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Cat Wisdom:
"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast."
~~Unknown~~

Just in case you haven't gathered yet I am a cat lover! !
In fact I really love most of our furry creatures, but especially the very SELFISH ... INDEPENDANT cat captures my fancy.

On these pages you will see lots of my babies (well not so baby anymore) ... and some that come to visit.

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This is Beau, he is my scamp of the bunch.

Have you ever had a cat that gets in more trouble than any cat in the world?
Just plain naughty?
One that sprays the curtain right in front of you?
Or worse pees in your brand new $60 Birkenstock and after you spend a week soaking the leather with every product that the pet store claims removes pet odor and you finally decide you dare put them on your feet ... pees in the other one right before your eyes as you stand with mouth agape, because you are to stunned to believe your eyes?
Well that is Beau!
But I love him anyway even tho on occasion he comes dangerously close to becoming a candidate for the taxidermist.

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He does exactly what he wants all of the time. We sort of have an agreement he can be on the table if he is in the box. Well most of the time !! He is one of those cats that has to be on the top of things, like the china cabinet.

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This is my fatcat tuffy JZ.

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Jz is truly a fat cat he weighs about 22 pounds if he decides to stand on you which he does if you are eating something that interests him, it feels like 100 pounds of pressure under those two fat paws.

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Kimu is my shy girl......but sit on the sofa and she will be in your lap in a second.

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Kimu is polydactayl meaning she has 7 toes on her front paws instead of the normal 5
... she also has an extra toe on her back feet
... she looks like she has on boxers gloves when she walks.

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This little piece of "How To" was sent to me by my wonderful friend Kay McLemore.
I have to admit that I surely could relate ... and no doubt if you have ever tried to give medicine to your cat you to will understand completely.

How to give a pill to your cat.
by Peggy Althoff

    1. Grasp cat firmly in your arms. Cradle its head on your elbow, just as if you were giving baby a bottle. Coo confidently, "That's a nice kitty." Drop pill into its mouth.

    2. Retrieve cat from top of lamp and pill from under sofa.

    3. Follow same procedure as in 1., but hold cat's front paws down with left hand and back paws down with elbow of right arm. Poke pill into its mouth with right forefinger.

    4. Retrieve cat from under bed. Get new pill from bottle. (Resist impulse to get new cat!)

    5. Again proceed as in 1., except when you have cat firmly cradled in bottle-feeding position, sit down on edge of chair, fold your torso over cat, bring your right hand over your left elbow, open cat's mouth by lifting the upper jaw and pop the pill in...quickly. Since your head is down by your knees, you won't be able to see what you're doing. That's just as well.

    6. Leave cat hanging on drapes. Leave pill in your hair.

    7. If you're a woman, have a good cry. If you're a man, have a good cry.

    8. Now pull yourself together. Who's the boss here anyway? Retrieve cat and pill. Assuming position 1, say sternly, "Who's the boss here, anyway?" Open cat's mouth, take pill and ...Ooooopss!

    9. This isn't working, is it? Collapse and think. Aha! Those flashing claws are causing the chaos.

    10. Crawl to linen closet. Drag back large beach towel. Spread towel on floor.

    11. Retrieve cat from kitchen counter and pill from potted plant.

    12. Spread cat on towel near one end with its head over long edge.

    13. Flatten cat's front and back legs over its stomach. (Resist impulse to flatten cat.)

    14. Roll cat in towel. Work fast: time and tabbies wait for no man...or woman.

    15. Resume position 1. Rotate your left hand to cat's head. Press its mouth at the jaw hinges like opening the petals of a snap dragon.

    16. Drop pill into cat's mouth and poke gently...Viola! It's done.

    17. Vacuum up loose fur (cat's). Apply bandages to wounds (yours).

    18. Take two aspirin and lie down.

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There are dedicated people in the world that deserve a thank you for their efforts. Once such site is Safe Haven for Cats in Redwood City, Calif.
The information on her pages was very helpful to a friend when she ended up with 4 newborn kittens with no mamma to care for them.
What does one do on a Sunday night when all of the traditional agencies say call us in the morning if they are still alive?
... so THANK YOU Safe Haven for Cats for your great website and information 24/7.

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