Wednesday, March 3, 2010

You're Not a Bookworm Without a Cat

Instead of doing another "Waiting on Wedesday" post, I decided to do something different.....like post about my cat. In my opinion (and Julie's too) you aren't a true bookworm until you've owned a cat. For hundreds of years cats have been associated with libraries, books (including magic ones), poets, and authors. I guess you could say cats are a symbol of knowledge. From their deep, silent, green eyes to their quiet and regal stature, cats are the perrrrfect companion for readers and writers [unless you're allergic; don't worry, there is such a thing as a hairless cat]. Meeeeow!


Meet my baby: Julie Bug. I call her "Jewy" for short. Julie's very different from any other cat I've owned. She only likes one person--that would be me--and prefers to hide in any tight crevices she can squeeze into. Unfortunately, even though she can be calm around me and be a very sweet kitty, she is very nervous and darts at loud noises. She hates men--must be the deep voices--and dogs; you could say she's a great feminist. She likes to be clean, so Julie tolerates a bath every six months or so (keeps the dander on the down-low level for awhile which helps with my seasonal allergies). Julie came to me as a kitten of about 4 weeks old. We found her inside the compartment between the truck door and the front wheel. How she managed to cram herself up in there we'll never know. See, didn't I say she likes tight spaces? Not as tight was the pickle she got herself into yesterday. She got up inside an old air conditioning unit we have sitting on our roof and got stuck the water-wheel compartment. You should have heard her meowing poor thing. Scared me to death--thought we'd never get her out of there. Thankfully, Julie got out safe and sound with only a minor wound where a claw use to be. She has short term memory, so she didn't suffer to much trauma, LOL, but I doubt she'll be going near the roof anytime soon. Julie will be 4 years old on May 27th. She also likes to read. Don't believe me? Check it out:

Oh, okay. So she can't read, but she sure likes to try. Library books are her favorite because she loves to smell where they've been. Chow for now and happy reading.


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10 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I agree! Booklovers should own a cat. Or two. (I have two, do I'm double-covered.)

Thanks for introducing Jewy. Hope she stays out of trouble for a little while!

miss cindy :) said...

I love this post! I also believe its true! I've always been a reader, but it wasn't until around the time I got my cat that I really started reading a LOT more. Still do to this day :) Great pictures!

Lady Scribbles said...

Aww that is sooo adorable. I have my own book loving kitty cat named Mystery.

Hull.Margaret said...

YES I love cats...mine sits in my lap as I read.
Penny

Kelsey said...

Aw love your cat! I have two :) This post was a good idea, may post about my pets now!

Addicted Book Reader said...

Aww your kitty is cute! I love my cat too : D

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Aww, this post is adorable. It made me smile :)

sharonlovescats said...

Awh how adorable! Three cheers for feminist cats!

The Book Junkie's Bookshelf said...

Cute post...I had a cat once....Now I have 2 dogs who like to cuddle up and read with me.

Nina said...

Cats are so cute, okay not all of them, but yours is! :) This post was fun to read!

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