Saturday, November 29, 2014

11/29/2014


Cat body language: “What does that pose mean?”


Treasure


Cats are savvy communicators, using nearly every part of their bodies to “talk.” Being savvy yourself in interpreting their language can help you bond with your cat, alleviate frustrations, and even prevent accidents.

Affection: Did you know if your kitty “head-butts” or licks you, it means she really likes you? Rubbing on nearby objects is called “redirected affection.” If her tail pops straight up as she’s walking toward you, she’s happy to see you. If she’s grooming in short, rapid strokes, and looking at you, she’s saying, “all is well.” Bright eyes, perked up ears, and forward-facing whiskers mean she’s ready for some interaction.

Snicker and Chance


Aggression: Aggression can be defensive or offensive. A defensive cat is fearful, and reacting to a threat. She might be curled up in a ball, rolled to one side, tail tucked in close. Her ears will be flattened, pupils dilated, and she may be hissing. If the threat continues, she may launch an attack. If you see your cat in this position, don’t approach; stay several feet away and speak softly until she calms down — and let her come to you for reassurance afterward. Offensive aggression is the “Halloween Cat” — hair standing up, back and tail arched, pupils huge, tongue curled, hissing or yowling...a cat in this pose is ready to (but may or may not) attack. Nevertheless, get out of the way.

Simba and Bear
Boredom: If your kitty is bored, she may groom constantly, with long, intense strokes. Her tail might be low, at “half-mast,”or swishing slowly back and forth, telling you, “I’m not happy.” She may pace back and forth, sigh, or talk to you as if to say, “I need something to do.”
Illness: A crouched body and tucked tail may mean your kitty is in pain or ill. Look for half-closed eyes, downcast ears, or a blank expression. Obviously a kitty lying on her side but unresponsive or breathing funny needs immediate medical attention.

Overstimulation: Many owners end up bewildered (and bleeding) by a “sudden” attack during play, petting, or brushing session. Overstimulated cats sometimes respond with a burst of energy directed at the nearest object — maybe you. But there are warning signs: Her tail will begin to swish back and forth, ears will twitch forward and back, she may vocalize, or turn her head toward your hand. When you see these signs, stop the activity and give her a time-out until her adrenaline calms down. She may still strike out, however, so be prepared.

 
Boone

Relaxation: Cat owners have all seen (and envied) the postures of a relaxed cat. They just seem to melt into whatever surface they’re on. They roll onto their backs, or pose like a “J” with their head sideways and upturned, the rest of their body lengthened and still. Eyes can convey relaxation too, in slow blinks, normal-sized pupils, and soft gazes.

 Mack

Learning to interpret and respond to cat-talk can truly enhance your relationship with your feline. She’ll teach you — so be ready to learn.



                        





Simba

Thank you so much to everyone for your generous gifts from our Amazon wish list!!

Amazon often does not put packing slips in the boxes and they never give us your contact info so we are not able to personally contact you to thank you.  Please know that we deeply appreciate your kindness and are very grateful to you for your support!

This list is from several days of boxes :)
Cora sleeping in the car bed!



Thank you Angelika Scheffler for the cat food!
Thank you Christopher Venning for the denamarin tabs!
Thank you Danny Cook for the cat toys!
Thank you Debbie Eads for the scratch kube!
Thank you Erica West for the cat litter!
Thank you Jennifer Gutsch for the cat food and steel bowls!
Thank you Julian Frisoli for the clorox bleach!

Mickey loves his food!

Thank you Katherine Izenour for the cat food!
Thank you Linda Blacken for the steam mop!
Thank you Matthew Silverman for the paper towels!
Thank you Sharon Chang for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Unknown for the cat toys, food, litter, denamarin tabs and beds!
Thank you Unknown for the paper towels!
Thank you Unknown for the trash bags, cat food, litter and weazel ball!

Sterling likes all the toys!!




Jake doing better!

JAKE UPDATE, he is doing so much better, still has the feeding tube but is now eating on his own. Will keep the tube for as long as we can for all his meds and until we are sure he can maintain his own body weight. Thank you for all your prayers!



As you do your Christmas shopping we hope you will use smile.amazon when you shop at amazon, they will donate money to us from them not you for everything you buy from them.
Here is the link:   http://smile.amazon.com/      

Gina smiling to thank you for using amazon smile!



Thank you to the wonderful people who share their auctions with the cats! 
 You may find lots of them at 


Here is an auction with a beautiful Quilt.  The seller is sharing 95% of
the auction with the cats!!   Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Animal-Planet-Quilted-Wall-Hanging-/111525694324?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0



$50,000 http://www.eaglerarelife.com/content/alana-miller    One vote every 24 hours.

Chance hoping you will vote!


Taking pre-orders now for the Calendars!!!!
We will start taking pre-orders soon for calendars and will try to ship them by  the 1st of December. They make great Christmas gifts and what a great way to start the new year with one!


Don't forget we have our annual Christmas tree decorating fundraiser! It makes a great gift for someone who has everything! Here is the link:  http://blindcatrescue.com








Do you walk or run?  The Droid app is finally ready.  If you pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity,  every time you walk/run  they will donate to the cats!

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