CATS are magical! - the more you pet them the longer you both live .. CATS True Stories here .. Mystery Animal Roams the Streets in California : http://abcnews.go.com/US/mystery-animal-roams-streets-california/story?id=24829835 HT_Mystery_animal_mar_140804_16x9_992.jpg - I see I see, stray cat, surely. Good Morning America, LOL. ----------------- A Man and His Cat By TIM KREIDER Here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/a-man-and-his-cat/ I LIVED with the same cat for 19 years — by far the longest relationship of my adult life. Under common law, this cat was my wife. I fell asleep at night with the warm, pleasant weight of the cat on my chest. The first thing I saw on most mornings was the foreshortened paw of the cat retreating slowly from my face and her baleful crescent glare informing me that it was Cat Food Time. As I often told her, in a mellow, resonant, Barry White voice: “There is no luuve … like the luuve that exists … between a man … and his cat.” The cat was jealous of my attention; she liked to sit on whatever I was reading, walked back and forth and back and forth in front of my laptop’s screen while I worked, and unsubtly interpolated herself between me and any woman I may have had over. She and my ex Kati Jo, who was temperamentally not dissimilar to the cat, instantly sized each other up as enemies. When I was physically intimate with a woman, the cat did not discreetly absent herself but sat on the edge of the bed with her back to me, facing rather pointedly away from the scene of debauch, quietly exuding disapproval, like your grandmother’s ghost. .. -read more on the original article, please .. __________ Confessions of a Cat Guy By PETER CATAPANO Here: http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/confessions-of-a-cat-guy/ nyto-cat-tmagArticle enhanced.jpg Tim Kreider, the author of the Sunday Review cover article “A Man and His Cat,” spoke with Op-Talk about people and their pets, and his relationship with the cat who inhabited his life and home for 19 years. He was interviewed by Peter Catapano, an editor in Opinion. You’ve been a cartoonist and writer for decades and have dealt with topics essential to human existence — work, love, friendship, death, sex and even politics. Do you find it odd to be interviewed now about your relationship with your cat? I would describe my attitude as rueful resignation. I take some consolation in the likelihood that if someone could interview Nietzsche or Lincoln or the Buddha or Alexander the Great today, if the interviewer were to learn the subject had owned a cat, they’d blow the rest of their column inches asking cat questions instead of following up on the eternal recurrence or slavery or reincarnation or was it true he killed his brother. .. - read more on the original article, please .. A modest proposal: post here more cat stories, please ..