We Live With A Flying Squirrel–Well, Kind Of

Cats are sacred to our people.  These pics taken by daughter Elise are of kitten Pavel, pronounced Pabel, who grew from  a tiny sleepy little runt to a healthy, happy, busy kitty flying around the house.

“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.”  ~Mary Bly

“Although all cat games have their rules and rituals, these vary with the individual player.
The cat, of course, never breaks a rule. If it does not follow precedent, that simply means
it has created a new rule and it is up to you to learn it quickly if you want the game to continue.”   (Sidney Denham)

“Kittens are born with their eyes shut.  They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives.”  ~Stephen Baker

“Cats seem to go on the principal that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.”   (Joseph Wood Krutch)

“Cats are love on four legs.”  (Richard Torregrossa)

“There is something about the presence of a cat… that seems to take the bite out of being alone.” ~Louis J. Camuti

“Of all God’s creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash.  That one is the cat.  If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.”  (Mark Twain)

“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.”  ~Ellen Perry Berkeley

“There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten.”  (Champfleury)

“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.” ~Pam Brown

“After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word.  And has filed it for reference.”  ~Charlotte Gray

“A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.”  ~William Ralph Inge

“The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal – it’s also the reason they hate birds.”  ~K.C. Buffington

“A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem.”  ~Jean Burden

“There has never been a cat
Who couldn’t calm me down
By walking slowly
Past my chair.”
~Rod McKuen

“Your cat will never threaten your popularity by barking at three in the morning.  He won’t attack the mailman or eat the drapes, although he may climb the drapes to see how the room looks from the ceiling.”
~Helen Powers
“A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather.”  ~Judith Merkle Riley

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”  ~Edgar Allan Poe
“A world without cats…I dare not think of it.”(Anonymous)
“The cat is the only animal which accepts the comforts but rejects the bondage of domesticity.”  ~Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
***And what of you, do you live with flying squirrels too?

11 responses to “We Live With A Flying Squirrel–Well, Kind Of

  1. Caroline Clemmons

    I love cats, Beth. Your post made me go “Ahhhhh.”


  2. I LOVED this post! You may remember I have my own special little flying squirrel (kitten). She can jump straight up taking off like a Harrier jet, then leap across the room usually landing in my lap with claws open and ready to grab me. And, she does have a knack of getting between me and my laptop or me and my Kindle or me and my newspaper or me at the television show I just happen to be enthralled with . . . My little kitten, Miss Callie Cat, is going to have a hysterectomy tomorrow. She may hate me for a few days, or a few meals . . .


  3. Awwwww, she sounds darling. Yes, I remember you mentioning her. I hope she mends quickly from the surgery.


  4. I love kitties!! Enjoyed your post. What a beautiful kitty! I have 5 fur babies but; one stands out. His name is Garfield. Came home from going to the races on Sunday night and he tried to climb the curtain to get to the bird cage. Curtain rod was bent and curtain half off. LOL. He is always in trouble cause he is so curious. LOL. He is a cute little stinker. LOL.


  5. Thanks Sue. Garfield sounds like quite the handful and the sort of cat to find a special place in ones heart.


  6. I too live with a flying squirrel. She pretty much runs the house. takes all that pressure off me…lol Loved the post by the way…:)


  7. What a post to calm me down, after I’ve just finished cleaning up after the little tyrants!!


  8. Here’s one I saw in a journal I wished I’d gotten:

    “Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods.
    They have never forgotten this.

    Just tickles me.


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