Drew Rodgers

I live in Norway with my wife, Inger, and our cat T.J. Maxx and teach International Business Communications at Oslo University College School of Business.

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Give Me a Cat Any Day

Published on Monday 5. March 2012

You probably have not thought of cats as a replacement for kids, but then you haven’t seen my You Tube video, which you can now. Don’t get me wrong. I am not trying to change your family plans or solve the world’s population problem, just give you a chuckle. So fasten your seat belt, turn on your sense of humor and off we go on a journey into a new world of parenting.

Cats rather than kids

Published on Sunday 4. March 2012

If you think it’s better to have kids rather than cats, then we have to talk.

I have 50 indisputable reasons in favor of having cats in a new book “Give Me a Cat Any Day: Why Prospective Parents Should Seriously Consider Having Cats Rather Than Kids.” You’ll get to see the other 30 when I find a publisher. If you happen to know of one please let me know at drew.rodgers43@gmail.com.

Reason 1

Parents’ role is rapidly changing from parenting to being service providers. Rumor has it that some parents spend so much time driving that they are applying for a Teamsters’ card. Due to the activity mania families are spending more time on the road to various training than being a family. If you have to have kids and not just cats, here is a piece of advice. Wouldn’t spending quality time with family and naturally with your cat be more soul assuaging?

Check out a cat’s activity schedule for a little perspective.

Stay tuned for new reasons coming soon.

Coming Soon

Published on Thursday 1. March 2012

Give Me A Cat Any Day. Click on the picture to have a look.

Give Me a Cat Any Day: Why Prospective Parents Should Seriously Consider Having Cats Rather than Kids

Forty-six (and counting—if you have any suggestions, please share them with us) captivatingly illustrated reasons for having cats rather than kids, accompanied by endearing cat sayings that will warm the hearts of DISCs (Dual income some cats) and BCAKs (Both cats and kids). A perfect gift for any and all cat lovers.

Click here to have a look

We are currently considering two options:

Self-publishing which will involve finding an agent to handle marketing, sales and distribution in our target markets, North America and the UK. Finding a publisher. The other commercial potentials in addition to the book are cards and calendars. In the meantime, the illustrations for “Give Me a Cat….” will be available on a pay per illustration basis Please contact us if you are interested.

Cats as Gurus

Published on Wednesday 29. February 2012

Observing cats is an education in itself. No other animal, human or otherwise, can enjoy life as much while being totally laid back, that is, unless there is a mouse, another cat or a dog in the vicinity. Watching their body language is an integral part of the education they can provide us.. They move with grace, stretch with enjoyment, purr their contentment, nuzzle with affection and then go off to assert their independence. One might conclude that they are egotistical, getting what they want and then turning their back on us. But, independence and affection are not contradictions, just a well integrated combination in a cat’s personality.

The passing of our cat

Published on Wednesday 29. February 2012

Our cat T.J. Maxx couldn’t keep down his food and so we had to put him down. We spent his last days with him, allowing him to sleep with us. He showed his consideration, in when having to throw up, he jumped onto the wood floor, threw up and then hopped back in bed so as to not soil the bedding. His last day he spent in my lap being coddled until the vet came to put him down. I carried him out to the vet’s car after he was put to sleep, thanked him for everything he had given to us and said goodbye. There is saying that “No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your clothing.” We carry T.J. Maxx with us in both places.