"Mews Nooz" with "The Boys" and Karen McGreevey
Published Weekly for Cats, Cat Lovers and More

Vol 2, Issue #1 Week 1 - January 8, 2011


"The Boys" say,  

Hello 

Happy New Year!  

We hope you had fun ringing in the New Year.

That night/morning, some of of us went to bed about 11 (Central Standard Time) and others went to bed after 12.  

Part of the reason for going to bed before anyone else is so you "get dibs" on the best spot of the bed. Otherwise, when you go to get into bed there's usually a whole lot of furball cuddled up in your place!

And that furball is like a boulder; you can't budge it!

We do have to let Mikey know when we're going to bed, though, and not leave him downstairs in the iving room by himself.

Otherwise, he'll wake up in the middle of the night and start "bawling" because everyone went to bed without him!

Yours in beating kitty to the bed,

Karen and  "The Boys"    

Karen McGreevey
Publisher/Editor
Mew's Nooz

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In this Issue
  • Days of Our Meows:  Children Should Be Seen And Not Heard
  • Taking Care of Kitty:  Timmmm-berrr, Kitty
  • What's New Pussy Cat?  Thermo-Kitty Throw
  • It's Your Turn:  Hi Kitties...We'd Love To Feature You (and your "Bean") - See Past Features
  • Who Meow Are:  "The Boys" 
  • Manage Your Subscription: You Coming or Going?
  

Days of Our Meows


Children Should Be Seen And Not Heard

And if you're a cat, it's the 'other way around. Cats should be heard and not seen!  

Take one of ours, for instance!

We could hear her, but we couldn't see her! But she continually let us know by her "talking" and her "thumping" that she was not happy. This went on for a good part of a day.

We'd look for her, she'd voice her displeasure with us, and we'd look some more.

Finally, after we sat down to rest for what seemed like the 100-eleventieth time and to replan our "hid and seek" strategy, we saw her...looking  up at us from the "cold air vent" in the floor in the dining room. Wowza!

Somehow, she had found an opening of some sort in the cold air register pope in the basement and was able to get into the pipe (thankfully, its a rectangle shaped one with a flat bottom), but then said "kitty puss" couldn't figure out how to get out.

Luckily for her, the pipes are vented two ways; one way was to the furnace, the other direction was to the cold air register. As it happened, she took a "right turn" into the cold air pipe.  

It did take some doing on our part, thumping along the pipe under her, to coax her along the pipe to the opening so we could rescue her.

And boy did we get a dirty look when she did finally come out of the pipe!

We hav e since closed up her hidey-hole!

That "Little Miss Escapade" kitty was Snowflake--one of our "first-born"!



 

Taking Care of Kitty

Timmmm-berrr, Kitty

Are you familiar with Yahoo Answers?

From time to time, I read questions and answers in the "cat" section that people pose about things that seem to be wrong with their kitties.

One of the recent questions was from a young person whose cat seemed to have lost it's balance. She wondered what might be causing it's problem.

I wrote a response to her, and though I'd share some of my comments with you now.

Your kitty's lack of balance could be for any number of reasons, and since I'm not a vet, I really can't offer specific guidance to correct the problem.

However, since the poster did mention that her kitty is an indoor/outdoor cat, I asked when was the last time your kitty was outside? Maybe your kitty got into something that wasn't good for her--such as a dead animal, poison, paint, etc.

Another though to consider is an example of people who sometimes get off balance if they have an inner ear infection. I don't know if the same is for cats, but maybe the kitty has something like that....that would cause a "lack of balance" problem.

Because the poster also listed a lot of other things that had happened to her kitty over the years, it seemed to me like maybe the best solution would be for her to take her cat to the vet (as soon as possible, actually) to get the vet's opinion. And, of course, the poster would want to relay all thie issues that happened with the kitty over the years to her vet as well.

If you can't afford the vet (as she had stated), perhaps there is an Animal Shelter or Humane Society in your town where you can take your kitty to have them look at it. Sometimes, they'll require a small fee. 

The person who had posed the question about her kitty was strongly considering "putting her kitty down" and I encouraged her to not do that until she knew all of the options available to her to getting her kitty back to good health again.

And, of course, it would also seem like you'd want to first know what was causing the lack of balance issue.

I don't know how this turned out; as  in whether or not she toiok the kitty to the vet. And what the outcome of the visit was.

Photo Source: I Can Has Cheezburger



 
 
What's New Pussy Cat?

Thermo-Kitty Throw

"The Boys," our "Cat Seen Investigators" (CSI), like nosing around the Internet for really cool toys and all kinds of stuff that might catch the eye of any discerning kitty.

This week, "The Boys" found the Thermo-Kitty Heated Throw at Amazon, and thought you might be interested, too. So they're sharing this. wite-up in hopes it will catch your eye:

"Give your favorite feline a warm spot to cozy in and snooze this winter with the K&H Thermo-Kitty Throw. This stylish throw features a 12 volt thermostatically controlled heating element inside that keeps feline body temperature steady for healthier joints and happier slumbers. The throw plugs into standard household outlets, and also comes with an adapter that plugs into car cigarette lighters for warmth on the road.
The K&H Thermo-Kitty Throw will be any cat's favorite warm spot. Whether you are on the go or relaxing at home, the 12 Volt thermostatically controlled blanket will keep your favorite feline warm and cozy. The Thermo-Kitty Throw includes both a standard household plug as well as a car adaptor for easy travel. Recommended for indoor use."

We think this throw would be especially comfy in the winter months, particularly if you live in one of the cold states like Iowa--or a cold country.  It also sort of "matches" the Thermal Kitty Ledge we found last year at Cat's Play. The Cat Furniture Superstore.

"The Boys" love Thermo-Kitty Heated Throw and give it        paws up!

"Paws" art compliments of Cat Clip Art
Heated Thermo-Kitty Throw from Amazon





 
It's Your Turn  

We Want You 

Since "The Boys" and I have been "traveling around the web," looking at all the really neat kitty blogs, we've decided we'd like to feature other kitties, like you, in this section.

So, feel free to send us your kitty's story, his or her photo, and your Website link. We'll then feature you in this spot for our readers to see.

We're excited to hear from you.

Now, as an example, last year when we were going full-speed with our ezine (then called Cat's Meow), on various weeks we featured:

Sweet Praline                                Christine and Her Kids
The Island Cats                             Charlie and Old Kitty
Jacqueline's Cat House with Calli, Halli and Sukk and Mommy Cat and Daddy Cati                         




 
Who We Meow Are

The McGreeveys

I'm Karen McGreevey, "keeper of 'the kids.'" "The Boys" at our house include:

Jonny Cat, II - named for Jonny Cat, who was in our "first family", and for a sack of cat litter. He'll have to tell you the story one of these days.
Michael Anthony (Mikey or Mikki - depening 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"!
Daniel Boone - Although Daniel's no longer with us. We called him "Daniel" for short. And he and Mikey were "true brothers" because they were from the same litter.
Wild "Bill" Hicock" - Who is really just "Billy"
Buffalo Bill "Cody" - Unfortunately, is also "gone". He left us a little too young.
Jim "Bowie" - We cfall him "Bowie" (Booie), although as the "baby" he could easily be called the "brat" but that wouldn't be nice!
Chuck - Daddy of "The Boys," and husband of Karen.

All six were/are Purebred Persians, with babydoll faces. (Their faces are sprinkled throughout this ezine, on the l left side of each topic page.) They do not have the really smashed  nose, which is a characteristic of some Persians.

Except  Jonny; he's close - "by a nose!"

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