Tigress Stravyn® Babysitting the Cat sitter

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Catsitter! This is what our Human’s call someone who comes into our homes when they leave on a trip without us. As you can understand NO cat likes this.  Why you ask? Well, we have spent so much of our Very important time training our human to handle our many needs. And then suddenly a new untrained Human appears to serve us. Then we have to train that Human. This is why its usually very stressful for a cat. I, Tigress Stravyn, did tell my Human, that I call Papa, that I want a very very special Catsitter.  I want my Grandmaw!


I have been training my grandmaw ever since I was a little kitten. One very important note.  Grandparents are the easiest Humans to train. I just have to give a little stare and a Meow. “I want chicken thighs for breakfast!” I meow.  Yay here comes my chicken thighs breakfast! Yes its that easy.

If you want more tasty food then just use the pouty eyes, big ears and crybaby mouth look. “Yes a second helping Please!! Thanks Grandmaw.

It is very important to let your cat sitter know that they are doing a good job or they will be very disappointed in themselves. We must always remember they are just human.  While Grandmaw is watching the TV I climb near the ceiling and Meow loudly! “Your doing GREAT Grandmaw!!”


It’s also very important for you to interact with your cat sitter. If you don’t do this your cat sitters will get very bored and then start to watch TV, read a book, eat, or worse. . . Start to move around your perfectly placed toys.  I asked Grandmaw to take me on rides in my buggy so this wouldn’t happen. “Let’s go for a ride, Grandmaw!” I meow with my eyes open wide!  Make sure to smile real big and no one will resist.  Then you can always get what you want.


Oh no Grandmaw is taking me on a crazy path!  “Go Left!” Grandmaw I meow. ” No Right!”


You also can use a cute look to get nice pets and belly rubs. And those great scratches above the tail. “Tail butt scratchys Grandmaw!” I meow!

Your sitter will know you are missing your Human so they will try to tell you funny stories. Remember to laugh even though they aren’t that funny. “Oh Grandmaw that was a funny joke!” I meow.

You may be wondering how could a Human go away and leave a Beautiful Fierce Feline. Well my Papa went to visit some very distant cousins of mine. So it was sort of a family trip he went on. Also he went very far away to a rainforest and a Cloud forest so that’s why he couldn’t take me.

I got to video talk with him through the phone.  “Wow Papa that’s a fast moving bird!” Of course I knew it was a female hummingbird because of the white on its chest. Their hearts beat as slow as 100BPM resting and over 1,200BPM while photo bombing my Papa!


“Papa did you play with any other birds? You know I like birds.” I meowed. He then showed me something he called Toucans. They looked like fun to feed I told him. Hmmm I notice there were 3 cans not the two-cans Papa said. Maybe he didn’t see the one behind him.

Papa then showed me my distant cousins. First a Jaguar just about 2 years old.


I told Papa “Show me more pictures of my distant cousins!”

Then he showed me a ‘Oncilla’ he has been visiting. It’s also know as a little Tiger Cat.


I listened to Papa talk about his trip and stared into the video on the computer. And even though I loved having my Grandmaw cat sit, I wanted my Papa to return home.


He told me that if I go to sleep that when I wake up he would be home. I quickly tried to sleep!


And in the morning while I was getting ready Papa walked in. “Papa!!!” I yelled!!!!!!

Thanks for reading. Please enjoy my previous blogs which can be found clicking the + below. For any comments or questions please email me Tigress@stravyn.com.

Tigress Stravyn® Explores the Florida Keys 

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This past Friday started with me looking over my map of World domination.  I’m sure all of us cats have something like this in one form or another. My map lists places I’ve been to, or read about, or my human I call Papa has told me about.  I noticed a spot close by called the Florida Keys. I have never heard about this area so I decided to read a little bit about these “keys.”


Hmmm it says right here that it’s a collection of islands that have exotic wildlife like birds and fishes. “Meow! Birds and fishes!” I yell.  I’m going to tell Papa to take me there today!!

I helped Papa pick out some chicken thighs for me for the road trip!!


When I got in the car I heard a bark from the backseat!  “Hey what are you doing here?” I meowed.  Sophie my dog friend said “I’m going to the Florida Keys.” “Papa we might need more food.” I meowed

As usual I have to help my human with directions. “Papa I think we should have taken a left there! Meow! Like I told you!” Then Sophie barks from the backseat, “Bark.  I knew he was going to miss that left turn!”



When we arrived there were people everywhere.  “Meow.” I said “I’m looking for exotic birds and fishes!”

I decided to ask some people about the exotic wildlife I read about.  “Meow” I said loudly!!

A human jumped and said “Oh my a Cat!”  “Meow” I replied. “I’m looking for fishes and birds” I told him.

“I’m a Captain.” he told papa. Then he said he catches fishes just a short distance away on his boat. Then the Captain looked at me and said “Arr, mate you would make a cute little pirate. In Ye quest for exotic wildlife remember that the state bird of Florida is the mosquito!” Then he laughed and I looked at Papa and said, “Meow! Papa humans are even more weird than usual in the Florida keys!”

“Meow. Papa take me to the pier where the captain is pointing to so I can see the fishes!”


Grrrr no fishing!  I don’t understand since the captain said fishes were over here.  Hmmm maybe I need a boat like he has.

“No papa. Those boats looks to scary for me! I might get my tail wet!” I meowed.


I have an idea. I see kayaks in the water.  “Papa. Let’s go get a kayak.”

The person renting kayaks said we have to give them identification.  I quickly leaned down and showed him my head. “These are Bengal head markings they are for Identification to a cat.” I meowed. Hmmm he didn’t seem to understand.  Typical human.

Papa was staring at something in the water. I meowed “Papa what is it?”  He replied “Look Stravyn a pink Cadillac limo floating in the water!”  I think the sun was starting to get to Papa but I looked and to my surprise I saw it!!!


It was getting late, the sun was starting to set and all the humans were going over to the waters edge to watch it.



It was so pretty.  But it started to get cold so I bundled up.  

“Sophie better get under some covers!” I meowed. But Sophie was already under covers.  

It was time to go home after a long day.  “One last look at the sunset?” I asked papa.

Thanks for reading my blog everyone. Please check out the older ones that can be found below. Don’t forget to read my last blog about Santa which is my Papa’s favorite. For any questions please contact my papa at Tigress@stravyn.com