"Mews Nooz" with "The
Weekly for Cats, Cat
Lovers and More
Issue #10 Week 10 - March 12, 2011
"The Boys" say,
case you haven't remembered, Daylight
Savings Time begins this weekend.
That means, by rights, you have to "move your clock" forward either
before you go to bed Saturday night...or when you get up Sunday
as any cat owner knows, you have your own personal
alarm clock. Your kitty begins to awaken you very early in the morning.
In fact, most mornings it's still dark outside.
Although, with the daylight change, our "Boys" have to get "into the
groove" with the new hours. And that means they get their groove from
Maybe I could trick them into sleeping late...at least before their
hunger alarms go off!
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of Our Meows: The
Sun Rises and Sets on Mikey
Care of Kitty: You're
Not the Only One Who Likes Routine
New Pussy Cat?
Cat - Kitty's Garden
Your Turn: Katnip
Meow Are: "The
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of Our Meows
Sun Rises and Sets on Mikey
whatever you do, don’t go
anywhere unless you clear it with
I can still hear him from this morning
when Chuck and I went upstairs to check on Bowie.
was already up there.
slowly climbed up by himself to
see what was going on.
was in the bedroom lounging on the bed.
was left downstairs all
And cried. And cried. And cried! Each
cry getting louder than the last.
If anyone from outside heard him, they
probably would have thought we were committing cat abuse. We weren’t.
When we went to the top of the stairs
to see what was wrong, there was Mikey, sitting at the
foot of the
stairs. Looking up at us looking at him.
thought he had been left alone!
Care of Kitty
Not the Only One Who Likes Routine
you've noticed, but your kitty has come to be a creature
of habit, just
In fact, if you've been together for any length of time, your kitty
probably gets her habits from you.
discovered that with four cats, we sometimes have four
of habits. But one thing they all have in common is that sooner or
later they want to eat.
your kitty is so inclined to thrive best in a routine, you'll
want to make each day as predictable for her as you can. This means,
having a set time when you feed her.
then there's bedtime!
Billy, in particular, knows when it's time to go to bed. I suppose one
hint is that when
sees me turn off the TV, the computer and a couple other routine
things, then turn out the light he will start to go ahead of me
But if I stop for any reason, he will turn around and
come back down the stairs and wait for me, his front legs on one step,
his back legs on the step above him.
In fact, "The Boys" even have a "sleep/bedtime
routine", as Mikey has a bed in
the hall that he sleeps in; Billy usually sleeps by me, although
sometimes he'll trade off and sleep by Chuck; Bowie almost always
sleeps in the bathroom and Jonny sleeps by Chuck.
if you regularly have to leave for any part of the day, try to
return home at the same time each day.
Make sure your kitty has the same toys to play with and help her find
them, if they become "lost". Or replace them as quickly as possible.
You'll find that, like you, your kitty will like to listen to the same
TV stations and music, too.
Whether you realize it or not, your little kitty loves you so much
she becomes a "mini-you" in many ways.
New Pussy Cat?
Smart Cat - Kitty's Garden
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
in time for St. Patrick's Day, Smart
Cat - Kitty's Garden -
just what your kitty needs to get his greens!
by CSN and Kitty's Garden is that they say, "like
people, cats need vegetables in their diet to aid in digestion and to
provide balanced nutrition. Kitty's
Garden supplies your cat with the
tasty green grass that it craves, and gives catsd a safe alternative to
nibbling on your houseplants, which can be potentially toxic to them if
Boys" are "thrilled"
give it paws
organic oats, wheat, rye and barley
in 4 to 6 days
prevent ingestion of potentially toxic houseplants"
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 Katnip
down" to share her story and how came to be...
and I have always been "Cat" people.
had a cat growing up, and
two when I bought my first house, Scott got one when he got
place. We got married in 1993, and consolidated cats.
moved to a
bigger house, and acquired more cats...as strays, from friends. They
showed up and we took 'em in! At one point we had seven living inside
and another two (incredibly pampered barn cats).
2001, we moved from Illinois to Las Vegas and five kitties moved with
us...the barn cats stayed behind
with the new owners.
(We got follow-up
reports and they both lived long, happy lives after we moved.)
When we moved into our
new house in Vegas we built a small outdoor
enclosure for the cats to enjoy fresh
air and have their boxes "not" in
the house. We sort of picked up where we
had left off
our feline collectiing.
We took in rescues from our vet, and
(naturally) cats started appearing
on our doorstep.
our house is
small, 1600 square feet, and when we hit
seven cats we knew we needed
decided to enclose the Patio, and thus the "Catio" came to
ramps, cat trees and other things
are a work in progress. Scott is the
fabulous combination of handy
AND artistic, so almost everything is
handmade and decorated by him.
we stand proud as "Crazy
Cat People", servants to 13 fantastic
And we wouldn't have
it any other way!
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"The Boys" and I had such fun reading about "the Lounge"
and how it came to be. We encourage everyone to "stop over" to
see for yourself.
McGreevey, "keeper of the kids." "The Boys" at
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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