Tag Archives: Fur Babies

Am I Meowdley Enough??

My cats are going to be models in a calendar.  I’m horrible at picking the best pic so here are 6 that I have decided are the best.  The calendar is a desk top tear away a day type calendar.  Comment which pic is best :).

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1. Sleeping beauties.
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2. The Wild Child
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3. Is that a mouse on the floor? Who’s going to get it??
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4. The family intervention. Mother’s gone crazy and we need to help her.
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5. That really is a mouse on the floor. Eddie “Nom nom, food is more important than mice”. (I live on a second floor so no mice possible or I hope :{..)
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6. A typical day and my “normal” family.

 

Overpopulation of Cats and Bunnies

I have been thinking about the cat population lately and lo and behold my news program had an article on feral cats:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-woman-feeding-feral-cats-lashes-back-at-city-after-threat-of-fine-1.2895735

There is a program in Winnipeg that traps adult cats for TNR (trap, neuter, return), which I think is an excellent idea to reduce the feral cat population (http://www.craigstcats.ca/colony-manager-program.html).  I also think farms need to re-think their views on cats.  My parents do not want to fix their female cats because than they won’t catch mice.  This is an area I need to do more research on. Is it only female cats, that are intact, that catch mice?   Farms don’t want mice, but at the same time don’t want 100 cats roaming around.

This is the problem with cats and I threw in bunnies also to show that cats aren’t the only overpopulated animal on this earth:

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http://www.fingerlakesspca.org/neuter.php

rabbitbreeding

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2012/s3435437.htm

An indoor cat can live to approx. 17 years of age.  Outdoor cats live to be 2-5 years, but my parents farm they get to be around 7-10 years.

Female cats usually have been 4 to 6 kittens per litter and most female cats have two to 3 litters of kittens a year.

A female cat can get pregnant at approx 6 to 9 months old and the pregnancy is 58 to 65 days.

16 years of age X 5 (times 2 litters) = 160 kittens in a female cat’s life (considering everything goes perfectly and the cat is in good health).

Are you scared yet, lol??  Now you know why it’s so important to fix animals.

Confusion During the Night

So I’m sound asleep, like totally out cold and nothing should wake me up.  While I woke up with a start.  I’m half asleep, heart is pounding, and I’m confused.  There is a racket going on and I don’t know where or what that noise is.  My neighbors are being inconsiderate and yabbering away in the dead of the night (the walls are paper thin)?  Oh wait, maybe that’s my neighbor sleep talking and I shouldn’t be too pissed off that he woke up me.  Than I become more awake and more aware.  Oh that noise is coming from around my knees.  What???  Is that Eddie snoring??  Before I can totally figure it out I fall fast asleep.  My brain decided I wasn’t in any danger and shut off again.

In the morning I still couldn’t figure it out, Eddie snoring or my neighbors yabbering in the middle of the night.  I’m leaning to Eddie snoring really really loudly.  Now snoring can be a sign of bad health in a cat, but I’ve figured Eddie is healthy.  He just snores really loudly at night.

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