Once upon a time, I was exclusively a dog person. Cats were mysterious pets that other people enjoyed. I liked a good tail wag and lick on the hand, to say nothing of the boisterous welcome home parties.
But, once I got to know my first cat, honestly, against my will, I was hooked. It took a long time for her to train me but the bottom line is you have to respect their boundaries until they are ready to remove them. Dogs will wag their tail for just about anyone. You have to get to know a cat slowly. Gradually the trust grows. Then the affection blossoms.
In honor of the lovelies that share our home this National Pet Week, lets take a look at some after-dinner, sitting-on-the-sofa, every-day, run-of-the-mill, unsolicited, kitty affection. These are candid shots while one or more parties were napping.
Jean Dion says
What a sweet post. I love to hear about people who are converted by cat power. Here’s hoping that happens to more and more dog people. There are so many sweet cats that need loving homes like yours!
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Thanks Jean. Cat power is very powerful but people have to be exposed.
I volunteer with a group that focuses on spay/neuter AND early childhood humane education. Hopefully, together we are helping solve the problem, one kitty at a time.
I was once a dog person too. Kitties have a way of captivating you from the moment they come into your home. I’m so glad that your kitties have trained you well. 🙂 Adorable photos!
So true. They are captivating. And demanding!
How sweet, Miss Sharon. And it looks like Punkin, Maxie & Bobbie aren’t shy to show their human’s some lovin’. Hugs to you!
Definitely not shy about that!
Hope you are having a fun day.
Lovely. I was always a cat person until we took in two mutts. Now, we have a blended fur family, and I couldn’t be happier.
Definitely, blended is best. My local family has seven dogs and eight cats, so we can get loves from both!
Sometimes people say kitties aren’t as affectionate as doggies. My experience is that they are, just in very different ways. I wanted to highlight that for National Pet Week.
Ellen Pilch says
Very sweet. I grew up with dogs and didn’t have a cat until I got married. Now we have 13 🙂
Thirteen! Now that’s a magic number.
We have six and, just like yours, they all have such different personalities, different ways of asking for attention and different ways of giving affection.