Thursday, 26 May 2016

She Wasn't Called "Her Royal Highness" For Nothing

Writing those cat posts a couple of weeks ago made me miss my late cat, Her Royal Highness, all over again. Oh, the fun times we had together!


HRH particularly loved meal time. She wasn't a picky eater but she always insisted on the very best.


For a cat, she was quite intellectual.


HRH loved to discuss all the issues of the day with me!


And she always respected my opinion!


At night, HRH loved to curl up with me in bed. Well, perhaps "with me" is a bit of an overstatement.


We had our own special rapport!


No, no, she assured me we were equals!

37 comments:

Susan said...

All true. I had the same relationship with my late Tippet (master/slave - guess my role). I don't find the same with my male cats. They are just goofy.

Marie Smith said...

Cats, the reason god made dogs. Lol. Our pets get into our hearts and everywhere else it seems.

Cheryl said...

All of those are really funny. I, totally relate to missing a pets that have passed. I am sorry you lost your good friend and companion, HRH.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a fabulous tribute to HRH. The memes are hysterical!

laurie said...

oh wow this was good,, so good,,

Mark said...

That cat got pretty darn comfortable in that bed. I know how you feel. I love the cats I have to bits but that doesn't mean I don't miss Garfield from time to time. He was a way less picky eater too. These cats only eat food out of a box that has their pictures on.


I wish I was kidding.

lgsquirrel said...

Oh, I dunno......maybe you should adopt a squirrel instead.

Snap said...

So, when is the next kitty coming into your life??? I can verify that all these things are true ... Xs 3 ... a my house......

DEZMOND said...

My cat Ignatius just came back home after he went missing for more than two weeks, I've no idea where he went although I do suspect he went to accept instructions from Alien Overlords

Jono said...

Cats have no equals. You should know that! I hate it when they die.

The Captain said...

Our cat thinks she is the mother of my youngest daughter. Ever since she was a baby she has groomed her and even tries to grab her at the back of the head (cats obviously have no clue about the dynamics of size).

bill lisleman said...

we do get attached to pets and they probably get attached to us. Sleeping on the floor - good one but no way would I give in to that.

LL Cool Joe said...

I miss my cats too. All the memes are funny. :D

Martin Kloess said...

Fun. Thank you for sharing.

Rosemary said...

HRH is such a lovely name for a cat.

Guillaume said...

Oh bless! I miss Odin too sorely. By the way Domino looks a bit like HRH, who was also black and white if I remember.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

So funny! And sweet. I'm so sorry you lost HRH. She kept you in line :)

mistress maddie said...

THAT WAS A GREAT LAUGH!!!! I do believe your right about HRH! All of these seem her to a tee. I love the fish one for dinner.

Magic Love Crow said...

Awwww, what a great tribute to HRH!!! Made me smile and laugh! My Falco has been gone for many years now, and I still miss him so much!!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

do you have a cat now? if not, you might need one!

dbs said...

Don't kid yourself, there's no way any cat considered you an equal, but still--I know this feeling too and it sucks.

Adam said...

My inlaws cat tried biting me today. He should know that's not cool right meow

Elsie Amata said...

Aw, and now you made me miss her too...she was just as said, royalty.

Missy George said...

Love this post..kitty in bed and intellectual kitty..great ones and so true..Have a happy weekend.

Rommy said...

LOL, these are so cute. I'm allergic to cats, but have lots of friends who have them. I keep plenty of Claratin on hand for visits to their house. :D

Magaly Guerrero said...

We all miss her, Debra. No one discusses current issues the way HRH did. Her brilliance will forever be with us. ♥

Neesie said...

Aww these furbabies enter our hearts and never leave. I had a Persian cat called Mindy and she died aged 16. I often think about her now after all these years.
I'm sorry that I never got to meet HRH... she sounded quite a character.
Your photos are hilarious.

Birdie said...

Are you thinking about getting another cat?

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

Ah yes, cats and memories of your beloved cat. Even Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, has a special place in her doggy heart for cats. Although, she'll deny this.

Take care, eh.

Gary

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi everyone who inquired whether I'll be getting another cat --

Although I'd love to have another cat in my life, I've decided not to do so for a variety of reasons. A couple of superficial ones -- it's nice to be free of litter box duties and having to hire a cat sitter every time I go away for more than a couple of days.

The main reason is that I firmly believe that pets should never be treated as disposable -- you must make a commitment for the entirety of the animal's life to care for them and give them a secure home. I'm nearly sixty and just don't feel I can make a 20 year commitment to a cat. I could very well not live that long or, if I do, may have to be in an assisted living or other facility where a cat would not be allowed.

Of course, I could just get an older cat (10 years or so of age) instead of a kitten, but I don't want to put another vet's kid through university either. Older cats are proportionately more expensive to care for because of health care costs. And if I had another cat, I'd want to have the delight of a kitten again.

Fearsome Beard said...

I share your firm believe that pets are a lifelong commitment and not disposable.
Oh and I'm back....finally getting caught up so I've got some reading to catch up on here....

JACKIESUE said...

I miss Annie..but Dexter keeps me pretty fecking happy...

e said...

Chiming in a little late here but, can I persuade you to take one of my cats off my hands? As a semi-crazy cat lady, there's plenty of choice!

The Happy Whisk said...

Loved the one in the bed with the covers and pillows.

CraveCute said...

You and HRH made such a fine writing duo. It's so hard to lose a close friend.

Lynn said...

I miss my cats so much - I have the same reasons for not getting another as you. And yes - litter box - don't miss that at all or hair everywhere, but do miss their antics and lovely vocal greetings.

Ramzu Zahini said...

I have a new cat now. I may post about her soon :)