| "Mews Nooz" with "The
Weekly for Cats, Cat
Lovers and More
Issue #13 Week 13 - April 2, 2011
"The Boys" say,
What did you do
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case you haven't had a chance to notice, our March 26, 2011
is now on line. This will be especially nice if you go on a
trip and forget to take any reading material with you.
you have to do is to get out your iPad or favorite notebook, and then
jump on line at
read to your heart's content. All
issues for 2011 are now
So get you there for something to read!
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In case you haven't heard, we have a new blog,
Care Wellness Tips", and we are now on Facebook
as Kittens 'n
Things. It's a little confusing over there but we're
slowly but surely
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"The Boys" are looking forward to the weekend. What about you? We hope you
have a terrific weekend, and we'll see you next time!
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Your Cat Train Itself
- A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide
of Our Meows
a month or so ago, "The Boys" and I were awarded the "Stylish Blogger Award" for our work with Kittens 'n
Along with that, one of the things the awardees was supposed to do was
to post seven
things about your kitty
that others don't know or would like to know.
As you might guesss, with four, the possibilities of answers were
For Billy, I chose
that he "steals
pillows". At that time, I said I'd be back
later and tell the "why" of his pillow stealing story. Well, it's
later...and here's the
On purpose, I sleep with two
pillows; one for me and one for any of the cats
that want to use it. Billy has mainly claimed ownership of
that extra pillow.
But now he's not satisfied with "his own" (formerly my) pillow. In
fact, many, many nights, I wake
up during the night to Billy practically sleeping on my head.
Well, actually, half
on, half off the "extra" pillow and the other half is on my head!
And if I get up at all during the night, I might as well forget about
trying to get the extra pillow back because Billy will have none of it.
It's like he's holding it down with his paw, saying, "Mine!
And then he'll look at me looking at him. I think he's afraid I'll tell
him he has to move.
Your Cat Train Itself
is absolutely no
doubt that cats are among
the most inquisitive creatures
on this earth.
In fact, they have this in common with humans in many
Just as humans are wired to look at the way something works
and to consider how it might
be improved, so, too, cats have
a tendency to
explore and work things out – which
for good or for bad.
Not for nothing is it said “Curiosity
killed the cat”.
Cats, as wise as
they may be, still sometimes make bad decisions. We’ve all heard
stories of cats spending some time in washing machines, which are in
operation, because they sneak in and lie on the clothes before the
machine is switched on.
Or the time our Snowflake wandered to the basement when my
grandmother was visiting. Shortly after her little trek to the
basement, Snowflake started to meow. But my grandmother, home alone
with Snowflake, could not find her at first. Meow after meow had my
grandmother following the sound and finally finding Snowflake in the
pipe in the basement that led to either the furnace or to the air
conditioner...depending upon which turn Snowflake took.
Chuck went home to rescue Grandma from her vapors and Snowflake from
the pipe! Which actually was a rectangle shaped pipe. Before the
rescue, we were able to see Snowflake in the cold air register in the
floor in the dining room; we just couldn't get her out from the dining
room. It took a trip to the basement and some "thumping" on the pipe on
our part to lead her to follow the sound to get out safely.
Now as trauma-inducing for you and your cat as those incidents might
seem, you really
can use your cat’s curiosity to
work in your favor.
For instance, you probably already know that it is very common to find
when you receive a delivery in your home or carry in something from the
grocery, when you take the item out of its box (or a sack) to
look at it, your favorite feline
will be inquisitive enough to check out the box.
In fact, sometimes around here, it's difficult to get the box open as
one or the other of "The Boys" will be in the middle of the "opening of
the box" ceremony.
This has also happened to us when we're packing a suitcase to go
somewhere. Leave it for five minutes and a cat just happens to stuff
himself into the carry-on.
one will even curl up to go to sleep.
curiosity can be of great benefit hen it comes to getting your cat into
its carrier when you need to go somewhere.
For instance, about a half an hour before you need to leave, you might
just get your carrier out or down from wherever it is
and leave its door open. Put the carrier in an easy-to-see
place, and put a blanket or a towel or your kitty's bed things
inside. You'll find that rather than having to chase
your cat around the house to end up stuffing a miffed
kitty into the carrier, your cat will usually put himself in
on his own and go to
sleep. Which will make your task a lot easier, and less bloody.
What happens at our house, though, is we find we must pay close attention
to which cat is in the carrier when we do the "let the cat get used to the
as more often than not, any cat but the intended cat
will manage to get into the carrier first!
As in, it its Jonny's turn for the vet, he will go hide and
Mikey will have snooped his way into the carrier!
Boys," our "Cat
Seen Investigators" (CSI), like to nose around the
for really cool
and all kinds of
stuff that might catch
then there's our email, which
we especially love to
open these last few weeks because we've
been receiving some really
new and interesting announcements. (Maybe you've been
getting them, too.)
A week or so ago, if you recall, we we wrote about the news
that Purina Cat Chow
looking for a Cat Correspondent.
this past week, I received an email from Ann Kelly at TripsWithPets,
announcing the launch of "their
new and improved" website.
case you didn't get the email and/or if you were not aware of
here is a bit of information to "whet your appetite" so
you'll click over to their TWP
site to see it all for yourself.
Perks, Store, Activities, Lodging - including friendly pet
accommodations in Canada
"new" features include:
• The ability
to search pet friendly properties by hotel
to accommodate specific preferences of where to stay.
friendly activities and services in
including off-leash dog parks, dog beaches, pet friendly restaurants,
and dog hiking trails to make trips as enjoyable and fun for pets as
TWP Store is equipped with even more pet travel
accessories like crates
and kennels, pet car seats and seat belts, and travel gear bags.
Another popular section of the website, the airline pet policies, has
more airlines to choose from and includes pertinent information about
each airline's regulations, as well as direct navigation to that
airline's pet information page.
in recent years the only "trips" "The
Boys" take are to the V-E-T, they are "thrilled"
from TripsWithPets. And they're
they have lots of furriends who will like TWP, too, so the new TWP gets paws
Ann, for getting in touch with us and for sharing your news about
Floppycats, Trigg and
Charlie's, Mom Jenny
and I love to "travel
around the net", meeting new furrbies, seeing old
look at all of the really neat kitty
we tell our other furriends who tell their furriends, and so
week, we're doing something just a little bit different in our "shout
out". We're giving a shout out to Trigg's and Charlie's,
Mom, Jenny, who has written an ebook,
Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home."
The rest of the details about the ebook are at Floppy
However, the gist of the story is that when Jenny lost Rags,
Ragdoll, she decided to honor him by "continuing on with floppycats".
And so her labor of love
slowly materialized into an ebook
about all things Ragdoll
kitten. Which includes:
that encompass topics like these:
and Preparing Your Home and Your “Safe” Room
Chapter 2: First
Days with Your Kitten
Kitten’s Diet Food and Water Bowls
Scratchers, Toys and Beds
and Your First Vet Visits
Trimming and Grooming
7: Litter Box
Care – Teeth Brushing
Healthy Ragdoll Cat
to all that, 2
and a 30-Day
Money Back Offer!
that's the way to purchase an ebook!
and Charlie. This
is an exciting time for you all with
new ebook. And we're right here sharing in your excitement.
if you'd like to help Jenny get the word out about her ebook to all the
kitties and their huumans that you know, feel free to go to her site to
get the purchase information. Or you can click to Kittens 'n
Things to get the ebook.
McGreevey, "keeper of the kids." "The
Cat, II -
named for Jonny Cat, who was in our "first
family," and for a sack of
cat litter. I'll have to tell you that story one of these days.
(Mikey or Mikki - depending upon whether I spell his name or Chuck, my
husband, spells it). Mikey is named after an expensive line of
jewelry--because he's "mighty fine"!
Although Daniel's no longer with us. We called him "Daniel" for short.
And he and Mikey were "true brothers" as they were from the same
"Bill" Hickok -
Who is really just "Billy".
Bill "Cody" -
Unfortunately, is also "gone". He left us way too young.
We call him "Bowie" (Booie), although as the "baby" he could easily be
called the "brat" but that wouldn't be nice!
daddy of "The Boys", and husband of Karen.
were/are Purebred Persians, with babydoll faces. (Their faces are
sprinkled throughout this ezine, on the left-side of each topic
section.) They do not have the really smashed nose, which is a
characteristic of some Persians.
he's close - "by a nose"!
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