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Saturday, October 26, 2013

15 Reasons Why Cats Are the Most Fearless Creatures

This pretty well explains the title of the blog.  But, if I didn't add more to this, you wouldn't have anything to read!  So, let's look at some instances where cats are indeed fearless.

This fellow is just making sure the dog knows his place.

Sweet whispers into a friend's ear

Yikes!  This one could be trouble!

 I'd watch out for this one too.

As you can see, they develop this attitude at a very young age.  Here's a few more strutting their stuff.

 What makes them so fearless?  Perhaps that's how they see themselves and act according.

Follow this link to see some fearless cats in action.  It is hilarious!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Day of Sleeping

Yes, it can be a day of sleeping.  :>)  Cats sleep on the average of 16 hours a day.  In my household that takes up most of the day.  Guess what they're doing at night?  Yup!!

After playing or eating, the next thing on the agenda is always the nap.  That can be wherever you happen to be at the time you fall asleep.  I find mine in some of the weirdest places.

Their positions can also be very interesting as well.

As you can tell, it doesn't take much for a cat to be comfortable.  They can mold themselves into whatever position or place that they want to be.

I love this cat's philosophy!!  I should adopt it for myself, I think.

All of these pictures are making me sleepy, so I guess I'd better go get ready for bed!  So good night, purrfect friends!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

More Kitty Facts!

This information was obtained from Kitty Flix plus my own two cents.  First one deals with your cat's fur standing straight up.  What does that mean?  The suggestion is to see if ALL of the fur is standing up.  If it is, your cat is frightened and not likely to attack.  However, if the stripe along its spine is standing up and the rest of the fur is laying down, be concerned about your kitty attacking. 

 In either case, there are some steps you can take to calm down a disturbed cat:

1. For one, make sure your cat is in a secure area where it can't run off.

2. Next, try speaking to your kitty in a soothing tone.

3. Get on your kitty's level by staying low to the ground. This way, it won't feel as intimidated by a tall human towering over it.

4. Once your kitty has calmed down a bit, give it some time to relax even more. Eventually, you can try stroking the bridge of its nose.

5. Feed it some tuna! Kitties prefer wet, smelly food, so this will make it happy. (Not with mine, unfortunately.)

6. Continue speaking soothingly to your kitty and eventually let it get to a higher place so it feels more secure. Remember: a little patience goes a long way!

The next topic might be kind of weird, but Kitty Flix thought it was important.

 A Cat's Urine Does What?!

Ever heard the "myth" that a cat's urine glows under a black light? Turns out it's actually a known fact based in science!

A kitty's urine contains phosphors, which react with the UV rays in a black light, converting the energy it emits into "visible light."

Why do we think you should know this? While you can always smell it when kitty has an accident, you CAN'T always see it. With a black light, you can find and eliminate the odor, decreasing the chances that kitty will go in the same spot (as they tend to do)!

 You are NOT the father! Or are you...?

Did you know that within a litter of kitties, individual kittens can belong to different daddies? The technical term for this phenomenon is "superfecund," and occurs in dogs as well.

While humans aren't superfecund (thank heaven!), according to Greek myth, twin brothers Hercules and Iphicles were. The sons of Zeus and Amphytrion, respectively, the twin boys were both mothered by the mortal Alcemene.

Now, when you see a litter of kittens that look NOTHING alike, you'll know why!

Cats love catnip!  Kirby has a play mouse that contains catnip.  He rolls around with that and has a good time.

 The catnip "high" explained

Also known as "catswort" or "catmint," catnip contains a substance that is thought to release cat pheromones -- meaning your kitty is feeling hot and bothered, and is ready to mate!

But its effects are only seen in two-thirds of cats, who inherit a gene that causes them to exhibit the typical effects of rolling around, nipping, scratching, and drooling.

Interestingly, cat nip works on the big cats, too! We're talking mountain lions, bobcats, cheetahs... you name it.

What does your kitty like to eat?  Be careful what you feed them.  Here are some suggestions.

Veggies, cheese, eggs, cooked meat and fish are the top kitty-safe humans foods your feline will enjoy.

Go easy on the dairy, though, as many cats are lactose intolerant. Start with small portions to avoid an upset stomach.

Other foods like onions and garlic; grapes; caffeine and chocolate; fat trimmings and bones; and raw meat and fish can have adverse effects on your kitty's digestive system.

Here's something that I need to remember!

A typical 10-pound indoor cat only needs 180-200 calories of food a day. Their lack of physical activity means they can survive on very little, and overeating can lead to obesity.

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54 percent of pets are obese. Obese cats are at risk of developing diseases like diabetes, so keep your kitty's diet in check!

The last topic is sleeping with your cat.  Since I have allergies, my doctor keeps asking me if the cats are allowed in my bedroom.  Of course they are!!  But, it can cause problems for some people.  You have to decide yourself whether you will be comfortable or not.  I take allergy shots to help me with this problem.

 According to WebMD, as long as you don't mind being disturbed at night, it's perfectly safe and healthy to sleep with your cat.

Those with allergies and asthma beware! Letting your kitty in the bedroom can wreak havoc on your sinuses. Allergy shots and an air filter can help ease the sneezing and watery eyes.

Hope this information was useful and entertaining.  More later.  Have a good one!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Day of Eating

Apologize for not posting the last two weeks!  After finding out that I do NOT need shoulder surgery, I proceeded to pull the hamstring in my left leg and was told I was grounded in the chair for four weeks.  I don't think so!!!!!!!!!!  However, I found out the doc was correct in his diagnosis because this is healing very slowly.  I'm to the point now where I can sit at my computer for about an hour without my leg cramping up.  Oh, well, this too shall pass.  At any rate, hope that I'm up and running once a week again.  Look forward to your wonderful comments, as always, about the blog.

It's always best to remind your human at the beginning of each day so they don't forget.

It's best to keep an eye on things to make sure things are done right.  After all, it's your food!

Just to be sure you get your day started off right, you might want to try this.

There are certain sounds to help you know that food is on its way.


Of course, just because you said four times a day, doesn't mean that you can't feed yourself if you find something interesting. 

Hopefully, getting to your food will not be a problem!

And if the human forgets to feed you at the proper time, don't be shy.  Let them know!

ANY human will do.

Have a great day!