Top 10 Patience of a Saint Cats Waiting

Today’s Caturday post comes from a rather amazing story I read a while back about a cat that waited over a year for their owner to return from Australia! The owner had thought that the cat had run away because he tried to get it into a carry basket to take it round a friend’s house for them to look after it while they were away(which the cat REALLY didn’t like.) But the cat lived wild of a whole year living off the kindness of strangers and the odd animal it could catch. So please do join me as I attempt to discover just what is…


Top 10 Best Images of Cats Waiting

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Time Spent Waiting


Black cats waiting in a line for a tv show audition
Black cats waiting in a line for a tv show audition

10 – The unluckiest Que in the World!

FACT: Sadly for us men, it means waiting, but women spend 136 days over their lifetimes just getting ready to go out the house!

2 cats waiting under an umbrella
2 cats waiting under an umbrella

9 – “I don’t know why we bother waiting for Jeff, he never catches anything anyway!”

FACT: I love my TV shows, so could well believe this one to be true. Stats say we spend 11 years in front of the TV! Surely it must be more than that!

Cats waiting for the fishing boat to return
Cats waiting for the fishing boat to return

8 – “…Sooo…going fishing eh! Don’t mind if we wait for you to get back do you?!”

FACT: It seems we can be quite a romantic lot, as studies show we spend a total of 658 hours getting romantic! This is not to be confused with the time spent having sex, but it is just time spent snuggle up or watching the sunset together.

Cat waiting for the train
Cat waiting for the train

7 – “So just where is this ‘Soul Train’ they all talk of?! I can’t see it.”

FACT: We have all felt the pain of this one, us humans (and some animals) spend up to 20 weeks on hold while waiting for a call centre to answer! Ggggrrrr I hate doing that.

Cats waiting for the pigeons to come closer
Cats waiting for the pigeons to come closer

6 – “I told you, I told you! Breadcrumbs do work if you give it a little time!”

FACT: So let’s get down to the big stat, just how much time to we spend queuing?! Well, statistics say that we spend an average of 6 months queuing! That is 3 whole days a year!

Lots of cats waiting to go outside
Lots of cats waiting to go outside

5 – “Someone has to come and save us from this crazy cat lady soon!”

FACT: It seems I have to save an awful lot of time by giving up smoking a few years ago because it is said that smokers spend a total of 160 days on cigarette breaks!

Cats waiting for a bird to visit the bird box
Cats waiting for a bird to visit the bird box

4 – “I’ll give it just another hour, and then I give up.”

FACT: This one reigns true for me, over our human lifetimes we will spend a grand total of 653 hours waiting for trains and buses! But translate that into days and after 27 days spent waiting you might well start to think that the bus wasn’t coming!

Cats waiting for the fisherman to catch something
Cats waiting for the fisherman to catch something

3 – “It is all about odds lads! He has to catch something, some day!”

FACT: I am not part of this statistic because I don’t like sunbathing, but over the average lifespan of a human we spend 2,170 hours (13 weeks) sunbathing! Just remember to slap on plenty of suntan lotion and turn over every other week.

Cat waiting on a chair
Cat waiting on a chair

2 – “And this is the main reason I hate going to vets, waiting, waiting, waiting!!!”

FACT: The average human being spends six minutes a day laughing, but times that over the average lifestyle and it works out at 115 days of solid laughing! Good times indeed.

Cat waiting in the snow
Cat waiting in the snow

1 – I bet I have missed the bus again, it ALWAYS happens to me!

FACT: The average worker spends 99,117 hours at work! That sounds like a lot, but when you translate that number into years it comes up as 11.5 years at work! I think I am going to cry unless I can do the whole 11.5 years all at once then retire!

153 thoughts on “Top 10 Patience of a Saint Cats Waiting”

  1. Cat have always been a mystery to me, and I’m glad to see someone finally posting pictures of them waiting around. Powerful post. Powerful post.

  2. ha ha i love this, because i am a junior cat lady, with my cat Marley. I love number 9 they look so chic 🙂 P.S thanks for checking out my blog!

  3. I like the one where they are watching the pigeons. Not sure if it is a “waiting” picture or a “stalking” picture. Is there a difference if you’re a cat?

  4. Love the cat waiting by the bird box! My cat louie does the same by sitting on the fence directly underneath the bird feeder in the tree…as if a bird will just fall into his mouth! Silly billy! 😛

  5. My bedtime was 37 minutes ago 😀 I am quite good at telling off as I learn from the best, although I have no one to tell off. I shall practise on you then.

  6. JB says thanks. He thinks you could do a post of top 10 photos of him being harrassed by birds. He doesn’t get on at all with birds and has several near misses and unpleasant experiences!! 😀

  7. I think this is one of my favourite collections – lots of imagines to make me smile. I think I like the one of the cats sitting on the quayside watching the men in the fishing boat is the best – but it’s a hard choice. 🙂

  8. They’re great posts! I regularly share your top tens on my Facebook as a lot of my friends don’t have a blog and I don’t want them missing out on your fab posts (or the potential shopping opportunities…) 😀

  9. I find when I struggle to find just the right words, it doesn’t really work very well. So often something just pops in my head and out it comes – always gratifying to hear the unexpected laughter. Sometimes I get that blank stare or I am the only one laughing. My policy is to give it to the Universe and just show up and get out of the way.

  10. *LOL* I think they would, and no, no cost today just some funny images of cats. Great to hear you enjoyed it and in fact keep on enjoying my posts it is so great when people keep on coming back because it means I am not getting any worse.

  11. Ah a top ten that won’t cost me anything as there’s nothing to add to my lottery wishlist lol Love this post! I love #6, my cats are wiley like that, and if only they could read this post, no doubt they’d be robbing me of bread to try it out! 😀

  12. Thanks for this great post! I really enjoyed this one but sorry, I can’t pick a winner… 😉

  13. not really. 😉 I love to watch birds, I can’t help it if my cats do too. Anyway, they are strictly inside cats, they are terrified of the out of doors. The birds are safe. Now leaves blowing past the doors are another matter.

  14. As always a Caturday of smiles. I love number one, but they are all so special. The one of the cats watching the pidgeons remind me of my cats watching the patio feeder. They think I do that to tease them. 😉

  15. Just ran for the phone and my response disappeared so if this is a duplicate. No I don’t go looking for this stuff on the net, just not enough time in my day.. Your site is it!

  16. We love this!!! Humans don’t always understand how often we kitties have to wait for them…or on them…or by them! 🙂 Our blog today talks about waiting for spring so we’re all on the right track!!!

  17. Hoorah! It’s Caturday and you have some really good ones. I have to admit, I can’t really pick one as a favorite, though I do like the caption on the birds looking down on the pigeon. The photos are great, but your captions really make them special.

  18. You’ve reminded me of that thought…that my cat had only one door she ever entered that closed…one that was dark, full of shoes and snow boots and coats. Did she think that I went into such a room for two, six, ten hours at a time? Did she pity me, or think, “…you like closets too !” Sounds like a philosophical post to me. Thanks for kicking my thought process in the seat of its pants.
    Later…

  19. Great! Love the Caturday pics, they’re all good but I think number 6 is my favourite! My dog tries to stalk birds in our garden, she looks so funny trying to be stealth-like and the birds must all be laughing at her, there’s no way they couldn’t see her coming!!!

  20. The cat shots at the piers remind me of Venice, the cat capital of the world, as far as I’ve seen. My cat used to always be right inside my door every time I came home…don’t know how she knew, my schedule was so erratic. An apartment cat, I always wodered about her concept of doors…like the one she knew well – the closet. Did she think we I walked into a closet all for hours, or days, and then re-emerged? Limited world view, and all. Love this post and cats.
    Later…

  21. Caturday is my favorite. What about having a Catnesday in the middle of the week? Do we really have to wait a whole week for another one?

  22. Those pigeons are walking along saying “Don’t stop … we’re being watched .. act natural .. make like we are supposed to be here …”

    My favourite is the cat on the roof above the bird box

Which one did you like?