Tag Archives: cats

Decode Your Cat’s Behavior

19 Jan
via weheartit.com

via weheartit.com

Why do cats cry early in the morning (or all the time), roll like dogs on their backs, or ignore their litter boxes? Take a look at a few funny and frustrating cat antics and learn more about your cat’s personality.

Why do cats act like alarm clocks?
Crying in the morning can be traced to two things, the season, and well, you. Cat’s circadian rhythms adjust just as ours do. When summer approaches and the birds are up earlier, so is your cat, wanting to do exactly what predatory creatures are made to do: hunt. Not all pet owners will be okay with releasing their little lion into the great outdoors, so if your indoor cat is inappropriately waking you for food, you need to take action. Feeding your cat when he cries reinforces the crying, while waiting for the crying to end, or not instantly responding to the behavior with food, teaches your cat there will be no reward for early-morning wake-ups. Figure out when breakfast will be and stick to your schedule.

Why do cats roll on the floor?
Does the strange drop-and-roll move your cat performs puzzle you? Cat owners see this rolling all the time but many don’t know why it happens or what it means. About.com suggests looking to the time and location of the rolling for clues, adding that it’s a definite look-at-me maneuver designed to grab your attention. Does it happen when you’re doing computer work? As you lace up your sneakers before leaving the house? No matter where or when it happens, if your response to your rolling kitty is affectionate cooing or a tap on the head, know that you’re providing exactly what he wants: attention. While dogs may roll for a belly rub, your cat’s reasons for rolling are, well, cat-like, meaning on his terms (read: rubbing your cat’s belly could leave you with a scratch or two!). Continue reading

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A good job is hard to find…

12 Mar

More amusing copy from the job boards!

Editor – Part TIme (Westchester)
Source: craigslist.com
Company: abdonline.com
Best line? Come back to work, the country needs you.
Gotta love the editorial job descrips that have typos!

Cat Feeding And Socializing Twice A Day
Source: Indeed.com
Company: Definitely private
Best line? How about the whole post: I have a wonderful hairless cat named Mowgli who needs twice daily feeding and love. Please let me know if you are interested.
This one’s for LK. >^,,^<

Chief-Editor for Adult Publication (Midtown)
Source: craigslist.com
Company: Unmentioned
Best line? You will be the captain of this vessel (the publisher is mostly hands-off).

The Dealmakers Magazine Editor
Source: Ed2010.com
Company: The Dealmakers
Best line? One of the best decisions of your life is to apply for this position.
Okay so they have an office cat — I’d do it if it weren’t in Princeton, NJ.

Receptionist
Source: Mediabistro.com
Company: shootdigital
Best line? We are very interested in being your employer.
Really? Because I am very interested in being employed.

You’ve got questions?

29 Nov

Me too. Here’s a handful.

1. What’s one wine too many?
2. Is there a worse movie than Son of the Mask?
3. Can adding music to my mp3 player motivate me enough to get off the couch?
4. Will I be able to eat chili unregretfully if it is disguised as nachos?
5. Why is sour cream so good?
6. Where does Dave Salmoni live when he’s not hanging with the pride?
7. Can I plan a vacation a week after returning from one?
8. Is there a place relatively close to the United States that will allow me to hold a wild cat?
9. Who’s my favorite Ranger?
10. Why do Mondays still feel like Mondays?