Cat Fact #2

 

We cats are very often lactose intolerant.  So, please don’t give us milk (even if, in a moment of weakness, we ask for it).  Thanks!!!  Love you,  Archimedes

 

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An Apple (Joke) a Day

I have hear that an apple a day is good for you. So, I decided to help myself to an entire bowl of apples.

Since I can’t share the apples with you, I thought I’d share an apple joke with you.

 

Question: Why didn’t the two worms go into Noah’s ark in an apple?

Answer: Because everyone had to go in pears (pairs)!

Advice From This Cat: First Love

With today being Valentine’s Day,  it reminds me of a recent conversation that I overheard. I was listening to a young lady who was discussing what she thought her “first love” might be like.  The message I’d like to pass on to her (and others):  “Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.”

Is Your Cat Drinking Enough Water?

Is your cat drinking enough water?  If not, you cat’s health is in danger.

It can be difficult to make sure that your cat is taking in enough water.  This is especially true if your cat eats only dry food. (I eat mostly dry food.  But my family gives me wet food at least three times a week.)

Suggestions:

  • Give your cat fresh water at least twice a day.
  • Provide the water in clean water bowls.  I don’t like dust in my water. Your cat probably doesn’t either. Rinse the bowl daily to remove any dust or other debris that may have gotten into the bowl. Wash the bowls at least one per week, being sure to rise all soap from the bowl.
  • Make sure that the water bowls are the correct size for your cat. As a Maine Coon, I have some of the longest whiskers of any domestic cat, and I don’t like it when my whiskers touch the side of a bowl. Your cat probably won’t like it either when his or her whiskers touch the sides of the bowl.
  • Make sure your cat’s bowl is not too deep. Most cats prefer shallow bowls.  We like to be able to see the bottom of the bowl. (Someone tried to get me to use a paper cup.  But, as you can see in the photo,  I decided to wear the cup as a hat instead.)
  • Have more than one water bowl for your cat, and place them in different locations.  I enjoy being able to go to more location to have a refreshing sip.  Try moving you cat’s water bowls to different spots.  But whatever you do, please do not put your cat’s water bowls near our food or litter box.
  • If you try all of the above, and your cat still does not seem to drink much water, maybe you should try changing the type of water that you are providing. I usually do not drink tap water. I don’t like it.  I prefer bottled water that has been chilled. Try bottled water, or even rain water for your cat. You could even try chilling tap water for your cat before trying other types of water.

Stay refreshed!

 

 

 

Cat Advice: If You Can’t Sleep at Night

If at night you can’t sleep, and in the morning you can’t get up, maybe you’re a cat…like me.

If you’re a human, maybe I can give you some suggestions to help you sleep better:

  1. Pick a comfortable place to sleep. (This varies from person to person. There are some terrific new mattresses out there. But, one of my favorite places to sleep is with my family’s t-shirts.)
  2. Relax your muscles, starting from your head and working your way down to your toes.
  3. Clear your mind.  Don’t think about anything else.
  4. Breathe deeply.
  5. Let a cat sleep next to you.

 

Shout Out To Queen Elizabeth

I live a busy life.  There is always something novel happening. But, I do have my daily rituals, and one of my daily rituals is starting my day with a cup of tea:  Twinings English Breakfast; milk (of course), no sugar.

Well, I read that Queen Elizabeth has the same tea routine for breakfast. So, I’m giving a shout out to her.  I’m issuing an invitation to Queen Elizabeth to join me for tea anytime.

I have just finished my cup for this morning. I wish I had time for more. But, I don’t.

I’m off to create a great day for myself. I hope you do the same!

 

Cats Rock!

I don’t intend to eavesdrop. But, because I am so stealthy, I get to listen to many conversations, even when people may not be aware I am present.  I’ve been spending a lot of time listening to people talk about wanting pets and I want people to know …cats rock!

Cats make wonderful pets.  Everyone should have one. Here are some reasons that cats rock:

  • Cats do not have to be taken out for walks.  So when it too hot, cold, rainy, or snowy, our people do not have to be exposed to the elements.
  • Cats won’t scare your guests.  Instead many of us cats will leave you to entertain.
  • Cats will help you maintain a rodent free home.
  • Cats know how to use the toilet…er..litter box.
  • Cats can stay at home alone overnight and we are fine.  Just make sure to leave us some food and water.
  • Cats can live in small homes. Cats don’t need much room.
  • Cats are clean.  So, when you hug us, you will not be repulsed by a stench.
  • Sleeping with a cat may help you sleep better. Many people find that they sleep better with cats than they do with other humans.
  • Owning a pet has heart benefits. Cat owners are less likely to have heart attacks.
  • Owning a cat lowers your blood pressure.
  • Being exposed to a cat in your home makes you less likely to develop allergies.
  • Being exposed to a cat in your home makes you less likely to develop asthma.
  • Cat owners are smart!