That picture of Spitz with attitude looks like it’s the cover of his new album; Kitten-tude Wherein he and his back up group, the Tude-a-rudes, sing such kitten anthems as “Shut Up, Stoopy Human,” “Go’way, It’s My Naptime,” “Die Camera, Die,” and “Ceiling Fan, Turn, Turn, Turn!”
That cracked me up, Andrea!
I was going for a kind of ’70s feel, but I’m not sure I got there. I should have just photoshopped them into a yellow Beetle!
How is the lone wolf (pup) doing? All the kitties got someone to play with. I don’t think chickens count as play mates but I could be mistaken. 😉
George is doing just fine. If he misses Gracie, he doesn’t show it. He’s getting some extra attention these days – but most of the time he’s either going around the back forty to make sure all is secure or sleeping near the coop. He’s such a good boy.
I know this probably isn’t the best post to comment this on, but I need some assistance…
I have 3 cats (Bella, Ash, and Rose) who’ve all been with me for a while, and an older Shih-Tsu Poodle dog named Zippy. Almost two weeks ago, my grandmother and I decided to foster a younger (2-3 year old) Pitbull mix who’s name is also Bella. She’s highly interested in the 3 cats, but they seem to be terrified of her. I can’t figure out how to get them used to her and to feel comfortable around her, and I’m not sure what to do… I was hoping someone would be able to make some suggestions on what to do?? I want to hopefully add her to our family permanently because she’s a major sweetheart, but if the cats can’t coexist with her like she wants to coexist with them, we can’t keep her, because the cats have been here longer and take precedence and I could never re-home them
Connie: make sure the cats have places to observe the dog that the dog can’t get to. Cat trees, shelves, a table, gated off areas, etc.. The cats need to gain self confidence around the dog as well, so always side with the cats whenever there is an altercation even if you think the cats ‘started it’ If cats act like prey the dogs will treat them like prey..
GD: I concur. Also, do NOT leave them alone unsupervised until there is 100% trust. You don’t want to come home to a hurt cat – or worse.
I don’t really have any experience introducing dogs and cats, but I think the advice that Connie and GD gave is spot-on. How about it, y’all? Got advice? Please share!
How often do you reheat the socks, Robyn, and where did you hear about them?
I usually reheat them at feeding time (1 minute each in the microwave), but will occasionally pop in during the afternoon for a quick warm-up. I’ve heard about them in the past from various places, but never actually tried it myself. When Susan dropped them off with me, she mentioned that they really liked the rice sock she’d put in there with them, so I gave it a try and it was an instant hit!
Umm, do we need to mail you all of our mateless socks so that you can add one more to the tub so poor little Petra and Combo don’t have to share a sock?
Only two warm rice socks for three kittens?
Y’all just hush up. If those kittens are sooooo miserable in their little two-sock world, they can just GET THEMSELVES JOBS AND BUY THEIR OWN THIRD SOCK.
A conversation sometime in the future when the BeeBees get their forever homes; “Does he always lay on your feet like that after he eats?” “No, just if I’m wearing socks.” “Weird, I wonder why?”
I have to say – Combo TOTALLY fell asleep on my feet last night!!!
Dennis has declared himself the cat in charge of waking me every morning. He comes in around 6, jumps up next to me, stands there for a moment and ::FLOOMP:: falls down against me with his entire weight (which is a slender 8 pounds). Then he lays there and purrs until I get out of bed. LOVE that boy.
2014: Von reacts to the Paw o’ Doom with an awful lot of drama.
2013: Sights from around Crooked Acres.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: Good LORD, the smell.
2008: No entry.
2007: Crazy Eyes say, “I am a fearsome creature.
2006: The black Momma cat we first saw about a month ago was back Friday night. (NOTE: This is Maxi!)
2005: No entry.