The life and times of a senior cat with CATTITUDE!
03 Feb 2013 56 Comments
in Aging pets, Funny Cat Blog, Ginger Tabby Cat, indoor cats, Life With Cats, Only Cat Households
Tags: cat bathing himself, cat maintenance
Performing Routine Maintenance
Happy Silent Sunday! Sammy
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Feb 03, 2013 @ 04:29:53
Nothing quite as peaceful as watching a cat groom.
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:14:21
Mom says it’s peaceful to watch until I get some hair stuck on my tongue then I gag and cough and make all kindsa noise. Oh well – maintenance is too important to forego just to avoid a little gag now and then!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Feb 03, 2013 @ 05:33:33
A quick once over and you’re good to go!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:13:14
Indeed…..kinda like a carwash only free………
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Feb 03, 2013 @ 06:41:10
We all need a little housekeeping, sometimes.
Love and licks,
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:12:42
Hi Cupcake! It’s true……in order to be as gorgeous (or handsome) as we know we are, we must resort to some bodily touch up on occasion. A guy’s gotta do what a guy’s gotta do – right? HAPPY SUNDAY!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 06:42:36
Well Sam, routine maintenance is a must! Liking your kitty pillow there!!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:11:51
Hi Miss Pix…….aren’t those pillow way cool? My Auntie Carol is a quilter and she had some leftover fabric and made those pillows for my Mom….pretty neato huh? HAPPY SUNDAY – we’ve got snow!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:23:12
Oooo you can play in the snow Sammy and then come back in, climb up on your Mom’s lap, do routine maintenance AGAIN and NAP!!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 11:25:55
Exactly!!! MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY kinda Sunday!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 06:43:56
Good Sunday morning, Sammy. I think you missed a spot!!
Love the second photo especially.
Is it snowing?
Love, your girl Sundae
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:11:00
Hi Sundae……YES it’s snowing! I bet you don’t have any down south though do you! When I’m performing “maintenance” I most generally go all over EVERYTHING, then come back and start all over again just in case I missed anything….I’m VERY fastidious as most of us felines are. HAPPY SUNDAY!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 07:06:29
I’d like to see anyone of the bipeds do that ;o)
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:09:45
Hi Easy…..I agree……..it certainly would be painful for them I’m sure and no doubt they’d wind up in traction in the hospital…..or worse!!!!
Kitty hugs, Sammy
Feb 03, 2013 @ 07:32:07
MOL, gotta keep nice n clean Sammy, you neffer noze who’z gonna turn up. Wez gonna read the story laters cos we’z just flying round 100 blogs as wez had yesterday off, and we want’z to relax and read xxx00xx
Mollie and Alfie
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:09:04
Hi Mollie and Alfie………..I hope you all enjoy Mom’s longish shortish story. You have been SUPER busy with the Ball and the Circus and your new compawter and your mousepads and your bandanas and your – - – EVERYTHING! Take your time to enjoy this Sunday……..it’s SNOWING here!
Hailey and Zaphod
Feb 03, 2013 @ 07:34:03
One should always looks ones best, you never know when the Queen or the Mayor will drop by. Have a great day.
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:07:47
Very true Hailey and Zaphod…..VERY true….although here, it’s worrying whether the President might take a break from the White House and drive out into the countryside here in Virginia to visit…..you NEVER KNOW!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 07:35:37
Have a good Sunday!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:06:48
You too Miss Dianda! It’s snowing here……..but just barely. We’re gonna stay inside by the fireplace and just WATCH.
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:07:33
Awe, All the snow is gone here! Enjoy it!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 07:58:01
I love those couch cushions.
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:05:48
Hi LM! My Auntie Carol made those for my Mom….way cool huh? Purrrfect backdrop for a little routine maintenance I’d say!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:22:35
You’re definitely a good advert for grooming…you’re such a handsome boy! I especially love the black background pillow/cushion. Would love to see a close-up of it. Your Aunt Carol is as talented (in a different way) as your Mom.
Feb 03, 2013 @ 11:27:51
Hi Miss June! I agree about my Auntie Carol – she makes gorgeous quilts (the one in that photo on the back of the couch is one she made for my Mom)….those pillows were made from leftover material when she made tote bags for last year’s Book ‘Em book fair in North Carolina (she went with my Mom and sold her bags while Mom flogged her books). I love them….they usually “live” in the library but Mom had them on the couch in her studio that day…..
Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren)
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:24:18
won’t be “silent” here cause we will have football stuff on ALL day (it is on NOW)…imagine what Mom and Dad would do if their team was in the Super Bowl MOL. Have a great Sunday! Love, Cody
Feb 03, 2013 @ 11:25:26
Oh Cody I hear ya on the “imagine what if” stuff…..if the Redskins had made it my Mom (not as much my Dad) would be NUTSO all day today. As it is, since we don’t have cable TV, we don’t get any Super Bowl “hype” until later this afternoon but you’d better believe we’ll be tuned in. HAPPY SUPER BOWL SUNDAY DUDE!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 10:11:55
Hey Sammy! I just wanted to tell you that I think it’s amazing how us cats lift our legs so high to clean under “there”. Did you receive your bacon today? I hope you have a great Super Bowl day, and if your watching animal planet, they have a Kitty Halftime Show. Who are you rooting for in the Superbowl, Sammy?
- Poka Kitty Hugs
Feb 03, 2013 @ 11:24:14
We cats are very agile – it’s why we’re so good at yoga I think!! I had bacon my weekend bacon ration thankfully because Mom made pancakes and bacon for her and Dad. We’re set for the Super Bowl…have snacks at the ready and we’re only rooting for the Baltimore Ravens because we are only a couple of hours away from Baltimore but HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS away from San Francisco!
Feb 04, 2013 @ 19:31:07
Good for us Baltimore Ravens fans, Sammy! Although I like the Bears much better, I’m glad that Mr. Oher and his team won in the Ravens side! Glad you had a nice tasty breakfast Sammy. Tuesday Teaser- Here Tomorrow!
-Meow, Hugs, and Pawprints, Poka
Feb 05, 2013 @ 07:13:12
Hi Poka….yes today is Teaser day and I think it’s a TOUGHIE!!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 10:34:02
Nothing better than a good wash!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 11:22:05
I agree Misaki……it’s a matter of pride isn’t it! We’re gorgeous and we want to STAY that way (unless of course we’re having fun playing in the dirt or mud or snow) ! As soon as we can, we clean ourselves right back up so we can be deserving of all those admiring glances we get!!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Feb 03, 2013 @ 12:32:22
Where’s the water?
Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:43:10
Hi Mr. Leo….we kitties don’t need extra water (or a crummy old tub or shower) because we just use our SPIT…..sounds disgusting but we like to think of it as a combination body wash/wax shine product and best of all IT WORKS!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 12:39:27
Wes is starting tos shed. Mommy has been trying to gets all the hairs off us, as she is sick of stepping in yakked up hairballs!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:41:47
Oh Nellie I know how much you enjoy leaving a horky, yakky wad of “stuff” where your Mom can step right in it when she gets out of bed…..tee hee…..
Feb 03, 2013 @ 12:52:12
Sunday’s a good time for a thorough bath ’cause after all, cleanliness is next to Godliness and we know all cats believe they are god. Purrs and hugs, the kitties at http://www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette
Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:40:19
Absolutely!!! Thanks for taking time out of your Sunday to visit…….you all looked QUITE comfy on your heated floor on your blog today.
Feb 03, 2013 @ 13:23:17
We are doing that today too!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:39:26
Great minds (and clean cats) think alike Sparkle!!
Katie and Coccolino
Feb 03, 2013 @ 13:27:44
Make sure you get all those tricky spots!
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig
Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:39:04
Those tricky spots are the ones I REALLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYY work on!!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 13:47:34
Routine maintenance… I like that!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:38:40
Nissy, a guy’s gotta do what a guy’s gotta do…..right? You know – it takes work to look handsome all the time!
Layla Morgan Wilde
Feb 03, 2013 @ 14:06:10
Happy Super Snooze Sunday
Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:37:45
Hi Miss Layla! Pawsome book review today on Boomer Muse…….sounds like a goodie (of course since cats are involved!!). Happy Sunday – say hi to your guys for me will you???
The Island Cats
Feb 03, 2013 @ 14:39:15
You gotta keep a clean machine! Happy Sunday!
Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:36:59
Very true……..a well-oiled machine runs more efficiently (and looks better too!!)
Feb 03, 2013 @ 15:05:09
The toes need a lot of work so they carry you around well. I pay close attention to the Feets.
Feb 03, 2013 @ 16:35:22
That’s right! Where would we be without our wheels???!!!
Feb 05, 2013 @ 04:10:09
Love the cushions mum has been naughty and just ordered an original Simon’s cat drawing. shhh don’t tell Dad yet LOL
Feb 05, 2013 @ 07:10:16
Oh wow! That’s great! I promise not to tell your Dad…..honest I won’t!
Mar 03, 2013 @ 19:06:53
Ta-Da diz iz da last blog of yerz to reply to
Me did it!!!!! It waz a silent Sunday here cause me not talk to Mum!!! Me told her to watch da Nascar race n let me answer da bloggies!!!
Wehw *wipez da forehead wif a paw*…now me can get to toher biz…..liek eatin!!!!
Lub ya Sammy n you IZ BERY cute!!!
Lub Nylablue n her Mum…..
Mar 04, 2013 @ 07:18:29
WOW Nylablue….you really DID catch up a lot on my bloggy postings!! You had a good idea telling your Mom to watch the NASCAR race (my Mom watched that too). It’s the only way to get some “CAT TIME” – get our humans involved in something ELSE!
Hope you have a super duper Monday!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Mar 08, 2013 @ 15:17:32
Me had sore pawz fer dayz Sammy!!! Mum iz anserin fer me today!! We fell behind on eberyone’z blogz diz week!! So me iz dictatin n Mum iz typin!!!!
Me alwayz incouragez Mum to watch her British comedies n NASCAR n ‘Coronashun Street’ so me can have ‘lap time’…OK NOW you know Mum!!! MOL!!
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