Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Just as Pretty

So, this has even less to do with running than usual. I took my kitten to the vet for the first time today and they gave me this little free book on cat care. I have NEVER been so amused in my life by an instruction manual. Here are just a few of the highlights. (I made some notes to help your comprehension.)

I just think this is horribly unfair for them to pick on this poor cat.
I have seen cats MUCH fatter than that.

I honestly did not know people bathed cats. Luckily, they provided example of two incidences why you would need to bathe your cat: contamination OR cat shows.

And do you wonder what it looks like when you bathe your cat?

Well, there you go.

Now, this next one is kind of sad.
The caption of this one was "Action for Posion" but it looks to me like that cat just a had a little too much "substance." I don't think it was poison.

And this one was my VERY favorite. I was laughing so much at this caption I almost had to pull over on the way home from the vet's. Is it just me?

This was from the page "Why Choose a Nonpedigree?" (Opposite from "Why Choose a Pedigree?") One reason is: nonpedigree cats are "just as pretty." I mean, check out that cat's "long glossy coat." That is just pretty.

All pictures are attributed to Edney & Taylor's "101 Essential Tips: Cat Care." Thanks, guys.


  1. The whole bathing thing is too funny...I just got through telling Josh the other day that YOU DON'T bathe a cat. Only if you have to give them a flea dip or something. He hadden given our barn kitten a bath because it was dirty. Maybe I should borrow this book for him, haha.

  2. The poisoned cat is my favorite. His poor little tongue sticking out shouldn't make me laugh, but it does.