Cats At Christmas 2021

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chocolate point Siamese cat on hearth in living room with Christmas bear

Lily with the Christmas bear

The cats and us this year. They are getting into the spirit. This will be Lily’s second Christmas with us and Lucy’s first.
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Rethinking the Christmas Decorations

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Had to put a few decorations away. Cats in the past enjoyed the colored silky thread covered styrofoam ball ornaments. Sure, I trimmed them; they were looking shabby. Kept the good ones and placed them in a container with decorative pine and holly holiday picks.
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Lily flips one out of the container. Had a fantastic time batting the ball across the floor. My heart sank when she unraveled half and it was in her mouth. Much like a wad of cotton candy. Ran over and grabbed it. Only to realize I didn’t get every piece. Hard as I tried, I couldn’t get her close enough to rescue the last piece.

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Cats in Healing

December 2021

healing nurse siamese cat

Lucy hanging out with the bear

Cats help to heal

I adore cats. After Molly’s death in May 2020, the loneliness of not hearing those purrs and meows became overwhelming.

 

Life kept us busy during May, June, and July, so not having 4 legged little ones around made it easier. But as the summer dragged on, the missing laughter that the little creatures bring became intense.

 

December 5, 2020, rolled around, and we picked up our first bundle of joy. Lily a 9-month-old chocolate point Siamese. Winning her over took a while. A year later and she has become a blessing. She has her only little quirks, and we adjust to her whims. (link)

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Cat Diet Improved

November 2021
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This short post is in reference to previous post.
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This is just a quick summary of what has been implemented. My cats weigh 7 to 8 lbs each
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♦ Raw ground sirloin 1 tbsp each.
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♦ Cooked chicken thighs a few scoops on top of cat food. Substituted a raw chicken heart or chicken liver (about 1 or 2 tsp.)
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Olive oil 1/2 tsp per day (AM)
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Lysine 1/8 tsp per day, until improvement in both cats, then 1/8 tsp twice a week.
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Taurine 1 scoop per day per cat. No side effects for giving too much. ( Of course a person needs to be realistic in the amount.)
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Oratene Toothpaste Gel after each meal.
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SeaMeal 1/8 tsp twice a day.
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Bone meal seems to be about 1/8 tsp per 1 oz of food. Since I am adding cans, I probably only need 1/8 tsp per day per cat.
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Note: Always consult your vet. This is only my experience for my cats. I am not a vet and can’t advise you how to feed your cats.
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Stomatitis and Gingivitis in Cats

October 2021

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Chocolate point Siamese purebred cat

Portrait of Lily in Autumn

Stomatitis in Cats

 

Stomatitis sounds like something to do with the stomach… but it is not. Inflammation of the mucous lining of any of the structures in the mouth, which may involve the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, and roof or floor of the mouth. The word “stomatitis” literally means inflammation of the mouth. (reference: Medical Dictionary)

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Gingivitis

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Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. Bleeding is a primary symptom, and other symptoms include swelling, redness, pain, and difficulty in chewing. (reference: Medical Dictionary)

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No Longer a Kitten

September 2021

Siamese blue point cat sliding into tissue paper on living room carpet

Lucy sliding into tissue paper.

 

Hard to believe Lucy celebrated her first birthday on 9-17-2021. We brought her home exactly 8 months ago. Two-thirds of her short life, has been with us. Sad when they start to get bigger and not a cute little bundle of fur as when you bring them home. We all know baby animals are so adorably cute, hard to resist. She was such a tiny little kitten, just a handful. Home coming.

 

And if you’re familiar with Siamese, you know they never quite grow up. Now she is still a handful of mischief. Do love every minute of it… well maybe not  sometimes as you can read below. But keeping them healthy and inspired with fun things to do, they can bring you hours of laughter and joy.

 

She has graced our home with laughter and love. A happy, comical cat, and also mischievous.

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