Thursday, 14 July 2011

A Bad Review

“I saw your cat around today,” says another neighbour.

“Oh yes?” says I, brimming with pride.

“He’s not a people cat is he? He always runs away!”

“Er..”

“He doesn’t like being touched. He’s not a people cat at all!”

Charlie says: I am what I am


It's like when a book on Amazon for eg, gets rave reviews then starts getting bad ones and you realise not everyone will like this particular book. Then again sometimes some negative things are best left unsaid!

Nearly the weekend, bloggie friends!

46 comments:

RaShelle said...

Charlie - you're beautiful!

Ginger Jasper said...

Well I say that Charlie will known who are cat people and who are not. If he choses not to talk with them they are probably not. charlie is his own man.. Hugs GJ xx

Mr Puddy said...

I think I'm a people cat but not the mini one..MOL
Have a great day, Charlie and Mommy
xoxo

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like negative things to be left unsaid...
Maybe your neighbor isn't a real cat person?

Lydia K said...

Reviews are such a mixed bag; there's honesty, there's friends-as-reviews, and there's just meanness.

m.q said...

Charlie got his own pride!!!
heheheh...

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

You got that right! Charlie is like Popeye "I am what I am and that's ALL that I am!" Charlie doesn't have to answer to ANYONE for how he is, that is what makes us unique, we all have our issues!

My Bobo was the same way. He was BEYOND affectionate to those he liked, others, not so much! I loved that he was selective.

Our Sheltie is also quite selective. He won't allow everyone to pet him. Once he knows you and likes you yes, he is more aloof.

People say rude things about him not being friendly (and they did with Bobo too)
All that matters is that they love US!
((((hugs))))))

KarenG said...

Anyone who wants a people cat should just get themselves a dog.

Summer Ross said...

Everyone has an opinion and it is theirs to have. I really like this picture of Charlie he looks prideful.

Jackee said...

Cats are so themselves. :o) I guess that's why we love them!

And sorry I missed your birthday--I've been swallowed up by real life--but I was thinking of you. Happy belated birthday!

Here's to a beautiful day on the other side of the pond!

fairyhedgehog said...

Of course he's not a people cat! He's got too much feline sense for that! He just concentrates on what he does best - looking gorgeous.

MorningAJ said...

He's a cat. They don't like being man-handled.

Your neighbour's not a cat person is he? Not a cat person at all.
:)

Pk Hrezo said...

Ah, well... cats are that way: aloof, mysterious, non-chalant. But that's why we love them. Dog peeps just don't understand our cats. :)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Maybe Charlie simply has good taste and would prefer not to associate with said neighbour. :-)

Marg said...

Oh Charlie, how could anyone say that about you. But good thing you act like that. We don't want anyone to steal you. Not good to be touched by strangers. Hope you two have a very fine day.

Theresa Milstein said...

Charlie is beautiful. He's too proud to just let anyone touch him. I give him 5 stars.

Madeleine said...

He's a sensible cat is Charlie. I wouldn't want my cats being too friendly with others to be on the safe side :O)

Brian said...

Charlie, you just be you, we love you that way! Hey, I think a lot of the negative reviews are posted by competitors...I've notices several negative reviews are worded almost the same.

Stephen Tremp said...

Charlie says he is indeed a people cat. He's just finicky, like Morris the Cat.

Random Felines said...

Don't worry Charlie - we love you even if you don't like too many people. :)

Tucker The Crestie said...

Aww, Charlie - we love you no matter what!

Talli Roland said...

Great example with the Amazon! :)

Non-people cats rock.

Hart Johnson said...

*chuckling* Poor Charlie... getting a poor review... he should have told them that his behavior was really HIM giving THEM a bad review.

(Cali's review would go something like this: Your cat's insane. She bit me.)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I think some neighbours aren't cat people...Charlie is perfect the way he is. :D

Deborah said...

That's right Charlie, we love you for what are, not for what your not!!
xxoo
Deborah

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

As they say, dogs drool and cats pick who they want to drool on...hahameow! Thanks for your visits to our bloggie cuz it reminds us to come visit you!

Michelle Fayard said...

As the hand servant to 12 rescue cats, your blogged has me hooked. Count me in as a new follower!

Michelle

The Golden Eagle said...

Exactly, Charlie. Don't let anyone stand in the way of what you are!

ABBY said...

Charlie
We love you just as you are!

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Ann Best said...

You ARE what you are, Charlie! Wonderful like your housemate!! This is an interesting post in view of the fact that a few days ago Jen and I watched a movie called This is What I Am that we watched through Netflix. It was awesome.

Have an awesome Friday, you two!!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Hilary said...

I love Charlie... I love his reaction....This post reminds me of when Alex had his surgery... Marc called the vet to see how he was doing, and if we could pick him up later that day. the vet replied,you can come get him now, he wants to come home. When we got there the staff asked who our pet was, and when we told them, they replied, oh, Alex... You guys can get him from the back yourself. He doesnt like us too much....

Au and Target said...

Maybe his/her hands were not too clean :-)

We've got a new kitten. Come and take a look?

Lynda R Young said...

And Charlie should be proud of who he is.
Have a great weekend :)

Al said...

Poor Charlie, having 'inferior' types trying to hassle him!

KarenMcG said...

Seems to us that Charlie is a pretty smart little boy. He knows the good guys from the bad ones.

Lisa Potts said...

Charlie's adorable!

I have a dog that doesn't play well with others, but she loves us and we love her to pieces.

Have a great weekend!

Jamie Burch said...

I give Charlie 5 stars, too! He never runs from me and always looks good in photos. He's a sweetie!

Hugs and snuggles for Charlie.

Take care...:)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Silly Charlie. Nope, he's not a people cat. He's a Jennifer Cat! ;)



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notesfromnadir said...

A lot of cats aren't people cats! Good thing Charlie doesn't mind being admired from afar! He's adapted to the 'net beautifully! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Did you get a bad review? That sucks. I wish I could read something you wrote.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We think you are stunning! You look a lot like our beangirl's cat!
Happy Weekend...
~ The Bunch

Ellie Garratt said...

Charlie is a people person. But maybe your neighbours isn't a cat person!

We all love you, Charlie.

Ellie Garratt

Jilda said...

In the words of my mom, if you can't say something nice......don't say anything!

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

I watched my cat catch and eat a bird in my back yard. She's quite the hunter. It was as horrifying as it was entertaining. The circle of life.

Simon Kewin said...

Pah. Critics.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

AW....Charlie is just a discerning cat, that is all! he is a "people person" for you, and that is all that counts!