Cat confession contest

I want to remind readers of the Cat Confession Contest, which is easy and fun to enter. One winner will receive an autographed copy of WEIT, emblazoned with a drawing of their own personal cat, as well as the chance to have their cat’s picture appear on this website for the delectation of thousands (I’ll post several runners-up, too).

To remind you what to do, here are three examples that I haven’t shown before (not from our readers):

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(Now that’s a funny-looking cat!)

Go here to see other examples of cat confessions, and send yours to me via email (easily obtained by Googling; if you don’t know it, ask in the comments readers will answer). All you must do is take a picture of your moggie along with a written “confession” of something bad it has done. Note: the “bad thing” must be true!

Remember, cats are not repentant, so the confession should not express contrition. On the contrary: cats are proud of their misdeeds.

Deadline: two weeks—Jan. 26 by 5 p.m. Chicago time. For the contest to be valid, there must be at least ten entries. I have only three.

30 Comments

  1. Diana MacPherson
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    The cat that bit its owner’s rear looks bitey too!

  2. Posted January 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    My cat likes to use the litter box while I clean it… WHILE! Will have to see if I can get an action shot for ya.

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

      Don’t they all? ;)

      • Posted January 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

        Right! Just like when they want to go outside right after you closed that door that has been open all day …

        • js
          Posted January 13, 2014 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

          Yeah, and when you open the door and call them in and they run to the door and then stop and then clean themselves, or look around or run off again.

        • Amelia Schuler
          Posted January 14, 2014 at 5:10 am | Permalink

          My cat finds a closed door offensive.

  3. Greg Esres
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Thank you. Every now and then I think I might want to get a cat, and then I see something like this…

    • Scote
      Posted January 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      You could say the same of *any* kind of pet :-)

      If you do decide to get a cat in the fture, consider adopting an adult cat from a local cat rescue organization who can tell you about the cats personality in advance and help match you up with a cat who is right for you.

      • natalielaberlinoise
        Posted January 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

        “… and help match you up with a cat who is right for you.”

        You make it sound like a dating agency.

      • Greg Esres
        Posted January 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

        “You could say the same of *any* kind of pet :-)”

        Which is why I have no pets….

        • Achrachno
          Posted January 13, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

          Turtles are quiet and cause no trouble. Except they tend to live an awfully long time if properly cared for.

          • js
            Posted January 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

            So do Macaws.
            I had a friend who had a Macaw that lived in the garage. Well, it really lived in the house as it was allowed to go anywhere it liked (except outdoors).
            He was around 50 when he and his partner got it and he was very worried about what would happen to it when they were gone (He told me they can live 80 years or so).
            I just looked it up and Wikipedia said some species can live to 75 years in captivity but normally 40 to 50 years in the wild.

  4. Posted January 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I will try to send one in (I have two in mind), but mine may be disqualified due to the ‘species problem’.

  5. D'oh
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    So what is it with cats and toilets? At least two of the confessions involve kitties putting things in toilets, and in my house, kitty toys end up in the toilet more often than not.

    • Posted January 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

      Good question! Maybe it is because their antics are more likely to get put online that way?

    • Amelia Schuler
      Posted January 14, 2014 at 5:17 am | Permalink

      They don’t have to be toilets. While I’m glad to say my cat doesn’t do this, she occasionally deposits her small toys in our shoes.

  6. Ed Collins
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    So what is the email address to send Photos?

    • Kevin
      Posted January 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

      I have one too but do not know where to send.

      • Diane G.
        Posted January 13, 2014 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

        You can find the eddress by either clicking on the “Research Interests” tab above or by Googling our esteemed host. : -)

  7. Stephen Barnard
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I like cats and I like d*gs. I’m pretty much a all-round animal lover. I also have horses and goats. I’d like to have a cat or two at my place, but it won’t work. I often leave my door open in the summer so my d*gs can come and go, so the cat(s) wouldn’t be indoor pets, and I can’t tolerate them killing birds. My daughter, who lives across the creek, has four indoor rescued cats, so I get my cat fix at her place.

    • js
      Posted January 13, 2014 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

      I have mentioned before that my cats can be outdoors at night sometimes (normally in summer) and I often see remnants of dead rodents but am yet to see any evidence of a bird kill (after 6 years).
      I live on 200 acres and often hear birds around but they must know the cats are here and so stay away.
      There was a bush turkey on the porch recently and my Siamese was crouching up to it and when he got too close it spread its wings, gave a loud screech and the cat was gone instantly.

      • Diane G.
        Posted January 14, 2014 at 12:02 am | Permalink

        Unfortunately cats take a heavy toll on ground-nesting birds, and rather than see evidence of bird-kills, the species will just be gone from the area, and you’ll never know they might once have been there.

        Cats also take a large toll on fledgling birds, which go through a very vulnerable stage. But letting cats out at night (or just keeping them indoors for the duration of the fledging period) is a good way to diminish this.

        Before one of our last volunteer cats came inside for good, she decided to dart into the chicken run one day. The rooster immediately had her darting right back out again. :D

        • Amelia Schuler
          Posted January 14, 2014 at 5:46 am | Permalink

          Our cats over the years (rescues all) remained indoors for the same reason. One had been used to going outdoors and it took a while to disabuse her of that habit. She lived to be nearly 16 years old.

          A volunteer at bigcatrescue.org claimed that among all living cat species, domesticated cats enjoy the highest kill rate. They are so successful that they significantly affect local bird populations.

          • Diane G.
            Posted January 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

            You & I are on the same page here.

            But I agree with Jerry that this is not a topic to be hashed out on WEIT, and I’m afraid I may have already pushed things too far. I’ll just add that I think there are some cases to be me made for judicious exceptions to the inside-only rule, in certain situations; and hope I haven’t stepped on too many toes here.

            Happily the chicken-run cat turned out to be a pure diva, and hasn’t once shown any desire to return to the wild outdoors. :D (Our little imp who does did manage to dash out during the polar vortex; on discovery of which she dashed in ASAP.)

  8. Achrachno
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    “On the contrary: cats are proud of their misdeeds.”

    Dogs on the other hand seem to know when they’re misbehaving and to feel guilty about it. Doesn’t stop them, of course.

  9. Posted January 14, 2014 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Do I post an image link here?

    • Diane G.
      Posted January 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

      Reread the post. ;)

      Then see comment under #6.

  10. Posted January 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    According to my girlfriend, our cats are perfect, and would never consider doing any of these terrible things. I guess we can’t enter the contest.


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