Our multiple cat household just seemed to happen!
I think part of it had to do with the fact we maybe didn’t know when to stop! Although initially, after we lost our “first” kitty family through attrition (Rainbow Bridge) and our “cupboard was bare”, Chuck got the idea he didn’t want cats anymore.
I wasn’t yet at that place, and so kept the idea in mind that we would get a cat again sooner or later. To my surprise, come to find out Chuck was actually looking online for breeders of Persian cats.
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Today, marks two years since our “baby” went to the Rainbow Bridge.
He became a rather sickly little one a couple of months after we got him. But with good doctor care, lots of medicine and plenty of lovin’ he lived till 13.
We shared some fun times and we shared some trauma times as well as little boy “trouble” times.
“The Boys” and I miss him – lots!
Yours in missing those who have gone before,
For the most part, ours is minimal, although it seems to get on Billy’s very last paw nerve when Mikey takes over my lap!
After all, my lap is Billy’s territory.
When Mikey gets to my lap before Billy, Billy will come to me, sit on the couch beside me and give me a dirty look. (As if to say, “How could I let some other kitty take over his spot!)
If I “ignore” Billy, he will lift up one of his front paws and tap me on the arm–gently at first–and then a bit forceful if I don’t pay attention to him.
Billy knows that sooner or later Mikey will move away or Billy will manage to scoot around enough to make room for himself on my lap alongside Mikey!
Eventually, though, Mikey will get tired of “sharing the lap”, and take off like a wild thing!
Yours in kitties make their special space,
P.S. If we use Da Bird Cat Catcher Cat Toy to distract Mikey away from my lap, Billy will be a very happy kitty!
For some reason, he’s got it in his head that a stack of books and things that I keep on the couch near where I sit is in his way.
And so invariably he’s up and in my stuff any chance he gets. Worse, he’s in the things during the night. Or at least I think he is because when I get up in the morning and turn on the dining room light, many of the things have been moved and/or have been knocked over or onto the floor.
He may think I can’t tell he’s been in my stuff, especially if I am upstairs and he is downstairs. But I can see the destruction where he’s been.
For instance, in my stack I was saving a Godfather’s (pizza) coupon page that had come in one of the newspapers’ inserts last week. When I went to straighten up his mess, I noticed little teeth marks around the edges of the Godfather’s ad. So many marks, in fact, that I’m pretty certain I’ll have to throw away the ad.
The next morning when I got up Billy was “searching the stack” for other ads.
Yours in staying ahead of snoopy kitties,
P.S. Thinking here that Billy needs a distraction. Perhaps one of these “Yeowww ‘My Cats Balls’” will work in a pinch.
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Sharon had “come across the post” and “thought I might be interested in being a featured writer at Petocracy”, their website.
I was thrilled to say “yes”!
If you’re not familiar with Petocracy (I wasn’t), Sharon writes, “It’s a community for pet owners to connect, share advice, and even get answers from verified Resident Experts, who are real veterinarians and pet professionals.”
The site itself reminds me a little bit of a Pinterest board.
Sharon also indicated that the site is available to 13,500 Facebook fans.
Petocracy also has a message board/forum to help you connect with like-minded pet lovers. You do have to register to use the site. It’s a terrific resource for all kinds of things “cat”–there is also lots of information on dogs, too, as well as a whole lot more!
Yours in “playing” at Petocracy,
P.S. If you can’t find us, go see if we’re at Petocracy; it’s a really neat place to hang out.
We particularly noticed it with Snowflake–and now, of course, with Mikey. And sometimes, even Billy.
Cats seem to have a “one-track mind”!
For Snowflake, it was if anything was in her way she’d knock it off, tip it over or step through it to get to where she wanted to go. Mikey will mostly voice his opinion about stuff at the top of his lungs, while Billy will “pick” and “slink”.
The end result for all three, cat-like, is they sometimes leave some sort of destruction in their wake. Read the rest of this entry »
Thus enter your precious feline.
Sometimes, as you know, it can be difficult to get your kitty to drink. Maybe she’s under the weather. Perhaps she’s finicky because the water is too stale or not cold enough.
Whatever the reason might be, you may never know. But it’s still crucial that you keep plenty of fresh water on hand at all times for your cat to help to keep her hydrated!
Especially if she or he has been unwell. As with you, who may not want to drink anything when you’re ill, so too your kitty might shy away from the water dish at such times.
If this happens at your house, it’s important for you to try to come up with different ways that might work to get water into your cat. Read the rest of this entry »