Friday, November 10, 2017

Introducing #projectFollowingCats

Happy Friday! I want to tell you about a project I’m starting on Instagram, one that I’ll be sharing on this blog.

The purpose of this blog—and a lot of what I’m all about—is to celebrate living life with cats, to write about the beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, love-filled life I have as I follow cats.

As a way of documenting what life with cats is like, I’m posting a picture each day of one or more of my cats on Instagram, with a little bit of the story behind each picture.

Living with cats is not all sun puddles and purrs. You know that if you have ever lived with a cat. When we take care of a living being, there are hard times, there is sadness, and there is pure grief.

But living with cats gives me joy. What love I would be missing if I didn’t have cats around me. 

In adopting cats, I am giving them a home and, as much as I possibly can, a peaceful and safe environment. I can only hope that I give as much to my cats as they give to me. 

I hope my documentation will help others—even those who never really think about cats—see the beauty and awesomeness of cats.

If you’d like to follow along on Instagram, I’m at tinabarbour9.

The picture of Natasha in this post is the first one I posted for the project. She is staring at the birds on one of the bird feeders on a cold, gray November day. Cat TV at its best.


  1. That is a great idea! I am lucky if I get on Instagram once a day lol...I go DAYS not being there (sometimes weeks!) But...I am following you.....if you aren't we are catanddogcaren there and I hope you will follow back! catchatwithcarenandcody

  2. Hey, cool...I'm already following you in Instagram! Like Caren's comment above, I'm not always on there, but I'm learning more and more. When my nieces and nephews show up at T-Day, they'll help old auntie to figure out some stuff!

  3. Hi Tina -- nice to see a post! I hope you'll keep posting here, too, because I don't do instagram. Too many things to follow and I don't have a camera I can post from. (If you could post from the computer, I'd be in trouble!)

    Lovely to see Natasha again!

  4. That's pretty much the reason why we blog. We're on Instagram too...though we don't post there as much as we should. We'll look for you.

  5. That is a great idea. The joy I get from cats makes it worth the grief in the end.

  6. It's such a wonderful idea and I'm enjoying your Instagram posts!

  7. What a great idea. Dad's been a cat lover since he can remember (asking a lot of you old man, I know). He and mom adopted me after looking at a bunch of younger brats in cages. I make it worth their while every single day, I must say.

  8. That is such a wonderful idea! Our mom is following you now!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  9. What a great idea! We will go check it out on IG! Looking forward to the series.