Ziggy

by Lesley
(Devon)

Ziggy Rules.

Ziggy Rules.

This splendid specimen of cat-hood is my neighbour's cat Ziggy.

He's about 16 years old and he rules the close that we live in.

Your piece about the Dutchman who was fined because he waited for a cat reminded me of Ziggy. He likes to sit in the middle of the close and he will only move in his own time. Often we have to get out of the car and move him so that we can drive out of our driveway.

Ziggy loves cars and especially enjoys sitting on the bonnet while it's still warm.

Lesley

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Jun 18, 2010
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Sad.
by: Larry (Editor)

I'm so sorry to read that Lesley.

It's sad but 18 years is a good age for a cat. I'm sure that Ziggy enjoyed his life in the company of his friends and neighbors.

Larry

Jun 18, 2010
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RIP Ziggy
by: Anonymous

I just heard that my favourite tabby cat, the King of our close, has died.

Poor old, Zig, he had a long life, he was in the region of 18 years old but just lately he was looking a bit sorry for himself.

I miss him, he was often sitting somewhere in the close. More times than I can remember I've had to get out of the car and shoo him out of the way so that I could get up the drive without running him over.

Once he did get his tail run over and after that he was a bit quicker to move.

He was a real character and he's left a hole in our lives.

Feb 25, 2009
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Those warm engines.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Lesley,

Thank you very much for sharing your photo and story about Ziggy.

Ziggy is of course, the star of our Tabby Cats page.

Ah yes, cats do like those warm engines don't they. Unfortunately they sometimes find their way to the engine itself, and there have been a few nasty accidents when the car has been started.

Larry (Editor)

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Is Sonny Silly?

by Kate

Our boy cat is called Sonny because he was one of a litter of only two kittens, the other a female was called Cher of course.

Sonny is a great little guy. He is so full of love and can be extremely amusing with the things he gets up to. He goes outside to enjoy the air and sun, he is never out for long as food is at home.

Now before we had the pet door put in he would hop up on the window ledge and scratch the window pane to let us know he wants in. Now he uses the pet door, well most of the time he does.

Some days for whatever reason he forgets he has his own little entrance and scratches at the window. We have tried ignoring him reasoning that he will get fed up with scratching and use the pet door. But no, he stubbornly keeps attacking the window pane and I swear that he would be at it for the rest of the day and all night if we let him.

Next day he is back to using his pet door. We can't figure why he does this, is it one day memory loss or is Sonny truly a silly cat?

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Oct 12, 2010
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window or nothing.
by: Anonymous

Well what do you know. That is what our cat does, he will not come inside the house any other way, has to be the window. It is not just any window, oh no, it's got to be a certain window in the kitchen.

He will go out the door if we leave it open but there is no way that he will come in that way. Cats are weird.

Feb 07, 2010
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Try leaving the window open.
by: Anonymous

Why not just leave the window open then your cat will not have to scratch at it. If it is raining your cat will not want to be outside anyways and if you are out, and you close the window, the cat will not annoy you and will use the cat door.

Feb 06, 2010
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Not such a silly cat.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Kate,

Thank you very much indeed for sharing your story about Sonny with us.

Personally I don't think that your cat is so silly. Our little feline friends do like to manipulate us, some cats more than others.

The pet door may get him in the house, but the window gets your attention :0) You have to go and open the window for Sonny to come in and that gives him a little control over his human.

It may be something that you will just have to tolerate. You may be able to break the habit, but I think it would take a lot of patience, and Sonny sounds like he is worth his little bit of control :0)

Larry (Editor)

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Cats are spoiled not silly.

by C.T.

Cats are not silly, how can any creature that gets everything provided for them be called silly?

My monster gets meat everyday and there are many people who can't afford meat everyday. He gets bought things and has a warm place to sleep, which he does a lot by the way.

Its a good life a cat has, they are spoiled not silly.

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Jun 12, 2009
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Both spoiled and silly.
by: Jobaputra

I am thinking they can be silly and spoiled.
When cats are silly we laugh at them and spoil them for it so they are silly again.

It is good to have silly cat.

Jun 04, 2009
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Silly moments.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi C.T.,

You are of course quite correct. Cats are very intelligent creatures and there is nothing silly in having all your needs provided for you.

But, come on, all cats have their silly moments don't they?

A cat may have seen it all and act as cool as a cucumber most of the time, but then out of the blue they act as crazy as a kitten. And we love them for it! :0)

Thank you very much indeed for your submission.

Larry (Editor)

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