EVERY day is Cat Day

Apparently National Cat Day was October 29th and I missed it, so I guess that explains why Ferris Mewler threw up in my shoe.  In my defense, it was just World Cat Day in August.  Why do cats need so many days?  No clue.  But to make up for whatever I did to offend the cats I’m sharing the pictures I took of Ferris Mewler, who was ignoring me badly in spite of the fact that he would starve without me:


Is it just me or is he flipping me off in that last picture?  Because I think he is.

This is exactly why people prefer dogs, Ferris.



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Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.):

Shit that I’m vaguely involved with on the internets:


Shit you should buy or steal because it’s awesome:

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83 thoughts on “EVERY day is Cat Day

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  1. This is exactly why I prefer cats. I generally don’t come when I’m called either. You’re going to have to give me a reason first, and preferably that reason will be food. Otherwise just let me sleep!

  2. Cats supposedly have 9 lives (I am thinking they lied to us and secretly have more as a secret weapon toward world domination). So with all their lives they need many cat days to celebrate each life they have. Soon they will take over the entire calendar and we will have to worship them daily.

  3. You didn’t know it was National Cat Day? Whaaaat?
    We celebrated in Minnesota w/ Meow Mix, Tuna, & Sardines.
    After that, we took naps all. day. long. PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

  4. He’s totally flipping you off. You must have forgotten to hand stir his kibble while hiding the bottom of the dish to make the kibble more palatable.

  5. Cats supposedly have 9 lives (I am thinking they lied to us and secretly have more as a secret weapon toward world domination). So with all their lives they need many cat days to celebrate each life they have. Soon they will take over the entire calendar and we will have to worship them daily.

  6. He obviously thinks you’re not being nice (he’s trying to sleep, after all!), so he’s telling you you can leave. He can’t express it much clearer, he has a sign and everything.

    That’s awesome, though. All cats should have signs, it would make things much easier. Although maybe we’d just be insulted constantly…

  7. Absolutely Ferris is flipping you off, and the worst part is that both of you know that you can’t do a damn thing about it. Annoying isn’t it?

    As an aside Jenny, I don’t have a blog of my own yet and I just did a guest post over at Cordelia’s Mom. I would be honored if you had time to drop by for a read http://cordeliasmomstill.com/2014/11/22/the-teens-guest-post-by-paul-curran/comment-page-1/#comment-6445 Thank you so much for your consideration.

  8. Oh my gosh, was it just a coincidence that the cat is being a dick to you while sitting next to a sign that says, “Be nice or leave?” Too funny. He’s like, “Why does illiteracy get a bad rap? Works for me.”

  9. In Ferris Mewler’s defence, that’s pretty much how I react to people who wake me up and ask me to do stuff too.

    And if that “Be Nice or Leave” sign was in my house, I’d never be allowed home.

  10. I honestly was going to ask if he was cursing you in the last one. Your final sentence confirms what I had been thinking.

  11. First I read ‘this is why people prefer frogs’ and I was confused because apparently there’s been this worldwide united preference people have for frogs and I. Was. Not. AWARE.

  12. I totally thought he was flipping you off, and I don’t think whatever he was yelling was anything nice, either. Put the cat day thing on your calendar.

  13. Maybe Ferris isn’t getting enough sleep so he is a little cranky. Our dog gets a bit of an attitude if she misses her full 10 hour nap. No excuse for the rude behavior of course, but maybe an explanation.

  14. Cats never come when called. Our youngest cat used to. Then he quit now he waits to come and bother me when it is the least convienent time. He likes to sit on the laptop while it is charging….he doesn’t understand why I won’t let him sit on it while I am trying to write. And yes I fully believe cats can flick you off.

  15. Omg the business cards are the best thing I’ve ever seen…I might actually open my door when they come by instead of closing the curtains and telling my daughter to hide

  16. I can’t get my cat off me most of the time. I have to tell him to “go do cat things” but he doesn’t listen. Except when he catches a lizard and drops it on my bed. That is definitely a “cat thing.”

  17. I agree that he is flipping you off. Cats can do this without really seeming to do it. BTW, thanks for helping me find my Christmas sweater too! Love it!

  18. I think you should think practically and get the Xmas sweater for those whose stupid little hearts you want to bless–and then give them the t-shirt for their bday. Multitasking at its best, right? 🙂

  19. As Ferris Mewler has flipped The Bloggess off and doesn’t deserve a kitty-themed Christmas sweater, I am sad that you didn’t choose to showcase the slothy Christmas sweater, which is cuter, and also sloths would never dream of flipping you off.

  20. I WOULD buy that sweater, but I need a medium and they’re already all out. All that’s left are XL and XXL. You broke them.

    I have one cat that will come when I call, but he’s totally an asshole in many other ways, like catching giant sewer roaches and depositing them on the living room rug after singing loudly about his victory over them. Bleah.

  21. Loved the Barbie fucks it up again link. Ridiculous! Also I clicked on your Christmas sweater pic and saw that there was a SLOTH one! Anyway, my cat found a baby mouse yesterday am and played with it until I took it from her and tossed it outside. It’s probably already back inside my house ready to die and smell the place up….. She then layed on the couch on her back the rest of the afternoon. Lazybones, find the rest of the family!!!! Ferris Mewler totally looks like he’s flipping you off. He’s so ungrateful! ha ha

  22. He flipped you off in the 4th picture, but you didn’t get it, so he had to curse at you! 😛

  23. LOL…that fucking Christmas sweater has more reviews than my book! Meh…hey…it’s the quality that counts, right?! And Ferris? In his defense, calm the fuck down, all of you anti-finger-waving protestor fucks! I’d be pissed off, too, if my human had a perfectly sharpened pair of scissors and did not cut a hole in the Rubbermaid storage container…a five measly fucking dollar investment! Sheesh! Even the dog (HAH…who would have thought?!) is backing me up on this one! I’m praying to the cat gods, for Ferris!

  24. Ah, the tempest in the Barbie book… perhaps THE WOMAN WHO WROTE THE BOOK IN THE FIRST PLACE is the one to blame, rather than a nebulous misogynist conspiracy?

  25. If you are choosing the Kitty Christmas sweater to try to make it up to Ferris, then that is acceptable; otherwise, the Sloth Christmas sweater is the obvious choice.

  26. He’s definitely giving you the middle finger. Also, read the Barbie post, and laughed at how ridiculous it is. It’s actually a kind of boring story if you think about it. I know as a little kid, it probably wouldn’t hold my attention after the first page.

  27. Here in the South (or maybe it’s just my family) we also like to say, “Well bless your lil’ pea-pickin’ heart!” Idk why pea-picking…maybe indicates pettiness and triviality, and also passive-aggressively calling someone stupid without actually saying it. Ha!

  28. Have you ever considered that you were cloned a few years ago and the aliens created a mini me for you? Because I’m working on a strong theory that this is your clone or that you wear a costume made of her skin and then say all of these awesome and crazy things to her mom. If you were wearing her skin, you’d be playing the long game, but seeing all the wonderful things this girl is saying, it seems pretty worth it.

    Seriously though check out this tumblr, her love of the tardis, zombies, burying animals seem like some alien cloning scheme is the only reasonable explanation. It’s so fabulous and everyone on this blog must see!

  29. Actually I think he’s flipping you off even more clearly in the second to last picture. That’s obviously an obscene gesture. Cats are assholes. Furry, lovable, adorable assholes.

  30. I have a pup with a severe attitude problem….swear he turned into a teenager over night with his “you look at me like that again and I’m going to bark and bark and bark and not stop EVER and – oh look a scooter!” glare. Git.

    I’d rather have a sweary cat.

  31. He is 100% flipping you off and also yelling “fuck off, Mom”! On a side note, we got my oldest daughter’s four month baby pictures back and she’s all angelic looking in a beautiful white silk dress with her baby locket and a sweet look one her face and totally giving the bird with her cute little baby finger! And I just laughed and said, ” that is so my daughter”!

  32. Amazon’s impression of me has changed dramatically, I think, since I started reading your blog. I’m just hopeful that Amazon will suggest a product that lives at the intersection of “Men’s Abominable Snowman Costume,White,One Size” and “Men’s Fairisle Kitty Ugly Christmas Sweater, Red Combo, XX-Large.”

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