Ran across this and thought of you. Chickens!
That is awesome!
Which one of your cats would be likely to enjoy something like this? 🙂
I can’t imagine any of them putting up with it, let alone enjoying it. Mayyyybe Stefan, but I kind of doubt even he would let that happen.
I have a question/problem: We have just added a 2-3 year old cat to our household that was left behind when it’s owners moved. He’s a very friendly (fixed) tuxie cat that we’ve named Felix. I brought him home last Wednesday, on a trial basis to see if my two could adjust to him. I’ve kept him separated from my two, but this weekend tried to spend some time with all doors open. Felix has no sense of boundaries though. My two would probably be OK (not happy, but OK) if he would just leave them be, but he either has a death wish, is stupid, or mean because he just won’t leave them alone. He’s gone in and gotten Jack out of hiding and chased him through the house with Jack hissing growling & screaming the whole way. Any ideas to teach him to respect space?
Alyslinn said: Perhaps have Felix confined (a large dog crate, or some such) in the main area where you’ll be, and your other cats have the run of the place? It could get Felix used to them without being able to run after them and harass them.
Quite honestly, it took half a month of switching bedding, feeding by the door, etc. before I let my new cat out to fully roam, and even then, I only let him out when I was home. (these days, he coexists quite peacefully-most of the time-with the others.)
I agree with Alyslinn, I’d go back to keeping them separate for a while longer, and doing the switching-bedding and feeding by the door before you even let Felix out to meet the other two. You could also (if the other two would put up with it) confine them to one room and let Felix have the run of the house for a little while. I imagine that the newness of his situation is making Felix pretty wound up, and the introduction needs to be a gradual one. Also, I’m pretty sure that Connie would recommend the book Cat vs. Cat, which should be helpful in this exact same kind of situation.
Robyn, I was watching Cats 101, they were featuring the American Curl and mentioned a term you need to know about: “ear furnishings” aka floof.
Oldcat said: I know that term. My kitten Rhea Silvia has the biggest ear furnishings of all time!
Ear furnishings! That’s the best description EVER.
Challenger’s House has been using Oxyfresh Pet Dental Hygiene Solution in the water bowls for many years. With 25-35 cats in the catroom at any given time, I’m not sure if it is effective for all of them but I haven’t had to take anyone from that room to the vet for teeth/mouth problems. I’m still a distributor for Oxyfresh so if anyone wants to buy it using our number it is 180669120.
If you’re interested in buying Oxyfresh and using Challenger’s House’s distributor number, go to Oxyfresh.com, click on Customer Sign In from the top right hand corner. Click on Register as New Customer. Select one of 3 types of customer (new customer, most likely). On the next screen where it says Heard About choose Distributor ID Number from the pull down choices. Type in 180669120 & click Search. (Alternately, you can search by the name Challenger’s House). This should bring up Challenger’s House. Then create your account!
Thought you might get a kick out of this…This medieval manuscript curses the cat who peed on it
I can certainly relate!
Where did you get the Corbs Cave? I have been looking for exactly that and have yet to find one.
Wal-Mart! I got it at least two years ago (if not longer), and while I keep waiting for someone to pee in it or spray on the side of it, it hasn’t happened yet. I think it cost about $15, and was very much worth the price.
From today’s archive link from 2007: “Every time we go to Smallville and [Newt]’s hanging out on the front porch, he runs for the front door. If we leave it open for longer than a few seconds, he moseys on in and wanders around the house, meowing in his high-pitched big-baby squeak.”
Do you have any video of Newt’s so-called “big-baby squeak”? I always love it when I get to hear the voices of the permanent residents and fosters! Even if it’s like Stinkerbelle’s screech-o’-doom from a few days back. 🙂
I initially said that I didn’t have any video of Newt’s meow, but then I remembered that I do! The video part is awful because it’s from the Dark Ages (2007ish), but you can certainly hear him.
John Smith sang and sang and sannnnng the entire way to Petsmart yesterday morning. Tricki curled up in her carrier and didn’t say a word. When I put them in their cages, John Smith flopped down on top of his litter box (they’re covered litter boxes) and said “How YOU doin’?”, and Tricki went into her litter box and hid. When I stopped back by the store a couple of hours later after running errands, he looked as relaxed as he could possibly be. She was still in the litter box.
I got to spend some time with my beloved Tony Soprano, and I LOVE HIM. I don’t get why he hasn’t been adopted yet, he is the silliest, sweetest, friendliest boy! Livia was happy to see me and purred and purred and head-butted me. Maybe this will be their lucky weekend. FINGERS CROSSED.
2013: “I can’t believe I had to wear a stupid tie to work today. Stupid meetings. Stupid ties. Stupid bosses.”
2012: Someone asked in the comments yesterday if Lucy is still “cockeyed”, and the answer is that yes, she is still slightly cross-eyed.
2011: It was a slipper. No wonder it wouldn’t purr.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: The Annoying of the Poo.
2007: She follows him downstairs and hangs out, giving him the Eyes of Love and all the other cats the Eyes of You-Go-To-Hell.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.