I have a question for the group mind (apologies if I’ve missed this elsewhere). In an effort to control the specific diets of two of four cats, we’ve gone from free-feeding to timed feeding with the bowls down at specific times a day. The bowls are down for 30 minutes. They come back to the bowls at least once. Those of you who also do this sort of feeding, how many times do you put food down? I’m concerned my cats aren’t getting enough to eat and that I should perhaps do a third feeding and just keep the bowls down for 20 minutes. They get treats once a day. Opinions, please?
I don’t have an opinion on this topic, but I know someone out there (maybe many someones!) does. Please chime in in the comments if you have advice!
A friend is looking for a t-shirt combo. Where the human’s face is printed on a cat-sized shirt which the cat will wear, then the human wears the appropriate sized t-shirt with the cat on that. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
If anyone has a suggestion, please chime in – but I’m thinking a baby’s t-shirt or onesie would work for the cat? You can get both a baby tee/onesie and an adult t-shirt at Cafepress!
Did I hear a cat early on making his-her recording debut?
Yes, Miz Poo wanted to be part of the making of that audio!
Do you miss having chickens at the new house?
I occasionally miss being able to go out and watch them (especially when I see chicken pictures I’ve taken), but neither of us misses the work of having them.
What kind and where do you get the heated cat beds…there were so many on Amazon I wasn’t sure which to choose?
The bed over by Khal (on the left) is one that I picked up in Maine. The tag says “Tiger Dreamz – Favorite Pet Products,” but I wasn’t able to find a link to it online. But that’s okay! It was kind of expensive! The other bed, the brightly colored paw prints, is a self-heating bed I got when Andrea was having her fundraising insta-auction to benefit Winnie’s Wish. I’ve got a couple of those and they are extremely well made and popular around here.
But to answer the question in a more helpful way – we have several of the Milliard thermal mats, which I bought off of Amazon. They’re good beds, the cats like them, and they get surprisingly warm. The only thing is that you want to be sure to wash them on gentle and hang them to dry, or the inside gets all bunched up. Which, to be honest, doesn’t bother the cats, but it bugs ME. If you’re into DIY, you could always buy one of those reflective windshield shades (like this), cut it into smaller pieces, and stick each piece in a pillowcase or other piece of material, and fold it over.
Speaking of kittens needing homes, my friend’s cats had kittens recently. She is in IL (near Decatur I think). Anyway, if anyone wants any I will try to put you in touch if you leave a comment here or find me on Facebook.
Has Khal ventured out to the catio yet?
He has! He figured out the cat door at Crooked Acres before we moved, so it didn’t take him long to find the cat doors to the screened porch. He doesn’t spend a lot of time out there, but he likes to go out every now and then.
Here’s a kitten I saw recently on Love Meow who also must have the loon gene. One of his pictures near the end of the post looks like he could be a baby Jake. BTW, this little guy’s vampire fangs make him absolutely adorable!
What a CUTIE!
I volunteer my photography skills to photograph kitties at a shelter in the Cincinnati area to spiff up their adoption profiles. I’m wondering if you might be missing a certain loony member of your tribe, because this guy looks quite familiar.
That boy certainly has a case of the loons! (I LOVE that you volunteer to take pictures of shelter kitties. You are awesome!)
I noticed your dog tray in Stefan’s picture. I bought one to corral the canned food my two cats seem to get everywhere. I love it!
They are the handiest things! I have them under all the food and water dishes, and even have one under the cats’ water fountain. I get mine at Petsmart (in the dog dish section), but y’all can find them on Amazon too. (Ooooh, they have them in black now, too! Mine are all white/clear and blue.)
Today, we are slackers.
2017: Crooked Acres Thursday.
2016: “Well, hello little mousie!”
2015: Meet Simon and Garfunkel!
2014: No entry.
2013: No entry.
2012: Ducks of a feather really DO flock together.
2011: The Box.
2010: She made her angry high-pitched meow, she stomped around, she glared at the basket.
2009: These sisters are so adorable, they kill me!
2008: To our surprise, the owl was still alive when we got home.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.