September 22, 2014
It’s not something we like to think about, but literally thousands of precious animals will be euthanized across the world in the brief amount of time it takes you to read this post. It is heartbreaking, unfair, and very difficult for those of us that love animals to comprehend, but the fact is, it happens. But rather than harp on the ethics of it all, I ask for your help, enthusiasm, and dedication to helping make a difference by joining the Remember Me Thursday™ candle lighting awareness campaign on Thursday, September 25th with rescues and organizations worldwide to honor those animals that lost their lives without finding a forever home and to help find ways to increase adoptions for the millions of animals who still need a good home. Read more
September 20, 2014
If you look closely, you will see that our whole gang of seven is in this photo and they are very concerned… As in they are very concerned with who will feed them dinner…
Yeah… it’s true… I’m not feeling so well so today’s post will be short and sweet. No lessons to learn, no complex cat concepts to ponder, and no commentary to inspire reflective comments. There will be no quiz at the end of the post and everyone is free to go home early without homework! It seems I’ve come down with some sort of throat infection… possibly due to having to talk like a pirate all day yesterday which was International Talk Like a Pirate Day….All those Grrrs and Arrrrrs can be rough on a throat….
I’m sure I’ll be fine – I went to the doctor and I am taking antibiotics to get rid of the infection, but none of that really matters. The larger issue, of course, is will I still be able to feed the cats? Relax guys… I promise you will still be fed!
Happy Caturday all and if you have not yet entered to win a SisalAngle™ Incline Scratcher and BrushUp™ Self-Grooming Post from SmartyKat®, please make sure you go back and visit Wednesday’s post for the details and to leave a comment for your chance to win.
September 17, 2014
Believe it or not, when I had cats years ago, I just did not know some of the basic etiquette of cat behavior and cat grooming care like I do today. For example, when my cats would inevitably scratch (and consequently shred) my furniture, I would scold them to stop which was a tactic that very rarely worked. And if they weren’t scratching the furniture, they would be shedding all over it and telling them to stop doing that clearly didn’t work either. And truthfully, you don’t want them to stop – cats were born with claws for a reason and scratching is an instinctual behavior that is important to their health and well-being. The same with shedding – it is a normal, healthy, and natural way for them to lose dead hair and maintain proper body temperature. Read more
September 13, 2014
In the indelible words of the late Joan Rivers, “Can we talk?” I ask this because the other day I shared a picture of Kizmet sitting in my office chair after he stole it from me when I got up for a brief second to get a glass of water. I marveled at not only how quickly the act had transpired, but also at how quickly he fell soundly asleep considering I was literally only gone a minute at best. Read more
September 10, 2014
Here I am with the birthday boy as well as with Kizmet, Rolz, and Mia. I thought the day was pleasant enough and went to bed feeling like I had given Zee a birthday he would remember!
On behalf of Zee, I just wanted to thank all of you for the kind wishes you left for him in celebration of his 9th birthday last Sunday. The day seemed nice enough – I showered him with lots of love and attention to make sure he felt spoiled and pampered and when I went to bed, I was certain he enjoyed his special day.
Apparently I was wrong, because unbeknownst to me, his feline cat-mates had further plans in mind that I was unaware of… I might not have ever even known, but in their altered state they made the mistake of posting their shenanigans on Facebook. Check it out to see for yourself just what REALLY happened on Zee’s birthday in the after-hours, raw and unedited addition!