Chatty Cats: Duped, Wonky and More!

Happy Friday! We had a nice surprise this week to learn that we’ve received two Certificates of Excellence from the Cat Writers’ Association! One is for a photo of Woodrow…

tabby cat grooming

And the other certificate is for our Remember Me Thursday post: Pro Tips for Adopting a Shelter Cat (from a former shelter cat!).

Pro Tips for Adopting a Shelter Cat (from a former shelter cat!) #RememberMeThursday

This was our first year entering the CWA Communications Contest, and I submitted a total of four entries. The other two entries were for humor categories, so I guess we’re not as funny as I’d hoped. Oh, just kidding! I know our readers and followers appreciate us, but judging can be hard (I was also a judge) – and humor is definitely subjective. We’re happy that we were recognized for the above-mentioned entries, and we’re honored to be in such good company!

Here’s what the cats were chatting about this past week.

Cute and Ferocious

Dexter: Mama, look what I can do! (whaps toy)
Mama: You’re very cute.
Dexter: I’m not cute! I’m a wild ferocious tiger mancat!
Mama: Well, you’re probably the cutest wild ferocious tiger mancat ever.
Dexter: (sighs) It’s a burden I must carry.

tabby cat playing with ripple rug

Olive on a Caturday

Mama: Hi, Olive. Uh, what’s going on here?
Olive: It’s Caturday, Mama.
Mama: And…?
Olive: And the catnip jar may need a refill now.

goofy tortie cat

Pounce Monster

Sophie: Look, Mama. Dexter and Olive are having fun without me.
Mama: Go join them.
Sophie: Olive won’t let me.
Mama: She probably doesn’t like you pouncing on her.
Sophie: I can’t help it, Mama! She causes my inner pounce monster to come out. It’s not healthy to hold in a pounce, you know.

beautiful white cat


Mama: You’re looking adorable today.
Dexter: Am I extra treats adorable?
Mama: I’d say…two extra treats adorable.
Dexter: I was going for five.
Mama: Three.
Dexter: Four.
Mama: Five.
Dexter: Deal!
Mama: Wait, what?
#catnegotiations #distractedbyadorableness

handsome tabby cat in tie

It’s Woodrow!!!

Woodrow: Mama, you haven’t posted my picture lately. My friends are going to forget what I look like!
Mama: It’s only been a week. I’m sure they remember what you look like.
Woodrow: Friends, are you out there? It’s me, Woodrow. Dis is what I look like!

goofy tabby cat

Wonky Wednesday

Sophie: Mama, Dexter has gone wonky again! Will you reboot him?
Mama: I’ll be right there.
Sophie: Hurry, I think it’s contagious!

Where’s Spring?

Harley: May I have a word, Mama?
Mama: Uh oh, that doesn’t sound good.
Harley: I thought spring had arrived. It was hailing yesterday and now it’s freezing today!
Mama: You know, technically, 60 degrees isn’t freezing.
Harley: Zip it, Mama! I’m not in the mood for your technicalities.

handsome siamese cat

After our weekend in the 80s, we saw rain, hail, lightning and thunder yesterday. All of the cats are curled up tight today. Seeing them all (pretend) to be so cold, I turned on the heater for them. Has spring arrived in your area?

Bonus Friday Video

Here’s a quick  5-second video from Instagram Stories for your enjoyment.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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32 thoughts on “Chatty Cats: Duped, Wonky and More!

  1. It’s not a Friday without conversations from you kitties! I was disappointed about the humor thing too. Of all the humor articles submitted (15) only one was 90 or above. In many of the other categories, 70-80% of the entries won certificates. I don’t buy that CWA doesn’t have good humor writers. Confession time? When I was entering my entries in the humor category, I had this sense of dread because I know I can’t compete with these Friday conversations. I was sure if you entered, you’d win. Obviously, I wasn’t a judge!

    1. Aww, thank you! I actually didn’t submit in the humor articles. I did social media (which honestly I thought would’ve been my strongest entry) and blog. It’s all a great learning experience! And a big congrats to you on your certificates, too!!!

    2. And btw, you’ve humbled me with your comment. Coming from a humor writer like yourself, your words mean the world to me. :-) I “fell” into these chat conversations because I wanted to post more, and I’m glad they’ve been well received.

  2. Oh YAY! You deserve any awards you get – we love your blog, your humor (yes I said humor), your photography, and the conversations ALWAYS make us grin. If you didn’t figure it out by now – let me be PLAIN about it – WE LOVE YA!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

  3. What a great week! We love cat-ching up with all the action. Wow, Sophie you and Rumpy Bump handle Nanners the same. You have a tailio so look better doing it MOL
    Buddy, Timmy and Family

  4. Congratulations on the awards. I’m glad you have these Friday updates, I miss one or two on Instagram, and the ones I have seen are even funnier the second time around.

  5. I wish my home was as nice as your so I could post video of Beba with the new catnip snake… she’s BONKERS with it (so I ordered a 2nd one)!!
    Now that the rain stopped again, the cats were happy that I put back the outdoor chair cushions so they could enjoy the sun in luxury!!

  6. Loved the video of Sophie bunny kicking her nippy nanner, and of course all the chats and photos.
    Congrats on your awards.

  7. I love that tie- you look extra handsome in it. Congrats on the awards- well deserved! You always make me chuckle- I think you should have gotten humor awards too. XO

  8. We’re so proud of you! Congratulations on your well-deserved Certificates of Excellent, Rachel. :)

    And Sophie, we love your video — you’re really giving that nip nanner the what for! MOL!

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