself, but it is entertaining and somewhat captivating. I have one suggestion below the video. I hope you find this as interesting as I did.

Notes From the Video – Pavlov’s Humans: Adorable video shows cats ‘training scientist’ to bring them food every time they ring a bell

NOTE – I wonder what would have happened if ringing the “other cat’s bell” would have yielded more treats? Would they have learned to ring only the other bell?

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Video Trailer – Kedi and the Street Cats of Istanbul

Generally speaking, I am a dog lover, but I do like cats as well. I have had a couple of cats as pets and I was very fond of them. I don’t think a cat loves as unconditionally as a dog and they have a tendency to restrict their emotions. I don’t currently have any pets, but I have friends with cats and dogs and I enjoy being a “grandfather” or “uncle” to them. I play, go home and they stay. What could be better?

The Internet reports that a documentary, Kedi and the Street Cats of Istanbul, will be in theaters soon and I thought JBRish readers would enjoy viewing the trailer. There are certain countries around the world that have areas that become known for their affinity toward one animal or another. You may have heard that there is a cat island in Japan so I guess this is a special bond various cultures develop.


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Photography – Nested Pets (Dogs and Cats)

We have an expression in our house – nested bests. What this means is that you are in the best place with the best people doing the best thing at the best time; nested bests. There aren’t many nested bests moments, but when they happen, they are worth savoring and recalling.

The photo below is a variation on the theme – nested pets!

Nested Pets - Two Dogs and a Cat


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Video – Anyone Want to Adopt Pinky the CAT!

Let’s paraphrase Robert Burns and put this under the category of “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men often go astray.”

Nobody likes to see animals in shelters especially if those shelters can not house these former pets or strays indefinitely. We can all identify with people who create videos to help find these pets a new, loving home. There are times, however, when the animals themselves are working at odds to that goal.

Enter Pinky the cat...

Kitten Kaboodle

My wife and I have had a couple of cats as pets and I must admit that dogs ARE more lovable and warm and fuzzy, but there is still something quite attractive and mysterious about cats.

Our last cat was Kitty Carlisle (KC) named after a popular TV and game show personality of the 1950’s – 60’s. I guess I am showing my age a bit here. At first when we mentioned the name of the cat some people who were a bit older would smile knowingly. Now we rarely get any recognition whatsoever so it is just a cute cat name.

Here is a picture of Carlisle enjoying her favorite pastime and perhaps a favorite of every cat!

Kitty Carlise, our cat, napping

KC didn’t always sleep. Sometimes she just rested. Here she is in an open fall window enjoying the last warm breezes of autumn. Yes, that is a towel under her. You wouldn’t want her to lay down on a hard, uneven window sill would you?

Kitty Carlisle resting in an open window.

If you happened to walk in on her and disturb her routine such as when cleaning herself while sitting in the papasan chair, she would stare you down.

Kitty Carlisle staring from the papasan chair

One of her very favorite times was when my wife would bring a towel straight from the clothes dryer to assure that she had a warm cozy place to…what else…Nap!

Kitty Carlisle under a warm towel straight from the dryer

We also enjoy cartoons, drawings, poems and other creative works featuring cats and lucky for me, I live with a quilter. If you are not familiar with Laurel Burch, she has some fantastic, multi-colored and often nearly psychedelic designs. As luck would have it, I think she liked cats too.

Here is one of her squares of a cat family with a very loving kitten.

Laurel Burch Cat Quilt Square

Momma cat and Tom have a young one of their own. Please forgive the wayward thread.

Laurel Burch Cat Quilt Square

This conservative cat family seems very organized and I guess they have a routine.

Laurel Burch Cat Quilt Square

This block pays homage to multiple births among cats.

Laurel Burch Cat Quilt Square

This family group seems a bit blue!

Laurel Burch Cat Quilt Square

This is cat couple and child seem very much in love!Once again, please forgive the wayward threads.

Laurel Burch Cat Quilt Square

Although Kitty Carlisle is no longer with us, her spirit remains strong within us and we still have a feline affinity, as you can probably tell.


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Cat Crazy

Kitty Carlisle

Kitty Carlisle’s Favorite Activity

At one time we shared our life with a cat. She was a wonderful pet and there were moments that she was cute beyond belief and other times when she was very exasperating for nothing more than acting like the cat she was. I have never seen an animal sleep more or be more afraid of the smallest object. Bags and boxes were two of her most favorite toys. For those who love their cats like we loved her, I offer the video below:

10 Signs You’re a Crazy Cat Person!

Have you loved a cat? What was your cat’s funniest habit or quirk? Comment below.