|Sunday, October 2nd, 2005|
|Monday, June 13th, 2005|
Do any of you have pet insurance? What company do you have it with? Have you found them affordable and reliable?
|Friday, May 6th, 2005|
Wondering If Anyone Can Help With My Pee Problem
Well, not mine, my kitten Mesca
's. She's about two now and right from when I got her she used the kitty litter and never pee'd anywhere besides in there or outside.* I've moved two or three times with her and she never strayed from using the litter. But now, we moved into the place we are now (about 2 months ago) and she has started peeing all over the house. At first I thought it might be because I kept her inside for the first two weeks (as per usual) but she's still doing it now. And I can't figure out why.
She definatley knows it's wrong, 'cause she looks at me while she's doing it and then bolts for it. I punish her in the usual way: rub her nose in it and put her in the kitty litter. But I'm wondering if this is having any effect because I never had to do it with her when she was younger.
Does anyone have some ideas? Why? Any ideas on how to discourage her?
*Except for this one time when I hadn't brought her litter back in from washing it earlier in the day and she decided to let me know by peeing on my girlfriend who - in Mesca's opinion - I had been spending too much time with.
|Friday, February 25th, 2005|
Shared Kitty Food Is A Shared Joy
No one has posted on here for ages so I thought I'd tell you all about how my kitten taught my flatmate's kitten to share. The kittens in question are below
Cast: Mesca (left) and Willow (right)
One day I replenished the bowl of food for two (according to them) starving kitties. Mesca (my kitten) was the first to get stuck in. She had a few mouthfuls then moved back to give Willow an opportunity to get to the kitty num-num goodness. Mesca watched patiently as Willow hovered over the bowl woofing down kitty biscuits and an exponential rate.
After seeing that Willow was not going to give up her position at the helm of the bowl, Mesca politley placed her paw on the edge of the bowl and looked at Willow. When Willow didn't react Mesca then tapped her lightly once or twice on the back of the head, then placed her paw back on the edge of the bowl. Willow took the hint and moved back.
Mesca moved up to the bowl and had a few mouthfuls then stepped back to let Willow at the bowl again. This occured two or three times before Willow caught on to what Mesca was trying to tell her. I'm so proud to have raised such a polite and patient kitty.
|Sunday, February 20th, 2005|
|Friday, January 28th, 2005|
|Thursday, December 23rd, 2004|
I know food aggression in dogs can sprout to more problems with aggression and posessiveness. Should I be worried about my 5-month old kitten having "toy" aggression (toy in quotes b/c a piece of paper can be subject to clenching in jaws and uttering a low rumble when his companion is at least 10 feet away) and he also dominates the food bowl without growling any time she goes up to eat... he just covers the food bowl with his body until he's done. Oh, and he had a problem with using the litter box until recently (thank god) but now he sprays his boxes (thankfull inside the box) according to my b/f who says he can tell it's spraying from the way he holds his tail (is that true?).
|Friday, December 3rd, 2004|
If you train a cat that they're not supposed to
hunt a pet guinea pig or hamster or rabbit (any pet prey animal) then will this deter their instinct hunt uncaged and unwelcome rodents? I was just wondering because my mom's house cat watches "mouse TV" when the mice invaid our house after the farmer cuts his field next door. He just watches them go by from a distance. I didn't know if this was just totally from lazyness or conditioned somewhat from our admonishments after his interest in my brother's hamster.
Note: I know you can't totally train prey instinct out of a predatory animal. Also, we don't expect or encourage him to chase mice because of what they can transmit, we were just suprised at his supposedly "non-characteristic" behaviour.
|Thursday, November 25th, 2004|
Litter Box habits of 2mo old
Both my kitties are rescues. TC is a 7mo female and Roarshact is a 2mo male. TC's litter habits are fine, although she scratches everything including the wall and side of neiboring bins once she's done, she still covers her elimination. Roar, on the other hand is a biological flunkee (:-P tongue-in-cheek, people) because he leaves his release out in the open for everyone to smell and merely plays in the sand and the plastic part of the litter box. Do you think it's something he'll grow into?
Our abode is not airy and roomy enough to deal with the odor but I guess if he won't learn it's something we'll have to live with. We have one of those self-cleaning litter boxes but it already broke. The only think I can think of is that $13 crystal litter.
|Friday, November 19th, 2004|
Solutions for Roarshact?
We currently have in our care a 2-month-old male bundle of fur. He was brought in to a vet my friend works at by a family who found him on the side of the road on the way to their dog’s checkup when he was around 6-weeks. We took him from my friend to work on the last week of weaning and serving him the last doses of antibiotic. Now we are in limbo about adopting him b/c of a prospective landlady whose bad at communication.
The problem: He’s a biter. He used to spend half his time sleeping, ¼ whining and ¼ playing. Now he whines much less and plays more. He plays with anything on the floor and just as often, his lower half with seemingly no control over his legs (kicking himself and crying from him biting his own tail). When I pick him up he instantly starts purring. (When he was littler he purred so hard that when I saw him I thought there was something wrong.) But other times he plays with my hands and feet and randomly just rares back and takes a chomp at me with no warning.
I’ve tried blowing at his face and now he’s actually started reacting to a Neeeh! noise but I’m trying to find a solution for his biting because we’d like to adopt him even with the biting. (I don’t want someone not prepared to adopt him.) But I need to know why he might be doing this (he shows no signs of pain) and how to correct it.
|Monday, November 15th, 2004|
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x-posted to most cat communities. Sorry!! BUt the more members we have, the more fun! Please join!
|Monday, November 8th, 2004|
|Friday, October 15th, 2004|
Hi, I was wondering how common it was for cats to use their paws to direct your hands (to be petted or fed what you're holding)?
Would a cat have to have ragdoll breed in it to be prone to being limp when you hold her or if she wants to lay on you just flopping on her side (and relying on you to catch her)? (No, she doesn't show any signs of neurological disorder.)
How common are things like this? Like if we were to get her a mate would s/he be likely to as laid-back and human-friendly? If she had a friend would she hang out with us less or love on us less?
We're considering waiting til 'kitty season' (around march) when there's more litters that need to be hand-raised and homed and let her pick her friend. Any comments?
Are Siamese really smart? Are they smart like getting-into-things smart or what? Are they less social?
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|Monday, September 20th, 2004|
|Tuesday, August 31st, 2004|
Small brave carnivores
Kill pine cones and mosquitoes
Fear vacuum cleaner - Feline Haiku
|Wednesday, August 18th, 2004|
I was at the library today (they were giving away free ice cream and I enjoyed some) and while searching out a book, I noticed a book with an interesting picture on the cover. I pulled it out and had to giggle (a grown boy, giggling. imagine that). I flipped through the pages and snickered, finding the very notion of this book to be quite humorous. However, I noted that in some of the pictures, the fine method of touching and application of pressure caught my interested. I had to imagine just how the recipient would react to this form of pleasure.
I checked the book out and took it home, read the book more thoroughly, personally impressed at the use of an art form that originated in the East for such a pleasant manner. I promised myself that I would find myself a partner and share what this book has to offer.
I need to find me a cat. Yes. I intend to try these out on a cat. Surely there is a cat that would love to be on the receiving end of this magnificent series of exercises. I will find that cat and that cat will be like putty in my hands.
But wait. Why should I be the only one that benefits from this knowledge? Should I not also share this with my friends? Should they not have the pleasure of practicing this Eastern art form on their feline companions? I shouldn't be so selfish. I must share with you, my friends, something that is sure to change the lives of you and your cat. Click the link below and see what pleasure can be found for all of you. Won't you click that link now?
Current Mood: pleased
|Friday, August 13th, 2004|
I have one kitty named Buzzer (a female - a 6 year old boy named her though) and she is a real princess. Buzzer has a journal and can be found at buzzy_mcbuzzer
, and will be glad to add any new friends who are interested in her posts.
Buzzer also writes, and has has a kitty cam, with her own personal gallery at http://www.pets-portal.com
- a nice place for pet interaction, and also to host your kitty's pictures.
Buzzer loves to write, and is very friendly, and loves interaction. I'll be sure to post about her antics here :)
Without further ado, here is my baby girl :) Current Mood: cheerful
|Thursday, August 12th, 2004|