Disaster Preparedness for you pets.

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Crate with litter box, sleeping area, food and water. Prepared for disaster evacuation. I’m working on getting disaster preparedness handouts printed for distribution. In the meantime here is an easy list for being sure your pets are part of your disaster kit. We do live in earthquake country. From the Humane Society of the United States A basic disaster kit …

How Cats Are Actually Telling Humans What to Do

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By Joanna Rothkopf / Salon April 28, 2015 An interview: When I heard that Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, had co-written a book called “How to Speak Cat,” I jumped at the opportunity to interview him (not for me, because I speak cat, but for the public). You know what …

Feline Dementia

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This morning Otis went to sleep falling the wall. I mentioned on my facebook page that I thought Otis has dementia. He moved and faced the room soon after I took this picture. One of my friends asked about feline dementia. This link has some good information. http://bit.ly/1G8Rh0vOtis doesn’t seem to follow a lot of these, but he has been yowling at …

Sun cats

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Yesterday neither of cat in a bed, I can understand , I’d probably do sun over a bed any day!  Today, Ginger has the bed. I’m thinking it is getting to be time to let the big dog bed go. 

Cats and boxes.

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What’s Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much? Click here and get the scoop!  http://www.wired.com/2015/02/whats-up-with-cats-and-boxes/

Cat Litter scented or unscented?

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Unscented ONLY! Unscented of course! Fragrance is added to cat litter is for our noses, not our cat’s! I just got an email advertising this new lavender litter.   Remember your cat’s sense of smell is 14 times better than ours. Think how a cat is effected by the smell of her litter!!  Our cats need to have a good experience …

Kitty TV

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I call bird feeders Kitty TV. Well my yard has evolved into Patt TV. I love doing dishes and making my latte because of my little kitchen window. I really enjoy seeing all of the critters in our yard.  We have a bird feeder, two humming bird feeders, a squirrel feeder, a bee waterer and a bird bath …

Birds Be Safe collar

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Ginger Birdsbesafe collar cover with a collar. From their web site. Ginger goes outside once a day, anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours in our fenced yard. Since we have had this collar cover on our cat she hasn’t killed one bird. http://www.birdsbesafe.com/ Our first winter here I began feeding the birds, I mean there was a birdbath already …

A cat’s tail, what’s it telling us? 

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by DANA KOCH, VMD, MLAS  Our feline friends express themselves in many different ways, including through the use of their tails. Most pet owners pay close attention to a happy or excited dog, but they are sometimes less attentive to the posture and movement of their cat. Here are some of the most common cat tail behaviors, and the underlying emotion …