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Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day: Madi's Miscellaneous Mews

Mom has been eating something that smells mighty good....

The other day she had something on her left wrist..OMCs it nearly drove me insane licking it and sending it to my  *Jacobson organ trying to identify it.  Evidently Jacobson needs
a software update!!  All my search data came back 'cannot identify'!!

* For those who don't know.....Cats are equipped with a very special piece of equipment 

known as the Jacobson's organ 

or vomeronasal organ. Located in the roof of the mouth, it contains ducts that lead to 

the mouth and to the nose. This is essentially a scent analyzer

You cannot see my mouth but this is what I was doing and I close my eyes about 1/2 too

If you ever see a feline friend with his/her mouth slightly opened like this and possibly drooling a tad,
they are sending something to Jacobson.

That is it for today' edition of Madi's Miscellneous Mews


  1. Hey Madi - Doncha just hate it when our peepz r eatin'sumthin'an'they don't wanna share? Sumtimez they tell us that "it ain't good fer us" - yeah, rite. Sumtimez my mom will even uze the x-cuze - "Haven't u had your breakfast/dinner already?" That'z s'poze tue mean sumthin'? Soundz like your Jacobsen thingy iz like us woofiez snooterz.
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

  2. My human never shares with me! Well, okay, HARDLY ever.

  3. Madi, for hints on how to encourage your human to share, see my blog today!
    Toodle pip!

  4. The things I learn from you Madi, My cats are not into eating my food but the chicken sure is.

  5. another thing we have butt humans haven't... I've read that this fab thingy is there butt sleeps inside of humans... maybe that is the reason that they only rarely share good things?

  6. We cats are so special.....we've got a way cool organ that identifies scents for us so we stay safe (and find yummy treats easily). Thanks for telling the world about one MORE way we are SUPER SPECIAL!

    Hugs, Sammy

  7. Yes, we definitely think demerits are in order.Naughty Mom for not sharing. But maybe it was something that you shouldn't have had Madi. Anyway, Happy Labor day to all of you and hope it is a great day for you.

  8. The nerve of her! Wow, after all you do, too.

  9. Madi, we don't think we have ever seen you look so angry at your mom. Hopefully the look will teach her a lesson and she will share next time.

  10. Hari OM
    Crikey Madi, that is just plain insensible of TOGM, not to share with you - knowing all that science about you, you'd surely know you'd suss her out?!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  11. That was quite interesting pretty Madi! Happy Labor Day to all of you!

  12. sorry you had to wait while I google searched this organ which I have never heard of before. wow.. and did you know snakes have it to??? what I want to know is what was MOM eating... the rest of the story is missing. I love learning new things, so thanks for the info... I also did not know cats can drool. I know dogs drool

  13. That is a sky look you have on your face, Madi! Now we are all curious as to what Mom was eating! Did it smell like chocolate?! Peanut butter?! Vanilla ice cream?!
    Color us curious as cats, Molly and Kathy

  14. Oops autocorrect! Should say "sly look!"

  15. Wow, Madi, we didn't know you cats had a Jacobson organ, it is like a superpower!
    We can see by the look on your face you are not particularly pleased Mom is not sharing with you, bad mom!
    Cricket should be about 16 or 17 inches to the shoulder. Elliot is 8 inches to the shoulder so she will be roughly twice as tall as he is. Quite small for a whippet, most of them are around 19 - 23 inches high but both her mum and dad were small too.
    Elliot and Cricket x

  16. Are you going to go to school, Madi? We love your new header:)

    We never heard of that Jacobson organ - that is mighty special!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  17. Oh, cool! We didn't know about that Jacobson thing. I wonder what your mom got into? Was it lotion? I love lotion. Mmm....
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  18. Well, we didn't know that about the Jacobson organ. That a fantastic investigation tool.

  19. What a very cool bit of information, thanks Madi!! We do believe your Mama should have shared with you though!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  20. I have never heard of a Jacobson's Organ before. Rosie never filled me on this unique feature.

    P.S.: Love that picture of you!!! Truly made me smile.

  21. Well what was it???? We never heard of your Jacobson Organ before either. Can you play it in church? Does it have pipes?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  22. You haven't had to give out demerits in a long time.

  23. Happy Labor Day Madi and Mom (and Dad). Did you drool on your mom? We know the pawrents love it when we do that to them.

  24. She didn't share with you, Madi? How rude of her!

  25. Madi - here's what's even weirder : Pit vipers (like rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads) have the same organ !So your Mom should share with you and be glad you are a KITTY !

  26. OMD, I agree, you gots a SUPER power!!!! Very cool! See, I KNEW kittehs drooled too!!! BOL
    Butts, wait...your Moms DIDN'T SHARE??!!! WTD??! I thinks you need to gives her the cold shoulder. That's what I do. That or hide under the kitchen table.
    Ruby ♥
    your bestie in crime....

  27. We never knew that about kitty cats. Thanks for telling us. We are all science geeks in our family, so we like to learn new things.

  28. well, I'll be........thanks for the lesson Madi

  29. Oh I love the same things... egss-cept that indoor niagara falls :o) and I wish we had cat trees for dogs too... I would like to have one next to my window to watch the hood :O)


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