If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much!

Photo Credit: Kimchi & Mimi, my babies in Taipei!
Photo Credit: Kimchi & Mimi, my babies in Taipei!

It is always a funny debate out there about cats and dogs – dogs are man’s best friends; dogs are loyal to the owners; dogs cheer you up – what about cats?As I mentioned in my previous blog, cats are seen as selfish animals, and this actually happened to me a few days ago when I was chatting with a new friend who is a die-hard dog lover. This is exactly what he said “cats are selfish”, and guess what? Yes, I showed him the blogs I have done and try to make him realise that how wrong he is! 😛

Don’t get me wrong, having Mimi, my beloved dog back in Taiwan, for over 8 years is also one of the best things in my life so far. And I do miss her as much as how I miss my cats. Like what Mark Twain said “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much”, (you can tell Mark Twain had the potential of being a servant as well 😉 ), cats and dogs are really different and you just cannot compare one with another!!!

For those who haven’t really gotten to know these animals, here is the shortcut for you to have a quick understanding how these two different furry babies behave differently!

In fact, the difference is not just between cats and dogs, there is also a funny way to identify cat lovers and dog lovers.

In my last blog, I was talking about how cat lovers are servants to their feline masters, but I have never ever heard any dog owner describing himself/herself as a slave to serve the dogs…

Let me explain to you in the following perspectives:

Attitudes
Most of the people who own dogs are called dog owners, and they have dogs to keep themselves companies. People who raise cats, yeah, they do it to minister to the cats. (check “In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this”).

MImi on lead while Shiver in warm cozy carrier!
MImi on lead while Shiver in warm cozy carrier!

Going Out
Dog Owner walk the dogs with the lead on and take the control of the dogs; Cat Servants always put the cat in the carrier (which quite costly) with a warm blanket in and carry the cat around.

Photo from Internet Source
Photo from Internet Source

In Bed
Dog Owners: hell, what in bed? Dogs are supposed to guard the house at night; Cat Servants will always make sure they make the bed for their masters and keep them the best spot to sleep together.

What the animals think
Normally, Dogs see the people who raise them, provide food and accommodation to them as their owners; Cats, see those who raise them as servants who are allowed to live in the territory!

Photo from Internet Source
Photo from Internet Source

To me, cats and dogs are both lovely in different ways…. Ok, ok, if I really have to choose, I will still go for my purring babies… 😉

Mimi at beach
Mimi at beach

Any dog lovers out there? What do you all think?

P.S. Mimi, I still love you! hehe…

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.

Photo Credit: Internet Source
Photo from Internet Source

The British writer, Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, has a very interesting and wise quote about cats, “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” The first time I saw this quote, I just couldn’t stop laughing and thinking to myself that this is so true and well said. In Taiwan, there is a term to describe the cat owners, and if I literally translate this term into English, it would be “Cat Servants”. Cat Servants are like being caught up with vicious virus that erode the brains, and once infected, there is no cure to this serious disease. There is no doubt that I am one very loyal servant of my cats and I am actually honoured and proud of being one.


Cat Goddess Temple discovered at Alexandria Egypt; Photo from Internet Source
Cat Goddess Temple discovered at Alexandria Egypt; Photo from Internet Source

We, the Cat Servants, see ourselves as extreme cat lovers – a group of people that spend certain amount of their earnings to raise, treat and own the cats, but in reality, we are actually brainwashed by these furry felines with their angelic looks and we worship them as our masters to be served and pleased. Wasn’t this what the Egyptians were doing long time ago?? They even built Cat Goddess Temple for Bastet 2000 years ago to show their admiration of the cats which actually kind of proving J that human beings have started salving ourselves to serve our masters, the great Cat Goddess. 😉

Bastet, one of the statues discovered at Alexandria Egypt; Photo Credit: Internet Source
Bastet, one of the statues discovered at Alexandria Egypt; Photo Credit: Internet Source

So from my own experience and my observation, here are a few features that shared by the Cat Servants:

1. We Cat Servant cannot resist any request from our masters.


Scratch from Limpy on my leg, my cat in Taipei!
Scratch from Limpy, my cat in Taipei, on my leg!

2. We Cat Servant proudly carry all the scratches or bite marks from our cats and seeing these as the way of showing our loyalty to the masters, the more scratches we have collected, the more loyal we are. (in this case, I am a SuperDuper, die hard cat servant and I am happy to show my collections….)


3. We Cat Servants don’t complain about getting up early every day to prepare food for the masters and clean their kitty litter boxes.

4. We Cat Servants make sure the masters sleep first, and get anxious if our masters sometimes don’t want us to sleep with them at night.

5 of my cat slept on top of me (from left to right: Shiver, Scooter, Black, and Limpy) while Kimchi was about to jump up to the closet.
5 of my cat slept on top of me (from left to right: Shiver, Scooter, Blacky, Whiny and Limpy) while Kimchi was about to jump up to the closet.

Blacky, my cat in Taipei!
Blacky, my cat in Taipei!

5. We Cat Servants dedicate most of the monthly wage to buy best food, treats and toys for our masters.

6. We Cat Servants are always ready to offer our body to the cats……. (haha, don’t get me wrong, I meant to let them sleep on)

7. We Cat Servants think of our master 24/7, and have a whole collection of photos of them either in our phones and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and any social media…. (look left to my Istagram link, no explanation here… 🙂 )


Let me finish up with the following…

Picture from Internet Source
Picture from Internet Source

Yes, I am surely pleased and happy with whatever my cats do to me….

You crazy cat lovers out there, check in and let me know if you are also a Cat Servant or if you are becoming one…… 🙂

If you put a cat and a bunch of broken bones in the same room, the bones will heal!

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I will never forget the day when my colleague at work was telling me how the feral cat has hastened the decline of the native mammals species in Australia. He claimed that cats are the victimisers in this so called “extinction calamity”, and for that reason, he will never think cats are any good what so ever. I do get where he is coming from, especially in such a disgraceful situation, but I also take it that he already has an opinion about cats, one that is not so positive.

Evil, selfish, dark and cold are probably the most common words you would hear about cats from those who never really know anything about them. As an absolute cat lover myself who has had 8 cats at one time, knowing how cats are generally misunderstood actually pains me. From my own experience, cats do share long and deep bonds with their human family, and that is why I consider them my precious babies and part of my family rather than just pets.

Living side-by-side with these amazing, beautiful and elegant furry animals for more than 10 years has lightened up my days. Sadly, I wasn’t able to take them with me to Australia for the moment, which has been a big downside of coming here. But as I am a huge fan of cats, me and my Australian family have adopted a cat together, and we named her Piaf – hands up and let me know if the name rings the bell! 😉 Adopting Piaf is one of the best decisions I’ve made here in Melbourne; Piaf has comforted me big time in my difficult moments here. So I decided to start my blog journey by talking about cats to make people realise how affectionate and attached these furry angels can be and hopefully also change the opinions of those people who are not fond of cats.

Let me start with why cats are good for us with some evidence……

Purring can mean a few things to cats, it is not just a sign of contentment or delight, it is also a magical power of self-healing when cats are injured or in pain. As you can see in the video, purring is also a therapy to stress. Recent research has proven that the soothing purring of a cat can be beneficial to our well-beings. The cat’s purr falls within a range of 20-50 Hertz, and extends to 140 Hertz. In sound therapy, these vibration frequencies are associated with medical therapeutic and believed to heal injuries and relieve pain. In other words, the cat’s purr helps lower stress level and blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart attack, decrease the difficulties with breathing, heal infection and swelling, mend and strengthen bones.

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So if you already have a furry feline that you love, now go fetch her to hug and kiss them for all that they have brought you. If you don’t, why not seriously consider fostering, adopting and saving one who will pay you back with lots of love, snuggles, and many years of great health? 😉

On that note, I will be posting how cats show their love to us in my next blog, and there are more and more to come! So stick around and join me to be a cataholic! Meow~~!