This post is sponsored by Purina in support of their Purina Pro Plan True Nature line of food. All opinions and images are my own.
My experience in the world has shown me that people are generally in two camps…
1. I love cats! They’re awesome!
2. I hate cats. They’re evil.
He likes to think of them as small, furry, temperamental, sometimes cranky dogs which they are not. You just have to understand the true nature of cats.
The True Nature of MY Cats
My first sign of true independence was signing a lease for my very own apartment and then immediately getting a cat. Yes, I was the stereotypical single girl in an apartment with a cat. But my cat was my companion and he was also a pretty good judge of character over the years. Since Arnie has come and gone (he lived to the ripe old age of 20), we’ve since provided countless hours of entertainment for ourselves and our dogs with our two current cats, Beamer and Josie.
Since my dog Layla came into our lives last summer, Beamer and Josie have voluntarily quarantined themselves to the basement where they can have a little peace from time to time. But true to cat nature, they don’t always get along, especially at mealtime.
In this picture, Beamer is saying, “Oh good, it’s mealtime. Do you think you could not be a jerk just this once, Josie?” And Josie is saying, “Get away from me, you fool. I only care about the wet food and you’re standing in my way.”
Together, they aren’t the best of friends. But separately, they will both charm the pants off of you.
Beamer loves to play and enjoy the sunlight. He never tires of scratches under the chin and behind the ears and loves a good belly rub.
And Josie loves, well, EATING. But once her big belly is full, she also loves playing and being brushed and a good rub on that big belly.
They’re different but not so different. Cats really do have a true nature if you stop to take a look. And it’s even more fun if you document it.
Purina sent me a GoPro Hero and encouraged me to capture the extraordinary nature of my cats, like Darren Dyk did for them (he’s a cinematographer and creator of the popular YouTube channel BeyondSlowMotion). Without the benefit of a cat harness (because really, can you imagine any cat that would tolerate that?), I tried to get down to their level and really capture their true nature.