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Black cats are GOOD luck, unlike the superstition found mainly (only?) in this country. In many other countries they are considered to be very good luck. From what I’ve read, only in this country – with it’s history of fear of ‘witches’ and ‘black magic’ (why is something evil always labeled ‘black’?) are black cats (or anything black) -…[Read more]
I can relate about not wanting more kittens – my wife and I have too many cats now, and had said “no more”. Then a neighbor (to make a long story short) was going to kill three little toddler kittens, accused us of creating their ‘problem’ (not true), and then threatened to shoot me for not showing the proper attitude towards his and his wife’s…[Read more]
Nigel looks just like our Mosie (originally Moses, until we learned “he” was a she), including having similar expressions. I found Mosie abandoned in the middle of our yard at about 10 days old (she’s a bottle baby). If Nigel is as much of a character as Mosie, who is very much her own person/kitty (she very quickly lets you know her opinion -…[Read more]
Everything about her picture just shouts “I’m a happy, loving kitty!”
We have one (found in our back yard at about 10 days old) that looks just like her, even to her expressions. I’m glad you rescued her, and she deserves the best. May you have many years of purrs and play (and snuggles) with your fur babies!
I would like to add that the…[Read more]
It sounds to me like he’s doing fine. Generally, if he’s using the litter box (both ways) and eating – and playful and active (although cats do sleep a lot), then he’s probably OK. Make sure he has plenty of good water to drink, btw.
Still, I’d bring up your concerns about his big belly – at the least, it should put your mind at rest. Better…[Read more]
Hazel is a real beauty, and may you have many years of purrs and snuggles with her! Also, my condolences on your loss of Jingle Bell and Candy Cane, loosing a little one is always so terribly painful! It always helps to have a kitty to help sooth that empty spot in your heart when they leave!
I read the post from when she was tiny and how she took to you. I think cats know when they meet their “person” – when I found my Sunshine, he had never seen a human before. I walked up to him, picked him up (he started purring), and said “Well, Hello there!”. He gave me a huge nose rub and put his head under my chin and snuggled.
That was…[Read more]
We rescued a litter who had FL. One that I had bonded with stopped eating and was dying at 2 years old. A friend of my wife suggested a tea made from about half dried red clover petals, and half catnip. I made it, let it cool, and gave him some by a syringe. Within a couple of hours he perked up, drank some water, started eating, and lived for…[Read more]
THERE ARE NO “CLUMPING CHEMICALS” in clumping cat litter. That’s just marketing BS from the manufacturers.
It’s made from clay… and they dry the clay with heat. The firing temperature determines whether or not it clumps. The hotter the temperature, the less it will clump.
Yep, it costs them more to make the non-clumping litter than the…[Read more]
We have a CH kitty too – he can get around but stumbles a lot and sometimes seems a bit frustrated as his legs get twisted and shoot off in strange directions. CH kitties are just as loving and playful as “ordinary” kitties, and if their condition isn’t too bad, not that hard to take care of. The biggest concern we have is that a couple of our…[Read more]
We have a couple of bobtail kitties. Absolutely playful, absolutely crazy, and they love to pounce on or hunt ANYTHING! (That includes feet and fingers!)
One’s stub tail is rather narrow (about like if she’d lost part of her tail), the other’s tail is unusually wide (she looks like a miniature bobcat).
We have a “terrible, violent Kitten” that grew into an “affectionate grumpy girl” too. She was abandoned by her mother in our back yard at about 10 days old, as her eyes were just opening. When she was a little older, my wife and I would wear a oven mitt to feed her, as she would start slapping and clawing the bottle and anything around her…[Read more]