Last night, this happened.
Yay! That leaves Angelo, Orlando, and Thomas at Petsmart. Maybe this will be their weekend!
Chrystal over at Daily Dose of Dogs/ Cats with your Coffee does private rescue, and at the moment has 5 cats over her limit in the Winnie’s Wish Cathouse. Five cats above maximum! Yikes!
She’s located in Southern Illinois, BUT transportation can be easily arranged if you fall in love with one of those sweet faces. Go to Chrystal’s site and read about the cats available for adoption in her sidebar. Adopt one of them! Spread the word! (Read about Mackie and fall in love!)
Hey, I understand if you don’t have room for another awesome kitty in your home – but you can always spread the word, right? The more people who spread the word, the better chance that the right person will happen to see the right cat, and it will be TRUE LURVE FOREVERRRRRR.
Kong makes a thing called ZOOM GROOM – a purple rubbery thing with thick inch long nubbies. My cats actually line up to be zoom groomed! And boy, does it ever take out that loose fur. Maybe that would be a good alternative to the terrifying furminator.
After I read this comment, I remembered that I actually HAD a Zoom Groom around here somewhere, so I looked for it and finally found it. I tried it out on Stefan, and he followed me around afterward and gave me the Love Eyes. No one else has been that crazy about it, but I’ve only just begun. Anything that leads to fewer cat hair dust bunnies roaming the house is a good thing.
Is it my imagination, and possibly my wishful thinking, but has Livia slimmed down some? She looks thinner in that pic of her in her favorite napping spot. And, awww, so sweet to know that she and Dennis have been getting it on — so, she’s the Cougar and he’s the Boy Toy?
Livia very well might be a bit thinner. She looks it to me, but I unfortunately didn’t weigh her when I brought her home. She spends plenty of time playing (and not much time eating out of boredom), so I imagine she’s worked off some of the weight.
I prefer to think she and Dennis have more of a mother-son relationship.
Robyn, you must tell us what you’re reading during nap time. (The book business needs you…)
I’m going through a light fiction phase at the moment (yesterday I started Almost Like Being in Love. I actually don’t read romance novels all that often, but I happened to pick up the first in the series at a used book store, and now I have to read the other two, because I need to KNOW the answers to all the mysterious questions!). I keep track of the books I’m reading over on GoodReads.
I do have a Kindle app on my iPad, but lately I’m sticking to physical books because I tend to get distracted by the fact that I can check my email (or play a game of Words with Friends) on my iPad, whereas if I have a book, I can’t do anything but read with it.
Have you ever had to “rescue” a cat from the trees before?
Shortly after we moved into this house, I had to climb a ladder to rescue Tommy from the very tree Kara’s been climbing up – which was the reason we attached the piece of metal to the tree in the first place. Luckily, Tommy hasn’t even thought about climbing the tree (and I guess we’d better replace that piece of metal before he realizes he can!)
For those who may need a babykitten fix – Tiny Kittens on Livestream has a mama about to give birth on LiveStream (she started ‘showing the signs’ 18 hours ago – several of us barely got sleep last night!) Caly is a sweet calico – but determined to give birth ‘her way’!
So so so sweet! (And she had the kittens, yay!) I love Calypso’s orange tabby “legging.” She is such a gorgeous girl.
Seriously, how do you lay on a bed, with a blanket, and cats, and not only cats, but cats that are sleeping.. and not take a nap?? because I am falling asleep just thinking about it..
I do occasionally take a nap, but more often I get so caught up in what I’m reading that by the time I get sleepy enough to put the book down and snooze myself, it’s time to get up and do stuff.
Uhh.. how many eggs do ducks lay in one day? or was the 20 an accumulation of both girl ducks over several days until you realized they were going under that tree? also, what do you do with those eggs if you don’t want them hatching? are they edible? do you throw them in the garbage/compost? inquiring minds want to know!
They lay about one egg a day, so that was several days’ worth. Duck eggs are edible, and I use them to bake with sometimes, but don’t like the taste of them straight-on.
If we have a lot of duck eggs and I have no plans to bake, we’ll leave them out near the (cat food) feeding station for the raccoons and possums.
I know that you’re doing what you have to do but I’m picturing those girl ducks frantically quacking and digging at the filled in dirt, trying to get to their nests and eggs.
As far as I can tell, they just kind of shrugged and moved on. I think they’re laying their eggs under the coop for now. They seem to move where they lay them, and I live in fear that we’re going to end up with a flock of little ducklings.
When you guys do have pigs, are they humanely slaughtered/processed?
In a perfect world, we’d do them here, ourselves. But that’s beyond our skillset (and too many things could go wrong), so we take them to an Amish processor about 45 minutes away. It’s very quick for them, and hopefully the last thing they think is “Oooh, a cookie!”
(Edited to add: I hope that last bit doesn’t sound flip. I know that the pigs are scared during the ride to the processor, and I hate that they are. But I don’t believe they realize what’s about to happen to them, and it’s done quickly and respectfully.)
When did Corbie become Sheriff Mama’s deputy? Or is he a freelance investigator? Does she know he’s on her turf questioning her subjects? Tsk, tsk!
Corbie’s kind of the bumbling Barney Fife type. Sheriff Mama despairs, but there’s only so much work one tiny girlcat can take care of on her own. She’s gotta have an assistant.
I love how in the bath time for Dennis photo, it looks like he has a string & ball for a tail!
I totally didn’t notice that!
I just came across this Bravo! Dog and Cat Food Recall. Oh dear here we go again *sigh*
Connie added: I feed Bravo, and I’m unconcerned with the recall. It is for lysteria, but there are no reported cases of problems (there were a couple of dogs that had some issues, but they couldn’t be sure it was the food)
If you and your pet are healthy, a little lysteria or ecoli is not going to be a problem.
Thanks, Shakatany & Connie!
Do you happen to know a good “cat dictionary”? Artemis makes all kinds of noises and I often have a hard time deciphering what it is that she means!
I don’t know of any good cat dictionaries, I wonder if any of you guys out there do? Ideally, it’d include videos so we could hear the noises they’re interpreting.
Surely most of you’ve heard about that cat that chased off the dog attacking the little boy this week? I TOTALLY thought of Sheriff Mama when I read about it! Here’s the video but skip the last 10 seconds (dad gives us a closeup of the bite on the kid’s leg).
That is one awesome kitty!! I’ve seen it multiple times – and in fact, I discussed it with no less than three people yesterday. Amazing video!
I saw this on Facebook yesterday, and it made me laugh a lot. Sugarbutt, who was laying in the bed next to my keyboard, got disturbed and stomped off in a huff.
OK Robyn and the L&H community I have a dilemma and a question for you !!!
I was doing my dishes today and noticed a neighbor lady putting out a large bag of cat food (AGAIN!) for the cats in our area. I fully understand why she is doing this. She is trying to help the many strays in our small town. I do also know that most of the cats that partake in her free feast are NOT strays. They have homes to go to. Our town does not have a trap and neuter program.
So here is the big question and my even bigger dilemma. Since she has the food in the next yard they use my yard as their litter box and the un-neutered boys spray my house and cars. How do I approach her to let her know I am not happy about my yard being used as a litter box. They do not use her yard as she has three large dogs while I only have indoor cats. Who by the way think the “smell” is very interesting when we open the door. I am very afraid they will get territorial and begin spraying inside. HELP !!!!
I’m hoping you guys will chime in on this topic! What I’m thinking, Louise, is that when you approach her, make sure you’re calm and present it as an issue you’re looking to solve, with her help. I’m sure that since she has dogs in her yard, it might not have occurred to her that the cats are spraying in your yard.
If, however, she decides that the cat spray is not her concern and you need to deal with it yourself, what I’d suggest is that you make your yard as inhospitable to strange cats as possible. You could set out cat training aids (like these) in the spots where they tend to target – the cats will approach, be startled by the shot of air, and hopefully learn to avoid that area. I’ve also heard good things about motion activated sprinklers (though haven’t tried them myself).
I know you guys out there have suggestions (and probably better than the ones I just shared) – please chime in!
2013: “I AM TOTALLY THE CUTEST GIRL EVER!”
2012: No entry.
2011: I called her Dorfy and when I was looking for her Saturday evening, I called her KittyDorfin’ and then EnDorfin’.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: “She did WHAT?!?!”
2007: “WHO’S READY FOR THE SNACKIN’?” I bellowed
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.