Safe Independance Day For Cats and Free Summer Cat Care E-Book

Happy Holiday weekend dear friends. This is last minute.  Don’t ever write an e-book during a Mercury Retrograde. I didn’t get the sign up page for it ready, so if you’d like a free copy, subscribe via the pop up form. If you’re already a subscriber’s check your email, it’s there. If not, check your spam folder. It’s a richly illustrated guide jam-packed with everything you need to know about summer cat care. Enjoy! This is a limited time offer so grab it quickly.

There is a chapter all about Fireworks and Cat Safety.  Stay safe everyone. In Westchester County NY where I live, they’ve cancelled all firework displays but private ones have been going off all week to the chagrin of our gang. How are your cats with the noise?

I’m sharing a few favorite Independence day graphics from gentler times. Happy Independence Day. In these volatile times, I’m grateful for freedom and hopeful for positive change. For the first time since the pandemic broke, we’re having some family over this weekend for a socially distanced BBQ. I have mixed feelings about it but hey, baby steps towards opening up safely. What are you doing?

Peace, love and purrrrrs of independence,

Layla, Odin, Nou Nou and the brightest star spangled angels.

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This is so Odin, then and now.

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4th of July black cat

18 thoughts on “Safe Independance Day For Cats and Free Summer Cat Care E-Book”

  1. This International Cat Day (August 8) should primarily focus on the bleak situation allowed to continue for feral and stray cats, essentially due to human apathy.
    For example, in a neighbouring city there are tens of thousands of these beautiful sentient animals, so many of which are allowed to suffer severe malnourishment, debilitating injury and/or infection by callously neglectful municipal government as well as individual residents who choose to remain silent.
    (Progress might also be made by discontinuing allowing pet cats to roam freely outdoors and notably risk them becoming another predator’s meal or some sadistic person’s target for a torturous death.)
    When I made a monetary donation to the local Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program, a lady volunteer left me a tearful voice mail expressing her appreciation, which to me suggested a scarcity of caring financial donors.
    No wonder cat TNR programs are typically underfunded by governments and private donors, regardless of their documented success in reducing needless suffering.
    I fear a possible presumption of feline disposability.
    Could there be a subconscious human perception that the worth of such animal life (if not even human life in regularly war-torn or overpopulated famine-stricken global regions) is reflected by its overabundance and the protracted conditions under which it suffers?


    THERE are some guys who’ll understandably hesitate at speaking in public about their particular fondness for pet felines; for, to do so, unlike with expressing affection for a good sturdy canine friend, may be generally stereotyped as a man’s non-testosterone pet-animal inclination. And, yes, there are many people out there who’d implicitly (or even explicitly) question the normality and/or straightness of a guy who adores his pet feline(s)—something that’s implied by first-season Seinfeld’s George Costanza, who, in a doubtful tone of voice and slight shake of his head, says to Elaine Benes (without looking at her) in regards to her boyfriend cherishing his two pet felines: “Guys with cats … I don’t know …”
    George’s line rushed to mind after one response I received after posting a short essay onto a feline-fan site (accompanied by an adorable-enough feline photo, of course) elicited from a reader a disconcerting response subtly questioning my heterosexuality, which left me feeling both resentfully embarrassed and angry.
    It also brought to mind an early-1990s Vancouver Sun letter to the editor—aptly titled “A Man With a Cat Is Where It’s At”—in which the writer, a straight guy who adored his two pet felines, responded to some recently published cat-critical commentary. He frankly cautioned straight single women about relationship-seeking heterosexual guys who love dogs but dislike domesticated felines; for, what such men really want in a mate is, basically, submission—unlike the dudes with cats who more than appreciate a companion’s independent nature as well as a silky soft touch.
    Within, Steve Eykel of New Westminster wrote the following response to another letter author’s cat-belittling: “Let me take a wild guess: [the writer] is a dog person, not a cat person. It’s not too surprising really. After all, a dog will lick your hand, grovel, cringe, do tricks and generally make you feel like the big strong alpha male you wish you could be. A cat will do none of these things. Women take note! This is an acid test for any man’s character. A man who prefers dogs is looking for subservience; a man who prefers cats is looking for a partner. You heard it here first.”
    I further recollected how as a teen I knew two of the (if not the most) toughest, testosterone-laden, and (like myself) straight guys around, who also cherished their pet cats—albeit, no average guy would’ve foolishly openly expressed his pet-feline enthusiasm amongst his demographic peers, lest he seriously risk being unjustly deemed a wuss or in some other way having his reputation permanently besmirched.

  2. Happy belated 4th! My cats don’t mind the loud booms but are terrified of the little sparkly ones that you get at the store…go figure MOL.
    Thank you so much for the e-book!!!! Presents are always so nice and ones with good info just keep on giving!
    Luvs to all
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + the angels >^..^^..^<~

  3. Those graphics are wonderful, Layla. People have been setting off illegal fireworks here for the past month, and last night sounded like a war zone. And during a pandemic and drought. smh. We feel so sorry for the animals, and war veterans and others for whom the explosions are terrifying. Gracie, at 20 years old, doesn’t care about the noise (she’s a little hard of hearing, but she’s always been nonplussed about fireworks and thunder). Ava, at three, is surprisingly calm . So we’re thankful, indeed. Hope you had a good socially distant BBQ with your family. We had Tracey’s mom over for a socially distant afternoon. Baby steps, just like you said.

    Hugs to you and the gang.

    1. Thanks and we’ve had random fireworks too but thankfully all official ones were cancelled this year. xoxo

  4. Rainy here in Florida
    My cats don’t seem to mind all the bomber sounds going off outside, they are pretty calm. We are purr usual all remains inside 😻🐾❤️.
    Happy Purrthday Meowica!!!

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