If a Cat Could Be President


Cats have been in the White House for centuries. Abraham Lincoln’s cat Tabby was the first presidential cat. In more recent times, the Carters’ Misty Malarky Ying Yang and the Clinton’s Socks called the White House home. I’m quite sure that feline energy makes the White House a kinder and gentler place, and I’m equally sure that the world would be in better shape if cats didn’t just live in the White House, but could actually be president. So this Presidents Day weekend, I asked Allegra and Ruby what it would be like if a cat could be president. Not surprisingly, they had some pretty strong opinions on the subject.


If cats could be president,

  • there would be no more homeless cats. Every cat would have a forever home where she is loved and cared for.
  • nap time would be mandated by law. Every cat and every human would be required to take at least one nap each day, preferably together.
  • play time would be mandated by law. Humans would be required to play with their cat at least twice a day. This will not only make cats and humans happier, but it will also ensure a good night’s sleep for both!
  • cats will be allowed to be with their humans in nursing homes, hospices and hospitals.
  • every office and store will have a resident cat. This will help humans cope better with the stress of having to work to earn money for cat food.
  • catnip would be legal in every state.


If cats could be president,

  • there would be tuna for everyone!

Conscious Cat Sunday will return next week.


11 Comments on If a Cat Could Be President

  1. Heather
    February 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I think that looks like a great campaign I’d vote for them! I had a friend who put a Vote for Hello Kitty sign in her yard last time we had a Presidential Election because she wasn’t excited about any candidate. I also once wrote in Garfield on a ballot.

    On a side note I think it would be great to have resident kitties at hospital/hospices/nursing Homes. My parents are both in a care facility and both love their grand-cat. We are lucky because the care facility allows visits from pets and I have taken Ellie Mae to visit. They also have pet therapy with therapy dogs once a month. My kitty will also talk to her human Grandma over the phone. She purrs and meows and I put it on speaker so she can hear my Mom voice real well. Sometimes Ellie will even ask to speak to her Grandma on the phone by putty her paw on the phone and then when she is does she pushes the phone away. I know it sounds kind of crazy but I’ve seen it happen a bunch of times. 🙂 It always makes my Mom happy to hear from Ellie Mae.

    • Ingrid
      February 23, 2015 at 3:37 pm (5 years ago)

      I love that your kitty talks to your Mom on the phone, Heather!

  2. Cynthia Southern
    February 15, 2015 at 8:11 pm (5 years ago)

    This made me chuckle. I would vote for Allegra and Ruby any day. I agree with Allegra that every office and store would be required to have a resident cat. It would greatly reduce stress for the humans earning a paycheck to buy cat food, cat nip, treats, toys and vet care for their furry cat companions. 🙂

  3. Ingrid
    February 15, 2015 at 5:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you all, for your support! The girls are busy plotting their campaign. Ruby is looking into finding reliable tuna suppliers.

  4. Brenda
    February 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm (5 years ago)

    Love this!!! Allegra for President — I second the nomination!

  5. S.E. Larkin
    February 15, 2015 at 10:41 am (5 years ago)

    Allegra – I wholly support your position on cats being allowed to be with their humans in hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes. Allegra for President!

  6. Ellen Pilch
    February 15, 2015 at 10:25 am (5 years ago)

    I will vote for you- I want there to be no homeless cats.

  7. Maggie
    February 15, 2015 at 4:54 am (5 years ago)

    Awesome article! Loved it! Always makes me smile! I’m Canadian but I still support both Alegra & Ruby for presidential candidates! My cats also think they’d be purrrrfect!

  8. Summer
    February 15, 2015 at 3:09 am (5 years ago)

    These are all great ideas – I’d vote for them!

  9. Debi
    February 15, 2015 at 1:31 am (5 years ago)

    Allegra for President!


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