Its me, Ali Zophia !

Hello Kitties and Pups!  I hope you are all ready for another Q&A session with me.  We got quite a few letters last week, so lets get right to them.

Our first from The 'Splorin' Wolfies  who rather impertinently asked me "Why are you going to your lawyer this time?"  *I normally probably would Not answer this question but I am highly excited by certain events that may lead to the syndication of our blog.  Stay tuned for further developments!

Max Dog of South Africa asked me "What is the best way to give a cat a compliment."  * Many Cats, Max, are quite satisfied with stroking and kind words, however, I say you can't beat a tin of fine Norwegian sardines.  Thanks for writing, Max

Here is a difficult question from Mr Darcy who asks  "I think cats must love dogs as cats leave little packages of deliciousness for dogs to snack on while going for walks.  So why do they pretend not to like us when we're face to face?"
* Are you referring to what many call, Tootsie Rolls, Mr. Darcy?  Most cats are quite meticulous about digging a hole and burying this matter, so I wonder if it is really Cats who are leaving these, uh, packages you are referring to?  If you found them in a litter box, thats quite another story.  I don't think many cats are good at pretense, so they probably are fearful of your size or your impulsive behavior.  I don't think its dislike as much as it is fear.  Thank you very much for writing.

Gus, Louie and Callie, The Three Happy Heelers wrote and asked "You think Dr. Steve can fix the little Red one (Callie)?  She is a total pest.        * I have utmost confidence in Dr. Steve's abilities and I feel that if you were to describe the problems you are having with her, he would do his utmost to help her.  Let us know how this works for you and take care!

We always have to choose letters to include and its quite difficult.  Our last letter is from Martha and Bailey Basset who ask "Can we send you our problems too?"    *Of course, Martha and Bailey, I would be happy to read and offer whatever opinion I might arrive at, for your problems.    Please write again.

And finally, an opinion from Sue at the Portugese Water Dog blog.  Sue says "Ali Z we think you are one scary cat.  You have an answer for everything and you don't take any nonsense from anyone."  *I am sorry you think I am scary, but really, what more could you ask for from a giver of advice?  Thanks for writing, Sue.

Thats all for this week, friends, please keep your letters coming, I enjoy attempting to puzzle out the solution to your problems, whether they be big or small.

Meow, meow,

Ali Zophia


MAX said...

Hey there, Ali-Zzzzzzz
mmm...THanks for attempting to answer my question, but I think the ANSWER YOU GAVE was directed at humans!!!:
You see, I can't stroke you, I can't give you kind words and I have no clue where to either get sardines or open the tin...
So, Im sorry, Ali-zzzzt...the question remains:
* How can a DOG give a kitty a compliment...??? (by chasing it??) (...up a tree, perhaps?) (...into its own house...show it home, perhaps?)
I must admit...you are cute and I would love to chase you!!!
Lots of licks

Mango said...

Isn't scary cat redundant?


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! Ali Zophia! You must be pretty smart to be able to answer all of those questions, are you going to become "Dear Abby" for the dogs and cats? That would be cool!
Keep up the good work!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Aniemother said...

Well said Ali Z!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello ali zophia its dennis the vizsla dog hay more gud advice thanks!!! ar yoo going to be sindikayted like deer abby or doktor fill??? that wood be so cool!!! ok bye

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So, Ali Z...

How would woo solve a problem like Khyra?


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Once again, Ali Z, I am so surprised at your endorsement of me. You are very smart for a cat.

Dr. Steve

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That Dr. Steve must really be good if he can fix the pest.. She is always biting at our heels and doing fly-byes.. She just doesn't listen to Mom, you think it might have something to do with her being deaf? She doesn't watch the signs.. We are hoping she will grow out of this pest-ism..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tracey and Huffle said...

I don't think you're scary Ali Z, you're just misunderstood. Very good advice as always!

Huffle Mawson

TwoSpecialWires said...

Zopia. You are clearly a very wise kitty. Was it you that came up with Happy Walks? We like it. It'll stick.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

The Army of Four said...

Here's a question for you:
Why doesn't the new blog header include you? Hmmmmm.....? Doesn't quite seem fair to me.
Play bows,

Anonymous said...

Dear Ali Z,
Thanks for answering my question. But the answer saddens me deeply, as I do not wish to appear as a frightful beast.
Some of the kitty cats around here only make a very token effort at covering their business up - which is obviously why I became confused as they appeared to be coated in a fine layer of dust for my eating pleasure.

Mr Darcy

Zoolatry said...

So, is AZ the new Ann Landers... or the Dear Ali of the Pet World?

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Dear Miss Ali Z,

I apologize if I have offended you, that was never my intention. I love reading your advice column and I have no desire to channel any questions away from you, and will say so on my blog. In fact, most of the questions asked so far have been about me, which I am clearly the expert on, my dear. I know you are a cat and can't help your grouchy ways. I hope we can still be friends. You know how much I love Stella and your mom.

I have a question fur you - why don't cats wear clothes? You never see people dressing up their cats. Why is that?

Cloud the curious