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Our House and Cats

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 29, 2014

Our House Lyrics by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. From My Girl 2

Our house is a very, very fine house With two cats in the yard Life used to be so hard Now everything is easy ‘Cause of you

And our la,la,la, la,la, la, la, la, la, la, la…..

Our huge, rambling farm-house needed updated and the list of its quirks would fill an entire post. The worst thing was that the house pump was in the barn and above ground which meant it tended to freeze about 4 months of the year when it could drop to -30 C at night.

Despite all the inconveniences, we all loved that house... (more)

Tags: love, kids, cats, home

Discord in Concord

By Anastasia , published on Apr 29, 2012

...Bridge, firing a shot heard around the world.

Another shot has been fired from Concord that has been heard around the world, yea, even so far as London. The enemy this time is not redcoats but felines. Yes, some of the townsfolk were aiming their muskets against the town’s roaming cats. Are there any German Rex cats in the population, I wonder, pussies of possible Hessian extraction?

Lydia Lodynsky, a local resident, something of a minutewoman, took up arms against a sea of outrageous cats and by opposing feline troubles hoped to end them. Apparently these free... (more)

Tags: cats, local government, animal welfare, american cities

Cats, The Perfect Pets

By Marie-Louise, published on Feb 11, 2012

Oh I know all you dog lovers out there are yelling, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Doesn't matter cause I am right.

People need to wake up and see the value of these beautiful animals.

They need to become responsible companions to cats.

The first thing is they need to see a cat as a sentient being. A cat can and DOES feel pain. A cat can and DOES feel fear.

Cats can be sad and depressed, they can love.

Cat's care for each other and their humans.

A cat that is treated like a member of the family will behave like a member of the family, just like a dog... (more)

Tags: cats, social conscience, animal rescue

Cat Resolutions 2012

By Donna Brown, published on Dec 31, 2011

It's New Year's Eve so I thought I'd share what I think my cats' resolutions will be for 2012!

Bilbo says: Cuddles with Mummy! Nothing is more important than that. I leave my food, toys, bed, warm spots when Mummy comes into the room. Sometimes I chew her hair but she usually stops me because I like to eat it. So maybe my resolution will be to find a way to groom Mummy more. But then, I might lose my cuddle time! I'll stick with the cuddles!

Frodo says: Meow! MEOW! I think they can hear me next door now and possibly even in the next street. Daddy calls me the Opera Singer.... (more)

Tags: pets, cats, 2012, new year, resolutions

Book review: A Bad Kitty Christmas - Nick Bruel

By Donna Brown, published on Dec 26, 2011

... pick for children but as I don't have any, I read it for myself and really enjoyed it (well, actually I listened to the audio version but more on that later). The kitty is naughty but lovable and the message behind the story is very touching: accept your kitty's naughtiness - it's part of owning cats and you'd miss them terribly if they were gone.

I got the audiobook version from Audible and I must admit if I were rating this on that alone, I probably wouldn't be able to give it more than 3 stars. I just don't think the reading does it justice. However, having looked at the book... (more)

Tags: cats, book review

Book review: Cat Pies - Grace Elliot

By Donna Brown, published on Dec 22, 2011

Blurb

Did the Victorian’s really eat cat pies?

Why are cats fabled with having nine lives?

Who invented the cat flap?

Do black cats bring good or bad luck?

Why did Victorian veterinarians have such a bad reputation?

Is cat-gut really made from cats?

How did cats win a battle?

You will find the answers to these and many more questions of feline historical trivia in “Cat Pies”.

Review

I contacted Grace directly via Kindle Boards because I’d seen her post about a new cat-related title and my interest was immediately piqued.... (more)

Tags: cats, book review, felines, trivia, cat pies

Of gardens and cats...

By Cielo, published on Nov 10, 2011

Gardens and cats go together; especially in autumn. Autumn is such a dreamy season… and then again, there is something about the presence of a cat in a garden… a wistful feeling—certainly a sorts of quixotic mingling.

And thus, I’ve been staring out the window a lot these days; cozying up in the warmth of the insides while standing silently by the window looking at the quiet garden…

Lemon grass, sweetgrass and sleepy Jacob’s Ladder, cat thyme, pansies and heaps of dried leaves unite; they blend and come together as Nature gently puts them to sleep.

And the wind in the trees... (more)

Tags: fall, death, life, autumn, cats, thoughts for the soul, gardens, rebirth

Hey! Neighbour! Leave those cats alone!

By Donna Brown, published on Sep 24, 2011

I've seen a few articles recently about people feeding wandering cats, assuming they were strays or just to be friendly to them. Unfortunately, this kind behaviour can have some very negative consequences and end up being quite distressing for both the cats and their full time owners. Here's why...

Fat cats!

The most obvious is clearly weight. According to the Hills Treat Translator, feeding a cat a cup of milk (and more on why you shouldn't do that later!) is the equivalent of feeding a human four and a half hamburgers. Four and a half!!! This is a great illustration of... (more)

Tags: cat food, cats, cat, feeding cats, cat allergies, cat lactose intolerant

The Left Behind Girls

By Innocent Owner, published on Oct 7, 2010

...anything of it at first. Yelling at an animal once in awhile is normal: “Don’t eat that bug!”, “Who missed the cat box?!”, “My leg is NOT a scratching post!!!” Unfortunately, the yelling at the cat became a daily thing and it all came from one person, the mom. She didn’t like cats and she made it known to Cali (and the neighbors within a two block radius). Her solution, the cat goes outside and stays outside. The yelling stopped.

At first, I’d see her in the yard or the driveway and I would call her name and try to pet her to no avail. Gradually, she’d come... (more)

Tags: cats, hard decisions, left behind

Velvet's Bee

By Paul Wylie, published on Sep 5, 2010

... for homes for an unwanted and unanticipated litter was how we found each other.

Being the parenting types, and with the kids all grown up and going about their own lives, I imagine it was 'empty nest' syndrome that drove us to seek out a surrogate child, and while not generally a lover of cats, Velvet has become such a part of me that when she was injured this morning, I acted as though my child was being murdered.

I had no idea that I would love this animal so much. Having had cats before for the sake of my children, I pretty much gave them their space and they gave me mine.... (more)

Tags: relationships, life, cats, bees, emergencies

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