Running In Sacramento – Cat Friends

What are cat friends? Let me explain it, since it is a word I came up with for all cats:

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And since the entire cat population is my best friend I call all cats “cat friends”. Am I a crazy cat lady? Is that supposed to be a negative thing? I have 3 cats kids of my own, I work in the veterinary field (ER/Specialty hospital now, before that I was at an all feline practice), and I am good at reading/handling cats – for work purposes. I’m just gonna put it out there – I don’t think it is weird or crazy to love cats. So there. πŸ™‚

Obviously, I’m being silly (but also serious). Like I’ve said before I count cats on my runs. Just something I do to pass the time while I am running, and running in downtown/midtown Sacramento you see a lot of kitties. So I thought it would be funny to take pictures of the cats I see on my runs and post them for you all see & enjoy their cuteness.

I didn’t see any cats on my run today, maybe cause it was so early? Sacramento is supposed to get to 100 degrees today so I woke up at 5:30 am (yay me!!) to run. Today was my long run for the week; 12 miles. I decided to make it 13.1. My Garmin is currently being shipped to get replaced so I don’t have my course on Garmin Connect today, had to use Map My Run. Today’s run was pretty good though; even for cramping before mile 1 and having to walk because of that. I finished in 1:59:35, my second fastest half marathon time.

Okay…now onto what we all care about more…cats.

This is Norm. He is a famous Sacramento Cat. There is a sign at the coffee shop down the street that says so, so it must be official. Update: just read this online, looks like he is famous πŸ™‚ Norm Lopez – Famous Sacramento Cat

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He is a fatty, which makes me really sad. I want to steal him and put him on a diet.Β Apparently he is on a diet, lets hope he (his owners) continue to do well with it! I see him whenever I run by, and people are always stopping to pet him or take pictures.

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This is a handsome Bengal I came across at McKinley Park. I have a Bengal, they are not cheap. I was surprised to see him walking down the street.

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Cat friend at the Fremont Community Garden

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Night-time cat friend

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This old kitty is adorable!! I see him/her pretty often too.

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Cat across the street from my boyfriend’s place…he likes to follow us. I love cat meows!

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This place I run by always has TONS of cats around! It’s like you have to own a cat to live there. They are kinda hard to see in the picture so I pointed them out for you to make it more obvious where they are. You’re welcome.

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This cat friend is from the same place as above.

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I’ve gotta say, sometimes I feel weird stopping my run to take pictures of cats. I’m sure people have seen me and wonder what the hell I am doing. Oh well.

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Some cat friends are super friendly and like my pets…

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…and some LOVE my pets and rub against my legsies

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Some cat friends are too busy being cats to be bothered

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Some cat friends are scaredy cats

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And some aren’t too sure of me at first…

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…then they want pets and attention πŸ™‚

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Running in Sacramento…you never know what I’m going to post! I still have more fun things about running in Sac so keep checking back. Have a good week all!

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3 thoughts on “Running In Sacramento – Cat Friends

  1. Love the “cat friends” moniker! And no, that does not make you a crazy cat lady, just means you have lots of friends. I think it is truly awesome that you spice up your runs with cat spotting, so very clever! Kind of like an endless “Where’s Waldo” game, except with cat friends!

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