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Picking The Right Cat

blue point and chocolate point Siamese

Morning R & R

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How to know which cat to adopt.

This can be easy or difficult.

Cats can have unique personalities. Some are in your face and purring. Others are aloof.

The question is, if you choose the wrong one… will it change? Perhaps. Some can be an actual challenge.

Nice if they were the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

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How to improve the odds for that perfect cat.

First, decide if you want a male or female. Reminder, an altered cat is happier and healthier. The earlier the altering, the better for you and your pet. Males will have less desire to wander and less aggression. Females won’t go into heat and be more content.

I’m an advocate for indoor only cats. Only exception are barn cats, they catch mice. Confined indoors their entire life isn’t an issue. In fact, they will most likely live longer. No interaction with other cats that may have fleas, diseases, and no cat fights. No worries of attacks by other wildlife or hit by a vehicle. Continue reading

Why Do You Want a Cat?

Blue Point Siamese

Lucy, blue point Siamese

 

Responsible pet ownership comes with many long-term commitments. Are you up for the challenge?

Can you afford to feed them, especially if they need a special diet?

Vet bills can be expensive if they get sick.

Are you prepared to keep them indoors, away from dangers? Cars, dogs, wild animals are a threat to cats?

Responsible Cat Ownership

Outside cats encounter fleas, poisons, such as anti-freeze, poisoned rodents, fertilizers on grass, weed killers. Our own property may be free from those dangers. But cats will wander to the neighbors. And you have no control over their yard.

Cats kept inside don’t run into the above scenarios. Life span of indoor cats is usually much longer than outdoor ones. So keep your furry family member inside for the healthiest existence. They won’t miss the outside if they never experience it. You can’t miss what you don’t know exists. Continue reading

When Cats Get Sick

June 2022

Blue Point SIamese healthy after being sick

Lucy alert and back to her old self.

 

It has been a rough month for my little ones.

 

Sometimes we never know what causes them to get ill. Especially since mine are both indoors. No sliding glass door. No contact with other animals or people. We didn’t even touch another animal, yet they still got sick.

 

The ironic part, neither was sick because of the other.

 

Started with Lucy having loose bowel movements. Several days, and still no change. Soon graduated into her meowing and standing on the bed. Her usual MO for a no-no. Band her from the rooms with beds… after cleaning up several messes. Two plus weeks we had bedroom doors closed.

 

Lucy either did it on the bed or in the litter box. There could have been a third alternative. I’ll take my wins where I can.

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Can You Keep Your Cats Content?

 

chocolate point siamese cat laying on coffee table

Lily on the coffee table in the morning sun.

To find out how to keep your cats content. Take time to observe their behavior.

 

It isn’t just keeping their bellies full. Ah yes, they will be happier if they are not hungry. But with too much consumption of food they will become listless. And health issues could be a problem.

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Natural Cat Behavior

 

chocolate point siamese cat enjoying the sunshine

Lily turns 2 years old

The cat’s natural instinct is to climb. And observe from a safe place. Another typical behavior is to get low and hide, which represents fear.

 

The cat’s small stature on the floor is an inadequate perspective of their environment. Providing high places invigorates their spirit for adventure.

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