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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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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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Journey of a Cat’s Private Chef

August 2021

 

Chocolate point Siamese cat hanging on a cat tree shelf playing one of the cats with red gums

Lily hanging out on the cat tree.

Lily and Lucy both have red gums. There has been improvement since I first started on this quest. Lily’s breath improved. Their coat is silkier. Still, there wasn’t enough progress.

 

By appointment time for both cats, I made a recent purchase of cat food. Ugh.

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Rodent Killers

June 2021

Rodent Killers Felis Catus, blue point Siamese cat that destroys cat toys

Lucy “Little Tornado”

 

You’d think that an animal with the scientific name of “Felis catus”, might just have killer instincts.

 

Years ago, presented with an embarrassing statement of proclaiming… “No self-respecting mouse would dare enter my house with 5 cats.” A few days later, a mouse scurried across my living room floor.

 

Devastated that at least one of the five wasn’t in hot pursuit. Nope. They ignored the intruder. Cat dialogue; “He’s been here a while. Besides, he doesn’t eat much.”

 

My first cat was a fierce hunter. Taking down birds, mice, gophers, and even a pet rat that escaped. It was white, so I’m sure it once was a pet.

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