The votes are in and now everyone can see who really created the mystery mischief! Most of you were totally off when it came to the kitchen cabinet. Binga got the most votes — 33% — but it was not her! I will give you one more hint before I reveal the culprit. Here is what is in the cabinet:
Only one creature here would be fluff-headed enough to open this cabinet over and over again, even though it contains nothing but stupid cooking utensils. One creature other than my human, that is.
Yep, it’s Boodie, and only seven of you thought it was her. A whole lot more of you guessed who stole the bag of cat treats though!
I actually thought that was almost too easy for you! If you look really close, you can see Binga’s arm is still freshly shaved from her dental procedure. The morning after she came home, she was already back in action!
Which brings me to my whole reason for today’s post. My roommates drive me up the wall lots — they do silly things, can be selfish and sometimes we get into slapfests. We don’t snuggle together like a lot of other multi-cat families do. But you know what? In its own odd way, our cohabitation works. It’s important to have help for big jobs, like inspecting my human’s suitcase when she comes home from a trip.
And when you are asking your human to share her food, it helps to have backup. Especially the sort of backup that will reach right out and grab for it!
A good wrassling match never hurts either!
Most of all, life would be pretty dull without these two! Here’s the truth: it is a myth that cats are solitary creatures. The majority of us do better in multi-cat households. This is especially important for humans who have that “work” thing during the day — it keeps us from getting bored and lonely, and it also keeps us out of trouble. You would think that two or more cats would cause more trouble — and I confess, sometimes that is true — but usually it is just the opposite because we keep each other busy. I am also a big fan of multi-cat families, especially when they are cats from kill shelters, because that means you are saving more lives. Plus, according to Pets Add Life, having pets is great for humans’ health, and the more, the merrier! Find out more at their website, or on PAL’s Facebook page.
Besides, laundry day is always better when it is shared!
Disclosure: This is post sponsored by Pets Add Life. As you know, I generally don’t do sponsored posts, but I thought their campaign to promote multi-pet households was so awesome, I agreed to do it. Nevertheless, all opinions are strictly my own.
oh, how SAD to have a single pet household!! here we have a small dog, 2 wonderful cats (even if they arent bestest of friends) and one ever getting bigger semi house Tortoise (he comes in every evening when he is all pooped out…literally and figuratively). they all are glad tohave the others around, even if it is just someone to pick on for a bit to break the boredom of that work thing mom goes off to every day. GET MORE PETS! you wont be sorry!!
Great post! Your house sounds a bit like mine – as you know, Scarlett and the Mellybean aren’t exactly friends. I do think they benefit from each other’s company, though.
Oh, sure, Sparkle! **YOU** would never be the perpetrator of any trouble! Uh-uh. No way!
Fuzzy and Zoe says
We couldn’t agree more about the multi-cat household. Fuzzy was an only cat for less than a month after the last boycat passed over the Bridge, and it made my mom really sad to think of her being all alone while she was at work (even though Fuzzy never liked either of the cats she lived with). Even though we don’t snuggle, our mom is convinced we keep each other company. On another note, THANK YOU so much for the presents!!! They are sooooooooo cool! I have a post scheduled for tomorrow to show everyone my new toys!! Every single one is perfect, even if one got taken away already. Thank you!!!!!!
Katz (And Other) Tales says
You have hit this topic spot on, Sparkle. We’ll have some interesting news for you soon.
Devoted to Willow says
My Mom promises me another cat when she gets a full time job that we would move to a bigger place where there is more room for another cat since we live in such a small place. Then she would also be able to afford the care of two or more cats, which is not possible right now with her being underemployed.
Daisy the Curly Cat says
Even though Harley is always ruining my Good Times, I would be sad without him.
Cathy Keisha says
I think maybe TW is finally considering whether I need a sibling or not. Peeps really don’t want to take on expenses of feeding another mouth and more V-E-T bills, plus there’s the fact that TW is allergic to cats. She says she may talk to Linda at A Call 4 Paws and see if the can foster w/the chance to purchase, er adopt, if it works out.
We all agree wholeheartedly with you.
Even me who tries every way I can to find someone to take my siblings.
Multiple cats households are better!
We’re very happy being a multi-cat family but we’re not sure that our sisfur Sadie feels the same way! Me and my sisfur Isabella cuddle all the time and lately we’ve been playing THoE in the mornings which is much funner than playing alone. We knew Binga didn’t open that cabinet and we bet she was set up with the treats!
CCL Wendy says
This all ended in a very sweet story! Yes, I had voted for BInga, too — it must be something about her that invites suspicion.
That Boodie is a funny guy! Dante is like that — he likes to open closed cupboard doors — he’s best if they have a spring latch cuz he can just press on it and it opens!
None of my 3-Ds snuggle with each other either. Dante and Dylan will groom each other and have a few tender moments, but that’s about it — but it’s exactly like you say — it works! Domino tries to have as little to do with the others as possible — she’s a Mommy’s girl.
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie says
We love being a multi-cat family. In fact, we don’t even mind being mutli-cat/woofie!
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie
Me thinks all cat household should be multi cat! Even though I complain about the Brat, he is fun!
Kit and I agree that a multi-cat household is the best! He was so sad when his sisfur runned off to the Bridge. He didn’t like me at first, but then he did! We don’t get along alla the time, but we are good friends mostly and we are happy together.
That is a terrific post Sparkle!!! Here’s to more multi-households fur sure!!!
Toby & Leia says
We agree that multi kitteh homes are best, when possible. Mostly we do well here, but there are those moments…
Katnip Lounge says
Well, we are HUGELY in favor of a multi-cat house…never a dull moment here! So Boodie is a pot and pan explorer…Rupert is too! The Baby prefers to investigate the tupperware cupboard.
We have to agree about multi cat households since there are so many of us that live here and most of the time we do get along. It just keeps us busy to see what the other guy or gal is doing.
We sure did miss you Sparkle while we were without internet and hope you missed us too. Have a perfect day.
Layla Morgan Wilde says
We say the more the merrier!
As much as I complain about Ichiro and Gemini I wouldn’t want to be in the house without Gemini.
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
The publicist would have more cats but the male person puts his foot down. Although I hear stories of when they were first married and they lived in something called a “wildlife refuge” and she would rescue cats and have them “fixed.” She says she used to have 17 cats.
All but one were black. She loves black cats.
The male person was not happy but he loves the publicist.
SAS........Sammy, Andy and Shelly says
When Sammy was three, Andy (who was about 10 days old) came into our household to live. To date, the boys have been together for nearly 11 years, and have always been total buds
They are being really slow accepting Shelly, who came to live with us a little less than 5 months ago. Shelly is so thankful to have a home now and she is trying to make “buds” with them.
Us boys accept her, but she just has too much kitten in her yet, so we get really grumpy with her at times!!!!!!!!
Love to you and your furblings, Sparkle.
I would love having another kitty in the house, and M thinks I’d be a good candidate for one. But, she holds back from getting one cuz she & D are senior citizens, cat would proably outlive them, and there is always the problem of expensive vet bills. She says paying the bills one kitty is enough. i guess I’m destined to be an “only kitty” until I someday go to live with sisfur and whatever kitty she happens to have at the time.
Fui, Suey and Lishy says
Our mum is a little bit smitten with Binga.
Slap fests are one of our favourite bits of cohabitation!
Milo and Alfie says
Well even tho my little brofur Alfie can be a pest, I wouldn’t be wiv owt him. Milo xx
And even tho Milo calls me a pest ‘cos i want to share toys and stuff, I wouldn’t be wiv owt him! Alfie xx
Fuzzy Tales says
We’re with you on the multi-cat household, Sparkle, though of course there ARE cats that need to be the only cat (or pet) in the household. Our Annie would have been fine on her own after Chumley passed, would have preferred it, we think. LOL.
The Monkeys says
We definitely agree that mult-cat is the way to go! Even though Deli and Bella don’t really get along, we think they’re somehow happy that they have each other…and me, of course!
Cat's Cats says
I totally agree multi-cat households make for happier kitties!!!
The Poupounette Gang says
We agree with you, Sparkle. You may have noticed that the bulk of our snuggling is done with Tommy and #1 rather than with one another. Tama and Sei will occasionally snuggle but neither will let Bibi near them. We are hoping that Bibi and Genji will snuggle, though. But, as you point out, cooperation can be brought about by specific events such as hunting or large-scale inspection projects!
The (four!) Chans
The Island Cats says
Yeah, Sparkle, my roommates drive me crazy too! Ernie can be such a pain sometimes…and well, Zoey, she wants to kill me!! But it makes for never a dull moment!!
Multi pet households are a good idea. Life is much more interesting around here since Audrey came. Your rooom mates seem like nice creatures.
Lisa, Jack and Baby says
You do have crazy roommates! We like how everyone helps with suitcase inspection.
Never mess with Miss Binga. Not ever.
(and how CUTE is Miss Boodie!!)
Mr Puddy says
PS : Sparkle, Mom just wonder how much is your weight ? She think your weight look purrfect !
Mr Puddy says
You made a great point about ” multi-cat households ” !
I think now my mom and my dad will consider about it : )
We agree – even if I have to live with a couple of girlcats, and I don’t always get the majority of treats. I would not be without perheeni, my wonderful house and catiomates.