Guest Blogger: SamCat the Ripper

looking for my granny

Today. I would like to introduce my first guest blogger.  I decided to occasionally invite someone to do a guest post on my blog.  The blog today is brought to you by SamCat the Ripper.  A little background on SamCat:  he was born in a no-kill rescue shelter.  All the kittens, except for SamCat, were adopted from the litter, along with his mom.  His home in the shelter, for two years, was a medium sized cage.  When time allowed, he would be let out of the cage to socialize with other cats, the volunteers, and visitors.  I saw his picture online along with some other cats at the shelter.  I decided to pay a visit and decide which cat was going to come home with me to his forever home.

All the cats that I met were wonderful but SamCat won me over when the volunteer placed him in my arms and he began to snuggle and nuzzle at my neck.  After checking my references, I was allowed to bring SamCat home with me.  Today marks his fourth year with me.  Below is his guest blog:

Hi.  I am SamCat the Ripper.  My upright, Kanzen Sakura, the great goddess of food giving, litter box cleaning, and untiring hugger, gave me that name after I discovered the wonderful nubby pad in her rocking chair. Although the pad had lasted in its chair for years, it was no match for me and my claws.   I am the King of Pad Rippers!

I enjoy sitting at my favorite spot in the big room’s large window.  I can watch those things she calls birds and butterflies.  I enjoy watching wet stuff and white stuff come from the sky as well.  I do not like the big noises that come from the sky and I hide under a bed.

When I lived in that big metal box, I did not have a big window to look out of, although the uprights there kept me fed, the box cleaned, and played with me and gave me hugs.  I like living with the Sakura upright much better.  The male upright who lives with us does not adore me as he should.  I remind him that I am the King of Pad Rippers by sharpening my claws on his funny white shoes.  Those shoes must be made of some kind of miracle stuff because they have not fallen as did the pad.  But I think it is good to remind the male upright who has the sharpest claws in the house sometimes.

Today for breakfast, as a treat, I was given a bit of tuna.  Upright Sakura was making tuna something and gave me a bit.  I wanted more but did not get it.  I have plans for later today, when upright goes out for something she calls errands.  I do not know what errands are but she never seems to bring any home.  She does bring home food for me and the male upright though.  When she opens the door, I am going to try my trick of running past her outside.  Sometimes I can and other times, she stops me.  I like outside because I can walk around and sniff the smells on bushes, see those bird things up close, and hear all kinds of amazing and interesting sounds.  Usually, one or the other of the uprights grab me and bring me back inside.  But it is always fun to beat them at the run outside game!

Tonight when the male upright is sitting in his chair and watching “TV”, I will again remind him of my superiority but knocking off the little wooden box by the chair, that odd shaped thing called a “remote”.  I will knock it off and push it under the wooden box thing.  He always gets annoyed.  I can tell because he will say, in rough tone of voice, “Sam!  You think you own everything in this house!”.  I am glad he is starting to understand that.  it has taken me a long time to train him.  He has to stand up, bend over, and reach for the “remote”.  Sometimes, I can push it farther away from him.  I enjoy this game very much.

I am through doing the “blogging” thing now.  I hope you enjoyed it.  I am going now to have a nibble of those wonderful crunchy things upright Sakura keeps in a special bowl for me and then take another nap.  Thank you for reading.

Reminder:  Please have your pet spayed/neutered and vaccinated.  Also, please consider obtaining your next pet from a rescue shelter. Thank you, from the Upright Sakura.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 18:30:34

    SamCat the Ripper is adorable. So he likes upright, Kanzen Sakura best? 😀 His voice and personality stand out.
    Oh, the life of a cat and how we love to pamper them.
    All my cats have come from shelters, although I don’t know of a no kill rescue centre around here. I’ve always been happy to save at least one fur-ball at a time. 🙂


  2. seeker
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 21:39:35

    Cats will be cats and uprights will be uprights. This cat has a character.


  3. Line
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 09:50:23

    I love this post and I love SamCat The Ripper!! I am his big fan! 🙂


  4. el34ax7
    May 12, 2014 @ 00:18:54

    I frequent an animal shelter (mostly cats and a few dogs) in Inawashiro that is aiding the animals that were effected by the nuclear disaster here. This post seems to be so universal to those in shelters all over the world, from here to there. While the Inawashiro shelter does have open rooms and windows and such, so many shelters, particularly here in Japan, do not. When it comes down to it, our little friends need “forever homes” with decent “uprights.” 😀


  5. Clowie
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 07:11:43

    It sounds like you’re doing an excellent job of training them, SamCat!


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    • kanzensakura
      Nov 09, 2014 @ 15:06:44

      Hi Ani! I’m working on another guest appearance. Writing without thumbs is hard to do. My upright bought some really cool markers but it is still hard. I could do wit a nice cup of tea with lots of milk in it but Upright Sakura says just the milk should be fine. I am glad you linked to this. That is such a Wagga happy perry thing to do.


  7. Tikkievan
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 07:21:46

    SamCat the Ripper – I cannot imagine living in a cage and never seeing the sky! I am so glad you have found your forever home 🙂
    MY Cat also thinks she owns the house and everything in it. Little does she know that I am the true Boss of the World …


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