Monday, February 16, 2015

2/16/2015

Changing your Life for your cats
http://cattime.com/changing-your-life-for-your-cats.html




From now on, the cat rules.
When bringing a cat into your household, expect a few things will change — both for your cat's safety and for her pleasure. We've all heard the comments: “You shouldn’t have to change your lifestyle for a companion animal." But how could that be? Bringing home a cat is not like adding a new throw pillow for the sofa. This is a living being with needs and desires; of course this requires change.
New cat people should prepare themselves for these changes and give serious thought to whether they are ready. Conveniences, or even luxuries, previously taken for granted can no longer be overlooked. People with their first cat will find themselves thinking about things differently than ever before. For example, kitchen counters are now dangerous ledges, tables are invitations to knock things over, and screen doors become climbing gyms.
Prepare in advance
It’s been suggested that new cat people actually get down on the floor and look around the rooms of the home from a cat’s perspective for hidden dangers. A curious kitty will always be looking for something new to get into — it’s their job; it’sour job to help protect them.
Here's how:
  • Don't leave string, rubber bands, or paperclips on a desk or countertop; your cat could easily ingest such items and suffer blocked intestines or tummy upset
  • Always make sure to close doors to the outside, especially screen doors that are easily overlooked in the summer
  • Keep the trash cans secure or out of the way
You may also find yourself making some home d├ęcor decisions that you never would have before the cat arrived, like:
  • Scattering cat toys everywhere (with your cats’ help of course)
  • Putting an extra sheet or blanket on your bed to keep the cat fur off your sheets
Litter boxes will need to be available and the litter will need to be scooped and dealt with several times a day. Once in a while the cats will need to go the veterinarian for a physical or shots, which should provide for a fun car ride full of high volume meowing in the most accusatory manner. You’ll also find yourself speaking in baby talk or sharing your innermost thoughts with your cat.
Life with cats
Once a cat gets older or sick even further accommodations may need to be made. It’s not unusual to have to clean up after a sick cat who vomits or does his business outside the box. Getting a cat to take a pill (or even use an inhaler!) provides another new experience. Some people face even greater challenges with sick or disabled cats and gladly go the extra mile for their feline friend.
That said, most cat people would agree: after a while, you don’t even notice the changes. It’s just part of life and what you do for love



Thank you so much for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!!  http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH


Amazon Never gives us your contact information,  often they do not put the names or even a packing slip with the boxes.  Please forgive us for not thanking you personally and know how grateful we are to you for your generosity!!

This is from several days :)


Thank you Annamarie Caruso for the foods, toys and trashbags!

Thank you Brian Moroz for the toys!
Thank you Carina Bergdahl for the food!
Thank you Carl Wetterling for the toys!
Thank you Connie Moreno for the food!



Thank you Constantina Birica for the food!
Thank you David Jahng for the freshstep!
Thank you Dawn Gilmore for the food!
Thank you Elizabeth Coble for the foods and toy!
Thank you Erin Palko for the foods!

Thank you Erin Palko for the scratch and rests!



Thank you Joann Keyes for the toys!
Thank you Judith Morris for the cat litter!
Thank you Kristy Galloway for the good, toys and scratch and rests!
Thank you Linda Carden for the scratch and rests, plates, cups, trashbags, dry food, silverware, tea, sugar and creamers!
Thank you Pamela Lasselle for the food!
Thank you Pamela Meese for the foods!
Thank you Sharon J for the amazing quilt!
Thank you Shirley Kelly for all the cases of food!

Thank you unnamed for all the good, filters, trashbags,shark bed and cleaning kits!


Thank you to everyone that came to open house on Valentines Day!   We posted a bunch of pictures on Facebook,  Here are a few more,  Hope you enjoy

Candy & Jeremiah

Jennifer and Popcorn


Gallie found a lap

Vince, Jennifer & Kitties

LT says HEY!


Do you shop with Schwan's?  They have a charitable program that makes a donation to the cats each time you place an order with them...  You can find out details here:  https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/12579-blind-cat-kitty-care




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