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The Cat February 3, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Poetry.

2014-03-21 07-42-58_0033Cat preened and pranced
and purred and pleaded
As each new desire arose

It deigned to flatter
“Dear owners . . .
What have you done for me lately?”

Itch scratched
Self-content evident
Cat padded away on soft paws

To preen itself
and do its own thing
Heeding no one

Appetite satiated
Cat admired its elegant image
with narcissistic intensity

And plotted its next plea


Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Hariod Brawn - February 3, 2015

My, what a cultured cat you have Nancy! Many thanks for the laugh!

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

Thanks, Hariod. He’s well-situated if not well-read. Glad to share a giggle.

2. Jill Weatherholt - February 3, 2015

Ha ha! I love the photo…the book…so appropriate. 🙂

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

Who ever said cats were low maintenance? 😛

3. Pix Under the Oaks - February 3, 2015

That’s THE picture Nancy… very sweet! And I have always loved the expression on Tigger’s face in the second shot!
Good Morning! I bet your Florida morning is better than our Missouri morning.. 😀 Warmer for sure!

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

Thanks, Pix. Those two pics epitomize the narcissistic nature of our furry feline friend.

It’s brisk this morning @ 45 degrees ~ no water aerobics. But I’m not complaining ~> Chicago (with piles of snow) “warmed up” to the teens yesterday. Our high today should be in the mid-60’s.

4. Val Boyko - February 3, 2015

Elegant self centeredness captured beautifully. Tigger is indeed special!

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

He’s a handful . . . but he’s worth it. (To us, anyway). :mrgreen:

5. Silver in the Barn - February 3, 2015

The perfect choice of reading material, Kitty. 19 degrees this morning, Nancy, just thought you’d want to know.

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

Thanks for that weather update, Barbara.

After reading Pix’s comment, I did take a gander at the temps around the country and decided to STAY HERE! 😎

6. anotherday2paradise - February 3, 2015

Perfect choice of book, Nancy, although I think cats have already perfected the art of narcissism, if it is indeed an art. 🙂

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

Yes! Tigger says, “Narcissism? C’est MOI!”

7. Grannymar - February 3, 2015

That is one photogenic feline! I never knew that cats could read. 😉

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

Thanks, GM. We think Tigger is Purr-ty . . . and he loves getting his paws on a book!

8. Barb - February 3, 2015

High maintenance indeed – but well worth it! The last photo of Tigger lounging on the book is a cracker….it looks like he’s claimed that book for himself to read at his leisure!

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

Thanks, Barb! He’ll dive into the book . . . just as soon as he has a catnap.

9. Marc-André - February 3, 2015

Haha loved it! And you need to catch a tummy rub Tuesday photo at some point ;o

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

Yes! Tigger loves Tummy Rub Tuesdays!

Marc-André - February 4, 2015


10. NancyTex - February 3, 2015

A narcissistic cat? No! Come on! 😉

nrhatch - February 3, 2015

I know. Shocking, but true.

11. Cecelia Futch - February 3, 2015

Haha…and I was just reading about a training on treating the narcissistic client! As a cat lover myself, I thoroughly enjoyed (enough to giggle) this post. 🙂

nrhatch - February 4, 2015

Glad you enjoyed, Cecelia. I find narcissistic cats far easier to deal with than our narcissistic peers. :mrgreen:

Cecelia Futch - February 4, 2015


12. Behind the Story - February 4, 2015

In the second shot, ears back, he’s daring you to complain or ask him to move. If he could read the title of the book, he wouldn’t be embarrassed. I love cats and their unapologetic ways.

nrhatch - February 4, 2015

Me too! He’s a tough little guy, “You’re NOT the boss of ME!”

13. Three Well Beings - February 4, 2015

Tigger reads, too? And inspires poetry? Now that’s impressive! Brilliant cat!

nrhatch - February 4, 2015

Thank you for noticing, Debra ~ he’s reading this over my shoulder and nodding in complete agreement. 😉

And Welcome Back from the Wedding! Hope you had a grand time.

14. jannatwrites - February 5, 2015

Yes, that is the cat’s motto – what have you done for me lately! They are such cute masters, though 🙂

nrhatch - February 6, 2015

They are! 9 times out of 10 we are happy to oblige him and his missives. Hope things are moving forward for you, Janna. Peace.

15. Tiny - February 6, 2015

Loved the poem, and the educated look on Tigger’s face! He has a good taste, that’s a good book!

nrhatch - February 6, 2015

Thanks, Tiny. I read the book in horrified fascination. The authors gave lots of examples of the growing epidemic:

* A girl planning her 16th birthday party wanted a major road blocked off for a marching band and a red carpet.

* People hiring fake paparazzi to follow them around town, snapping photos, in order to appear to be celebrities.

* The increasing reliance on plastic surgery (a five-fold increase) to maintain or attain a desired look.

* Increasing exhibitionism on Reality TV, YouTube, and Social Networking Sites.

* Spending more than we earn to live in over-sized houses filled with stuff we don’t need or use.

* A growing desire to be famous, no matter what . . . talent optional.


16. Tiny - February 6, 2015

That’s right! I was (still am) most troubled by the influence media (social and otherwise) and the shallow celebrity culture has on youth and young adults, but parenting styles and some educational philosophies also play a role in feeding this epidemic. Entitlement is flourishing…I’ve also seen this repeatedly in my career, nobody is happy being evaluated as “average” in the work place, not to talk about telling someone they needed to improve.

nrhatch - February 6, 2015

I can see it now . . .

“Who You Calling AVERAGE?!!! Why I Ought To Slug You!!!”

Tiny - February 6, 2015


17. Yolanda M. - February 8, 2015

Oh he’s a beauty Nancy! who can fault him on being just a tad self-absorbed? 🙂 The book sounds fascinating – Narcissism IS a growing epidemic.

nrhatch - February 8, 2015

Narcissism + Cats = Purr-fect Together! Narcissistic people are not nearly as cute.

Yolanda M. - February 8, 2015

True 🙂

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