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The kats have been busy this morning deciding whether Naia should qualify as a winner. Reading the rules, they can find no reason why not although the method used was, well you look and decide! Anyway, she used link in a roundabout way so is one of our three winners. The other two were luvmycat1 (again) for using size first and BelongsToEvie for using more. Post(s) and points were not used.

The kats are warning you, the secret words are going to get harder.

Had you heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and this special day for animals? Have you ever taken one of your pets to church? Do you think this whole concept is a good one or do you think animals do not belong in church? What are you planning to do today with your cats to keep them from being bored? Can you tell when your cats are bored and how do you know they are bored?
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The kats have been busy this morning deciding whether Naia should qualify as a winner. Reading the rules, they can find no reason why not although the method used was, well you look and decide! Anyway, she used link in a roundabout way so is one of our three winners. The other two were luvmycat1 (again) for using size first and BelongsToEvie for using more. Post(s) and points were not used.

The kats are warning you, the secret words are going to get harder.

Had you heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and this special day for animals? Have you ever taken one of your pets to church? Do you think this whole concept is a good one or do you think animals do not belong in church? What are you planning to do today with your cats to keep them from being bored? Can you tell when your cats are bored and how do you know they are bored?
Yes I have heard of St. Francis before. I've never taken Popsie to church. I think it's a great idea for people to bring their pets to church. If Popsie seems bored today I will play with him. He's usually content to sit in the window and watch for chipmunks. I can always tell he's bored because he walks around the house looking for something to get into. So then I play with him to keep out of trouble.
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
Had you heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and this special day for animals? Have you ever taken one of your pets to church? Do you think this whole concept is a good one or do you think animals do not belong in church? What are you planning to do today with your cats to keep them from being bored? Can you tell when your cats are bored and how do you know they are bored?
I'd never heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and that there was a church day for animals. I've never brought either one of my cats to church before. I don't think it would be a good idea for them, because I'd be afraid they might escape somehow. Also, Kairi is very shy around strangers and would just be too afraid and it would probably stress her out. I think the idea is a good one, maybe for animals who don't stress out or are good around strange people or like to travel. I always play with my cats with the Dabird, which they absolutely love. Before I got that thing, I didnt know if it was worth it or not, but the cats go nuts over it. I don't really know when my cats are bored. I'm gone during the days anyways on the weekdays, but I always try to play with them when I get home or later in the evening.
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Eek, questions about religion...

Hmm,
I've never heard about St. Francis of Assisi nor did I know that there was a day for animals in church, but then again, I'm not religious, and therefore, have never taken my pets to church.

I try to spend time with my cats every day. I play with them and pet them. It's my way of telling them how much I care about and love them. They do the same when they come to me and ask to be pet. I love it when they look at me with the squinting/blinking eye; I read that it means they're very content at that moment and really care about you! What makes me really happy is the fact that I know they know they're loved. That's such an incredible feeling.

I think my cats are bored when they come up to me and just meow (for attention). Pooch does that. He plays fetch, and he needs one of us to toss his pipe cleaner so he can retrieve it. They probably rest more from boredom too. I know I get sleepy sometimes when I get bored, lol. Hmm, perhaps they even chase their tail when they're bored. Dogs do. Sometimes I find Kelly doing that, and it's such a funny sight.
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Had you heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and this special day for animals? Have you ever taken one of your pets to church? Do you think this whole concept is a good one or do you think animals do not belong in church? What are you planning to do today with your cats to keep them from being bored? Can you tell when your cats are bored and how do you know they are bored?
yes, i had. many churches offer 'pet blessing' services on this special day. i've never taken mine - 1st, none of the churches i've ever attended offered such a service; 2nd, none of mine are good travelers - & only Java seems to like interacting w/strangers. i like the idea, tho - i've prayed for mine many times. if it's a special pet service, then pets in church would be fine [assuming they are pets that can handle the commotion, of course!]. mine sleep when they're bored [well, Chip brings me things - stuffed animals, usually] so i don't worry about them being bored. but they wouldn't be bored if i chose to take them to a service like that - they'd all be complaining - LOUDLY!
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Had you heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and this special day for animals? Yes I have heard of Saint Francis, I remember seeing pet ID tags that had his face on one side (they were expensive so I didnt get them). I didn't know there was a special day, though, I'll have to celebrate!

Have you ever taken one of your pets to church?
No, Ive never seen pets in church either.
Do you think this whole concept is a good one or do you think animals do not belong in church? I think its a great idea if the pet is well behaved!

What are you planning to do today with your cats to keep them from being bored? The weather has finally cooled off a little bit so I let my boys out on the screened porch today, and Kinky likes to go outside for little walks on his leash.

Can you tell when your cats are bored and how do you know they are bored? Mine sleep most of the time, but they start to look like they want to get into trouble when theyre bored, and I can of course tell when my dogs are bored.
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
The kats have been busy this morning deciding whether Naia should qualify as a winner. Reading the rules, they can find no reason why not although the method used was, well you look and decide! Anyway, she used link in a roundabout way so is one of our three winners. The other two were luvmycat1 (again) for using size first and BelongsToEvie for using more. Post(s) and points were not used.

The kats are warning you, the secret words are going to get harder.

Had you heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and this special day for animals? Have you ever taken one of your pets to church? Do you think this whole concept is a good one or do you think animals do not belong in church? What are you planning to do today with your cats to keep them from being bored? Can you tell when your cats are bored and how do you know they are bored?
I have heard if St. Francis of Assisi and taking your pets to church, but not being Catholic, I have never done it. I wouldn't do this either since they are very vocal in their carriers. No need to traumatize them. When the girls are bored, they chase each other in play. Occasionally I will take out the laser and play with them. Right now, the weather is too hot for much play. When I take the laser out, they play so hard they start panting. When the girls are bored, they look for some mischief to get into. Like opening the silverware drawer and sitting in it. We had to put towels down to keep from having to wash them again and again.
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I also knew about Francis of Assisi before as well as the fact that some churches have a special day for blessing people's animals. But I don't come from a denomination that believes in doing that sort of thing, so I don't participate. I don't necessarily see anything wrong with it, but I don't believe in it either. I have prayed for my animals myself, though, or at least for wisdom in what to do when they've been sick. I don't think I would have any reason to take my kittens to church, although my husband has often joked that he'd like to take Maggie with him when he goes to work! (He is a pastor, And she likes to follow him around when he is getting ready every morning!)

Obviously, with three kittens in the house, I do worry about boredom! If they get bored, they will probably make messes and get into things that they shouldn't! So, I constantly keep lots of toys out for them, and I play with them sometimes, too. Thankfully, being siblings, they like to play with each other most of the time, which keeps them entertained. I can tell if they are getting antsy when they start playing with things that aren't allowed, like my curtains, phone cords or papers lying on the desk. If that happens, I start getting out more toys and playing with them to run off some energy.
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Had you heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and this special day for animals? Have you ever taken one of your pets to church? Do you think this whole concept is a good one or do you think animals do not belong in church? What are you planning to do today with your cats to keep them from being bored? Can you tell when your cats are bored and how do you know they are bored?

I actually have never heard of it until today lol. I have never taken my pet to church and probably never will. I really don't think it would be that enjoyable to them. Today we played with the feather toys, but they are pretty quiet since it actually rained here today. I can usually tell when they are bored as they will usually meow at me like they want something or they will start playing with my toes lol
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post

The kats are warning you, the secret words are going to get harder.

Had you heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and this special day for animals? Have you ever taken one of your pets to church? Do you think this whole concept is a good one or do you think animals do not belong in church? What are you planning to do today with your cats to keep them from being bored? Can you tell when your cats are bored and how do you know they are bored?

Nope. Ive taken my cats to church before to be blessed by the pastor! Its very sweet! You take your pets up to the church and bring your animal to the front of the church and the pastor blesses them with holly water and such, I like it, its great for them! I think animals should be part of the church, because they are part of my family and should also be part of my religion. Im sure all the words are already used at this point and if they get harder its going to suck! I can't get on any earlier than this! I can tell when my cats are bored, they get sleepy and try to entertain themselves in oother ways, and most of the time just end up sleeping! They will nudge me trying to get some extra attention and follow me around the house!I dont know if theres any extra warning signs for bordem, because I didn't read the katkwiz question today, I dont have time really! Im just trying to make it to the katkwery superbowl and Ill be happy! (maybe able to find someone to watch kids at the time they are posted so I can get on in time) My cats will also start nipping at me giving me little love nips if they get too bored! Pick a fight with another cat, kick the dogs butt, ya know something along that line! alright, nighty nighty!
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Hope I'm not too late!

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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
Had you heard of St. Francis of Assisi before and this special day for animals? Have you ever taken one of your pets to church? Do you think this whole concept is a good one or do you think animals do not belong in church? What are you planning to do today with your cats to keep them from being bored? Can you tell when your cats are bored and how do you know they are bored?
No, I had never heard of that day. Well, not until here, at least! I have taken my pets to a church, though not necessarily "to church" as in to a sermon. Probably because I don't go to sermons... I have taken my dogs, first Missy and now Peach, to church when my grandma was alive. I would take them to go drop her off or pick her up, or even when I was going to do a few things, and they'd get to come in and say hi to all their friends.

I think it's a GREAT concept. I think if they allowed pets in church I'd probably go! I've never liked the thought of normal churches, if they don't allow pets, they're not good people! I think they do belong in church, but only if they are well behaved. For example, I could bring my dog Peach to church, but I wouldn't have brought Missy (I was too young, didn't train her that well, and neither did my parents!). Nor would I ever bring Evie! She'd panic.

To keep my cats from getting bored today, well, they are on their own while I'm at work. I leave them lots to do, and I cycle all their toys, so I hope they can keep themselves entertained. Evie is pretty easy. As long as she has food, fresh water, and a comfy place to sleep, she is pretty good! The X-Pack, though, is young enough that they don't want to just sleep! Luckily they have each other to keep entertained. They also have toys that I cycle. "Mommy", though, well, she is never bored because she is too busy being upset! Nothing I can do for her.

When I am home, to keep them entertained, I cuddle with Evie. When she looks bored- restless, getting in to trouble, and / or very talkative- I try to get out some toys to play with her. However, like her mommy (me!), sometimes she doesn't know what she wants. If all else fails, I open a window, and watching and smelling the outside world keeps her entertained for hours! The X-Pack is easy- all they ever want is me there to climb on and sleep with.
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