"Mews Nooz" with "The
Weekly for Cats, Cat
Lovers and More
Issue #9 Week 9 - March 5, 2011
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of Our Meows: Move
Over, Arnold! We've Got Billy, the Intimidator
Care of Kitty: When
Comes to Eating, How Much Is Enough?
New Pussy Cat?
Your Turn: The
Ozark Mountain Cats and Their Typist
Meow Are: "The
Your Subscription: You
Coming Or Going?
of Our Meows
Over, Arnold! We've Got Billy, the Intimidator
and Billy seem to "go together" like peanut butter and jelly or mac and
also trying to "one up
the other" more often than not. Mikey will
start on out my lap, Billy doesn't like it because he thinks my lap is
his, so Billy moves in for "the big move out".
means he will come and sit beside me on the couch and just
Now, if that stare doesn't give Mikey the "heebie-jeebies" or the idea
he'd better move on--like
will then slowly put one paw onto my lap and then another paw.
that fails to move Mikey, Billy will then squirm his head and chest
Mikey and my chest. Then he'll park himself--partly on me, and partly
About now, Mikey's maybe getting the idea that he'd better get a move
on! And so he does!
While Billy settles in for a really long bath--and later a nap!
Mikey - front;
Billy, back right
Care of Kitty
When It Comes to Eating, How
Much Is Enough?
knew it was a possibility, but after the last trip to PetCo I finally
realized that "The Boys" are 'single-pawdedly'" making the folks at
I came to this conclusion after my one thousand, three hundredth, fifty-third
trip to the store in one week (just kidding!) to get their cat
food. ("The Boys" get the 3.5 oz size cans.)
It also came when one of the clerks at the store commented that I was
buying a lot of cat food!
It's no secret that we give "The Boys" a huge selection
when it comes
time to eat. And we make sure they have "feeding time" at breakfast,
morning brunch, noon lunch, afternoon snack, supper/dinner, and bed
Luckily, none of them gets up during the night to eat...rather,
if they do, they "eat left-overs"! Or crunchies (dry food)!
While you may find that literature on cats indicates a cat has a rather
small stomach--about the size of the lid on an aspirin bottle--at
feeding time, at least around here,
you might be inclined to think they all have hollow legs or
at least Jonny.
In general, some cats may eat more than others, at any given time. For
day, Mikey might eat a lot of the food we put out; later in the day, it
might be Billy. Or, Billy will come to the plate and then just turn up
his nose and walk away.
"The Boys" will monitor themselves, and when one or the other
or all of them gets full, they're done. Even if food is left
on the plates.
As a rule, the average cat will eat in the neighborhood of half a can
at meal time. Give or take a few morsels. And some days, Jonny may
clean up his plate and then start on Bowie's portion.
On the other hand, other times, the "chosen food" either doesn't smell
good, doesn't taste good, doesn't look good, or they may not yet have
an "open spot" in the tummy from the last meal. Which means they won't
even give the food a sniff.
So the bottom line, at least with our bunch, is to set out the food
when it's (your) time. Make sure your kitty sees what's available. And
then for the most part your kitty ought to "self-police"...eat until
he's full and then leave.
Although, I have seen each of ours "eyeing" each other's
plates. At times, they'll even go from plate to plate, doing a
taste-test. I suppose that's to see if one of a brother has something
that the other one doesn't.
The whole time for your kitty to take it all in occurs over about 15
minutes -- before he hits the "full mark". Once
your cat walks away, you can think about picking up the (canned) food.
Especially at night as wet food sitting out at night (in
summer, in particular) can be subject to spoilage.
In the end, though, it's you and your kitty who decide what to feed
your kitty and when and for how long.
New Pussy Cat?
1-Story Cat Condo
Boys," our "Cat
Seen Investigators" (CSI), like nosing around the Internet
for really cool
and all kinds of
stuff that might catch the eye of any discerning
they are showing off this 1-Story
kitty furriends, and if you're reading this, you're a
this particular condo at Amazon.
says this about the 1-Story
"This condo is for the cat or kitten who likes to play with a bonus
susal scratching post and platform.
It allows cats a higher platform to perch. Fuzzy/springy toy atop perch
adds to the fascination. "
Boys" played with a gray one like this when they were little; now, not
Except their's didn't have the fuzzy/springy toy.
Nevertheless, this condo kept them busy for hours.
take turns being inside and outside and upside down; on top on the
ledge-like thing and
then on top of the first story.
Boys" are "thrilled"
1-Story Cat Condo, and give it paws
condo is an affiliate link.
Mountain Cats and their Typist
and I "travel
around the web" regularly, looking at all of the really neat kitty
blogs that we can feature here in "It's Your Turn."
we tell our other furriends! Look who we found this week, The
Ozark Mountain Cats.
We are the Ozark Mountain
To give a little history, we'll go back to the biginning before we
started blogging. It was a cold, icy January and we were bored. The boy
cats got together and decided they'd sneak up the hill to the road and
see if we could catch a biped, a two legged, two armed creature capable
enough to build us a blog. It wasn't long before this grumpy, ole grey
haired lady cam buss'ng along in her car and skidded right off the road
into a big oak tree.
had our typist.
The youngest Ozark Mountain Cat is Major Payne! Our
typist, the biped
brought him home last spring only to find out that Major Payne was a
cat and not a boy. The Major's primary goal in life is to
sisfur cat, Annie, and to make the rest of the world laugh at her
Ozark Mountain Cats
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Boys" and I love your laughing ^^^ ways, and we're glad you stopped by
share your story.
McGreevey, "keeper of the kids." "The Boys" at our house
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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