Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cat sleeping positions

I found this drawing that the human of the house says describes cat sleeping positions perfectly. And it is cute too!

It is pinned to our Pinterest account, and it is found in a lot of places on the web, but even a Google image search couldn't tell us where it came from originally. Maybe someone can tell us?

cat lying positions terminology

I'm a cat bun or a cat loaf. Hera and Athena are both cat baguettes. They love to take up room when they nap! What position does your cat love?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Share a Shelter Cat

It is time to get the word out about another furry friend in need of a forever home. All of the cats I post on my blog that need homes come from the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter and can be viewed on

This little darling doesn't have a name posted. (Bring her home and give her one!)

Cat ID 24070504
Photo from
She is one year old and will be spayed and microchipped before you bring her home. She is mostly white with a bit of brown tabby - giving her a very unique look! If you are interested call 813-744-5660 or go to the shelter at 440 North Falkenburg Rd in Tampa, FL. 

Her ID number is 24070504

Monday, October 13, 2014

Athena and the snake

Mom said there was a snake in the house. I was excited because there was a new friend to play with!

But I didn't see any snakes.

Mom said it was right next to me. But I still didn't see it.

There it is! Time to play with my new friend!

But then Mom did something really mean. She took my new friend outside so he could go home. I wasn't going to hurt him. Really!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fun with LunaPic

It is time to add some interest to a rather boring photo. (I mean, naturally there is never a boring photo of me, but this one isn't very interesting.) I am just lying around on the floor when I should be on a fancy throne or bed like this one.

I am, of course, lying between the entrance area of the house and the living room which practically guarantees that everyone will have to be inconvenienced and step over me. I wouldn't have it any other way.

cat on floor

The lady of the house used LunaPic's "colored pencil sketch" option to make the picture more interesting. I'm beautiful! But then again, that goes without saying.

LunaPic cat

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hera plays dead - eek!

I call this, "how to completely freak out the humans in the house and make them think you are dead." 

cat pretends to be dead

I should so get a job on CSI or NCIS or Criminal Minds, or any of those shows where humans get paid to be a murder victim. Halloween is just around the corner, I think I'll try this again in a few weeks!

And if my photo is too much, how about the one the lady of the house took this morning, It was too cloudy for the eclipse, but she saw this in the neighborhood instead.

hot air balloon

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Waiting for a forever home

It is Tuesday and we are joining Dogs and Pawz for their weekly Tuesday's Tails. If you read Athena's New Life yesterday you know that the shelter she was in has an extremely high euthanasia rate. Because of this, we will be featuring animals from the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter every week.

It is SOOOO difficult to pick just one! Thankfully the Urgent Cats of Tampa Bay Facebook page showcases all of the kittens and cats there. (Warning - clicking on their link may require tissues!) 

The is Mota. Look at that gorgeous white fur! Mota is a 2 year old neutered male. His ID # is 23958215. So if you live in the Tampa Bay area and are looking for a new friend, check Mota out at Hillsborough County Animal Services

adopt Mota
Photo from

Monday, October 6, 2014

Athena's new life

As I mentioned Saturday, last Wednesday was my Gotcha Day. My Mom and Dad and the younger humans in the house had a busy week and it slipped their minds. They felt horrible about it! So today's post is all about my favorite day ever - the day I came home.

My story can't be told without telling everyone about the awesome volunteers at Urgent Cats of Tampa Bay. Without them, my family would have never found me. The people at Urgent Cats go to the Hillsborough County Animal Services shelter almost every day and take the time to photograph and get to know all of the cats. Then they take the photos and post them on their website and Facebook page. Hillsborough County Animal Services takes in about 900 cats a month so these volunteers have A LOT of work to do. Sadly, because HCAS takes in so many cats, many are euthanized. That is why what Urgent Cats of Tampa Bay does is so important! 

Athena in the shelter

This is me in the shelter when I was 5 months old. This photo was taken by the awesome volunteers at Urgent Cats of Tampa Bay and posted on their website and Facebook page. (The cat in the photo with me is my sister who was adopted a few days before me.)

My adopted Mom kept looking at all of the cats posted and decided that it was time to adopt! My human sisters and Mom hopped into the car and headed to the shelter. They looked through all of the cages - twice! (That's a lot of cats!) And they were very sad that they could only pick one. (There were two furry siblings waiting at home for me already.) I was soooo lucky I was the one they picked!

shelter cat rides home

shelter cat rides home

Here I am on my way home from the shelter. This was before my Mom realized the girls took me out of my box and made them put me back in to be safe. (I guess it is hard to drive when I am trying to help.) On the way home everyone talked about a name for me. I was called Sandy in the shelter, but I was very interested to find out what new name I might get. Because my cat brother and sister were named Zeus and Hera, they decided my name would be Athena. Pretty neat!

Mom said I was new and had to wait to meet my new cat brother and sister. She said I needed to hang out in my own room for a few days to get used to the place and make sure everything was OK. Even though everyone visited me in the new room all of the time I was lonely and cried. So my big brother Zeus saved me! (I guess someone didn't shut the door to my room hard enough.)

cat meeting

Things were kind of crazy around my new home for the first few months. I didn't know I wasn't supposed to climb the curtains! And I fought with my new brother and sister all of the time. I also loved climbing on shelves. But sometimes I broke the things on the shelves too. Oops! I stole all sorts of food off the table when no one was looking - even waffles! And I ran out the door every time someone opened it. (I am very fast.) I couldn't help it - there was just so much stuff out there!

I also may have watched a little too much TV.

kitten watching TV

It took about 4 months before I finally knew the rules. I now know where I can go and where I can't go. I don't break things anymore and I don't climb curtains. I am also not allowed in a certain bedroom with a certain hamster. Zeus and Hera and I still fight sometimes, but we love each other.