Aki and Iset announce their wedding intentions

The astounding number of online dating sites makes it easier to make friends, find romance and true love over the Ethernet. Additionally, meeting people with common interests in the wide variety of groups on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, along with the plethora of topical email gatherings; finding a beloved virtual soulmate can be at our fingertips

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Several months ago, Aki- our three-year-old blue-ticked tabby was looking over my shoulder while I was enjoying a delightful chat about cats with my dear friend Sarah. We started sharing photos of our kitties and Aki instantly fell head –over- heels with Iset, Sarah’s tabby-point Siamese female.

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Aki, smitten with this gorgeous female kitty who is the same age- born in the same month no less-  but at the same time, he felt timid and shy.  He was concerned that his love for her might be unrequited. Iset was also a bit reserved for the very same reason; wondering if a younger chap would remain interested. However, after spending some time chatting, they finally realized that their feelings would last forever.  Within a few weeks, Aki proposed to Iset again.  Following her joyful acceptance, Sarah and I began planning for the upcoming wedding ceremony.

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photos of Iset courtesy of Sarah

Naturally, this stellar event would have to be highly publicized; with invitations to their nuptials and the reception going out to all of their cat-loving friends. Sarah and I were so excited we started making plans. However, much to our dismay, Aki suddenly became very ill  and everything had to be put on hold. Aki and Iset were both devastated and incredibly disappointed.

After a few months of tender veterinary care given him by his beautiful loving lady doctor, Aki fully recovered.  Iset was over the moon thrilled about how Aki’s good health, and once again the two love “birds” started asking Sarah and me to begin planning the big event. Both Aki and Iset are ecstatic by their upcoming celebration and are contributing some great ideas about time logistics, since Aki lives in the USA in Florida while Iset resides in London, England.

The fantastic mews is flying or ocean travel is of no concern since the Internet is where the loving couple met and their ceremony will be one of the hottest virtual weddings in the history of feline romances. So do follow us  to remain current by all further announcements concerning this enchanting, rapturous and awe-inspiring event that will  join Aki and Iset in matrimony.

Please conCATulate the happy pair on their upcoming nuptials with a comment. They would truly appreciate them.

Letting cats be cats: That’s my mission!

Much to my chagrin the other day,  I was suddenly besieged with a nagging thought rattling my brain; one that troubled me immensely. This disturbing realization hit me like a ton of bricks and got me wondering if I might be somehow be upsetting our kitties.

Just like any other passionate kitty lover, I adore hanging out with our cats. I get an inordinate amount of pleasure watching them as they eagerly devour their food and spending time playing with them; marveling at their silly antics. But at the same time, it’s possible that I  often tend to overly worry about them. I can’t even begin fathoming what life would be like without having a couple of highly intelligent, curious felines to love and dote upon.

Now please don’t take me wrong.  Aki and Poe are both very happy with the attention I give them. But at the same time, it feels to me that recently they have been giving me signs that give me a feeling that there are times when they just want to be left alone do their “cat things: (whatever that means). And since I don’t want them to think that I am imposing on them, I felt compelled to ask them how I could be more sensitive to their needs.

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Poe looked up at me compassionately, reminding me that although he has been living with us for over three years, that he still considers himself “feral”. Purring very softly he said, “Although I enjoy your company, there are times when hanging out in the cat tree to just observe my surroundings and get away from that bratty Aki is just what I need. So whenever you see me hanging out high in my safe and secure tunnel, just know I am happy and content.”  I promised that I would do my best to honor his request.

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I assume that Aki was eavesdropping on my conversation with Poe because he suddenly chimed in, whispering, “Playing with you is so much fun, and I adore snuggling with you. But since my curiosity is unquenchable, when something suddenly captures my attention, whatever caught my eye must immediately be investigated. Get it? “

Letting cats do their “cat things” is so crucial for our felines. It is what makes them so special and allows them to be who they truly are.

While I know this feline “rule” in my heart, nevertheless I am extremely curious if I am alone with my concern?  Has anyone else ever wondered if they have inadvertently upset their kitties?  If you have ever shared my concern, please leave me a reassuring comment.