How to Spoil a Cat (and vignette a photo)

Happy Wednesday everyone!

See the chair Lucy is lying on? (Well, you can't actually see it much, but it's there.)  Every morning now, Lucy is demanding that the chair be placed in front of the French door in the kitchen so that she can lie in the sun. She's learning that if she yells enough, I will do it. Spoiled?   Yes.   But she's 17, and a cat, not a child,  so no terrible harm is being done by spoiling her, right?   (well, other than the minor inconvenience of having to move the chair for her.)   She has me well trained!

Love these quotes I found today on  They just seemed to fit.

  • Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. - Joseph Wood Krutch
  • Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. - George F. Will

Every cat owner knows how true these are, don't we?

(P.S. I've had a few people ask how to get the vignette on the edges of the photo, as in this photo of Lucy.  The vignette was done very simply with Picasa 3, a free program, with a click or two.  Love  Picasa for quick edits! (not affiliated, just love it.)  (

Enjoy your day, and I hope you will find a bit of sunshine too.


  1. pretty little kitty!I can't have a kitty because Hubby is highly allergic :(. I love Picasa too!
    Have a happy day dear!

  2. Pets are so funny! I had a friend that had a dog that would bark for cheerios and the tv! LOL

  3. My cat has a cat door, but between the hours of 9pm and 10pm she insists (via howling incessantly) we let her in and out of the back door. "Dogs have masters, cats have staff" not sure who said it but so true...

  4. Your Lucy is beautiful and appear to be very much contented. How lucky she is. We can't have a cat 'cause I'm allergic to them. We do have a dog name Lole. Like Lucy, her demands are that we warm up her food and practically feed it to her. She doesn't like eating anything remotely cool or cold. And she like chocolate and cookies. Can you imagine that? We love spoiling her though.

  5. What a lovely photo of your Lucy. I love the quote that Miya shared, "Dogs have masters; cats have staff." I've seen that at the vets. I've always had cats but now have a dog, and he thinks he has staff, too. Lots of training to do! :)

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Lucy is beautiful! I have an older cat too named Crickette, they definitely deserve to be spoiled! :D

  7. What is this kind of cat called? If it's called anything... These cream-coloured cats with dark markings. They always look fabulous - but then, most cats do... Which is one of the reasons why we love spoiling them, right?

  8. Hi, visiting you from The SITS Girls. I understand Lucy, somewhat, because old bones need a bit of warming and because we have a beloved old cat named Lilly, which demands every day that she be taken out into our front yard and allowed to bask in the sunlight. (And she is loud in making her demands also, lol!) Nice blog and very nice posts!


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