A day to celebrate cats of the world

A social media post brought to my attention that August 8 is International Cat Day which has prompted me to share some of my favourite cat photos with the rest of the world. For more information on how this day came into being check out this link https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-cat-day/

I love all animals big and small but my feline friends Rambo (the black and white one) and Friskie have a special place in my heart and in my bed at times! They wandered into our suburban backyard over 13 years ago and have embraced the tree-change.

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    1. Thanks, Helena. Friskie gave us a fright this week when he had a seizure, a bit like epilepsy in humans. They are my mates during tough times. Thanks for sharing your story. I lost my 39-year-old stepson to suicide in March this year so can relate to a lot of what you are writing about. In my previous job, I use to work with a lot of people with mental health issues. I figure if we can share stories and improve support services for those who need them it would be a start.

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      1. I’m sorry to hear Friskie had a seizure. My old dog had a few seizures – it was terrifying and heartbreaking to watch. How is he doing now? My dog Katy is great when things are tough, too. I’m happy you have some support in them.

        I’m so sorry to hear about your step-son. I find sharing my stories to be a healthy release, and I appreciate reading other people’s stories, too. It provides a sense of connection and community, and reminds me that I’m not alone in how I feel. It doesn’t improve my condition, it’s something.

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      2. We all have stories. It is important to understand things from another person’s perspective. While some things are the same, individuals can have very different stories and circumstances. It is not a one size fits all! Friskie is doing OK. Him and Rambo snuggle up in bed with us on these cold mornings!

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      3. Definitely! Everyone has different experiences with everything. The same diagnoses don’t necessarily mean the same experience. At the same time, it can’t be remarkable how similar one person’s experience can be to another’s.
        I’m glad Friskie is doing okay. It’s still suffocatingly hot where I am – I’m ready for some of that cold weather!

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  1. I’ve never been able to figure cats out! I’m more of a dog person, but that’s not to say I don’t find cats intriguing. We mostly see feral cats here on our property, and I admire how they manage to survive despite so many predators in the area. Your photographs are excellent! Your kitties seem to be naturals in front of the camera lens!

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    1. It is an interesting divide. But as they say, dogs have owners and cats have staff. I have grown up with both. If it wasn’t for dogs I would have never met my husband walking his on the beach. Once Jill and Charlie died a few years ago we decided to wait until we moved from the city to get another dog. My husband would so love another dog so I think the tradeoff is I get a horse, he gets a dog!

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