"Mews Nooz" with "The
Weekly for Cats, Cat
Lovers and More
Issue #7 Week 7 - February 19, 2011
"The Boys" say,
has your week been?
What about your Valentine's Day? I visited a lot of the cat blogs on
Valentine's Day and saw so many cute Valentine's decorations and read a
lot of special Valentine's messages.
Has your kitty been doing anything out of the ordinary?
Mikey "got his
rambunctious" groove on a few days ago. You can
read about it below in "Days
Meows". And I"ll also post it at
Things later for those who don't get a chance to read it
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I recently got a new computer, and am now using a "wide screen"
monitor. I'm also using MS Outlook 2010. And so, much to my dismay, I
discovered the formatting (margins, specifically) of this ezine is all
out of whack when it comes through Outlook.
And it may have been that way since I began "publishing" it. Or, at
least when I looked back at past issues in Outlook, the border of this
ezine and the margins otherwise are off from my "original" sample.
don't know if this is true with the way you are able to view this ezine
or not. If this is also true for you. I have discovered a way
around the viewing issue. At least temporarily.
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also noticed the font size is quite small, even after I "biggied" it.
Another issue I need to check with a web designer about.
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of Our Meows: Maybe
We Could Bottle Mikey's "Rambunctiousness"!
Care of Kitty: Is
Your Kitty Bored
New Pussy Cat?
Heated Kitty Camper
Your Turn: Sweet
Praline and Mom Paula
Meow Are: "The
Your Subscription: You
Coming Or Going?
of Our Meows
We Could Bottle Some of Mikey's "Rambunctiousness"!
cat is 13 going on 14 (July 1) ...but nobody's told him! Or he forgot!
And so, most days he's got more energy and mischief than the other
of his most recent incidents to "confirm" this statement happened on a
recent Sunday morning.
church on Sundays, we often have coffee and bakery rolls. Mikey has
become a "fan" of the rolls because one or two of them have "cream"
on top. The Sunday in question, Mikey happened to be sitting nicely,
upright on the back of the couch in the dining room. Chuck had put my
roll on a plate and was putting the plate on the table (I was on my way
into the dining room to sit down.)
At the same time Chuck said to me that my roll was ready. Mikey, being
in close ear shot, heard that; he perked up (you could almost see the
wheels working), looked at the table, jumped (or was it flew?) from the
of the couch to the floor (skipping landing on the couch seat), over to
the chair where I was about to sit, beat me to it, jumped up onto my
chair and somehow knocked my cinnamon roll with cream from the table
onto the floor!
Miraculously, the roll landed, frosting up! Actually, Chuck had put a
fork into the roll before he put the roll and the plate it was on onto
the table, which helped to keep the roll right-side up.
Well, Mikey got a whole
frosting that day!
With "shots" like that, we've been thinking about getting him signed up
for one of those national basketball leagues.
do you think?
Care of Kitty
Is Your Kitty Bored?
here, especially in
the winter, "snowstorm" often dredges
up shudders in the thoughts of the mothers and fathers with
more often than not, the kids
will have no school and, as a result, will be home for the day--"Snow
mothers and fathers alike scramble about trying to find
a place for the kids or activities for them to occupy
While most of us don't have that "what to do with kitty" trauma on a
snow day, there is still often a time when your kitty becomes a bit
bored with her playthings or her food or her bed. Or her
know what happens.
You buy one of those really neat toys you've seen advertised in your
local Target or K-Mart. Or you've seen it for yourself on the shelves
as you've walked past. Maybe your vet mentioned it or you've seen your
neighbor's cat batting it around or carrying it in her mouth
to some secret place.
certain your furball will enjoy the toy just as much as the others.
But the euphoria from the blinking lights or catnip lasts all of two
minutes and then, like with a lot of her other toys, it gets scooted
under the couch. Or you can't find it at all. Period!
what do you do?
We've discovered "The Boys" tend to make their own fun with their own
whatever it is they find.
Jonny likes to play with a mousey or a ball. Mikey will either jump
into a paper sack or a cardboard box. Billy likes playing with plastic
sacks or the plastic that holds pop bottles together. (He's lost two
bottom front teeth because he got his teeth caught in the plastic.) And
Bowie is a "couch potato" as he watches TV - a lot!
The other night, Mikey grabbed hold of my apron string as I was fixing
So much like you
needing to find an outlet for your kids, especially
when it snows and they can't go outside, you also need a "back up" plan
for when your kitty has run out of "store bought" toys to entertain her
It's a lot less expensive, for one thing, and a lot easier to find
things around the house that will entertain your kitty for a good long
We've even found that when
ours do get bored with their toys and other
playthings they occupy themselves with...that boredom with
that specific thing is short-lived.
Just give your kitty a bit of time and she'll soon be back in the thick
things with that mouse, or that catnip or that box or that shoestring.
Or something entirely new that she found in her "cattin'" around the
New Pussy Cat?
Manufacturing Outdoor Heated Kitty Camper with Heated Pad
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
they present the ..
Heated Kitty Camper
Manufacturing describes the Outdoor
Heated Kitty Camper as:
from the cold, comfort, luxury, durability. The K&H Outdoor
Thermo-Kitty Camper has it all! Utilizing our Outdoor
Heated Kitty Pad as
the source for warmth, this is the perfect heated shelter for any
outdoor cat. Simply put it in a wood shed, garage, porch, barn or any
outdoor structure and plug it in.
We've cleverly incorporated 2 doors for that "just in case" quick exit
from an un-welcome visitor. We'll admit it, we thought of everything.
This Kitty Camper
has an 8%
coupon code available for it, effective 2/14/2011 and ends
for indoor and outdoor use
animal from the outdoor elements and
for feral cat houses, porches, garages, barns or in the home
controlled to warm to your pet's normal body temperature
1/2-foot steel wrapped cord
"The Boys", are "thrilled"
to give the
Outdoor Heated Kitty Camper
This is an affiliate link
Praline and Mom Paula
and I "travel
around the web," looking at
all of the really neat
blogs that we can feature here in "It's Your Turn."
This week, we're
Praline, one of our "kitty readers" and her mommy,
Sweet Praline came to live with her mom (Paula) at the age
of 12 weeks back in December 1995. She was born on September 25, 1995
in Columbia, SC. Her mother was a Seal Point HImmie and her father was
a Red Tabby Persian. You can see from the attached baby picture why
Paula fell in love with that little face.
How did I come to live with my mom, Paula?
Mom was going through a divorce after 21 years of marriage and her
husband took their cat, Muff, with him. Mom decided to go back to
school to earn her Ph.D. and began wanting another kitty. During a
visit with her sister on Thanksgiving in 1995, mom started talking
about getting another kitty (Muff and the ex had been gone for a little
over a year).
Mom always admired the Himmies and Persians and began checking the want
ads. She even called several people and all of the babies were gone.
About a week later, mom came back to Columbia (she was in Clemson
working on her degree) to get her hair cut and to visit her friends at
the middle school where she used to teach. She was driving by one of
the local malls and saw a small pet store, so she pulled in to see if
there were any kitties.
her surprise when she saw the signs that there were
Persian kittens for sale. Mom went in and talked
with the two owners (very nice Oriental couple) and she told them that
she wanted a female Persian. The lady told my mom that the solid
Persians were already sold, but she had two "pointed" Persians left;
one male and one female. Mom sometimes wishes that she had bought my
brother at the same time!
Mom asked the lady if she could hold me and she immediately pulled me
out of the cage. I immediately clung to my mom and licked her face and
started purring. Mom must have walked around the store for 45 minutes
holding me, debating whether to get me or not (I wasn't cheap). While
mom was walking around with me, I fell asleep in her arms. The nice
owners introduced mom to my kitty parents and they were beautiful.
Mom looked at the lady and asked if they took credit (that was when she
still had decent credit and the lady said yes, and the rest is history!
The owner called me Flower Face, but mom took one look at my colors and
my face and said, "her
name is going to be Praline." I came with
papers, so mom had to come up with a formal name in order to get me
registered. She decided on Paula's Sweet Praline. We had the hardest
time getting my registration finalized because they couldn't decide
what color I was. The CFA said I couldn't be pointed because I didn't
have the eyes and I have 2 paw pads that are pink instead of dark.
Finally, after sending
some pictures, they decided that I was a Tortie~
I am a very pampered little girl. Mom calls me a Diva! I am very
finicky about what I eat and of course, I have very expensive tastes.
Here are some unique things about me:
* I am not a lap kitty nor do I like to be held for more than a
minutes. However, I love to be brushed and petted.
* I like to have my belly rubbed. When mom rubs my belly, I just
stretch my front paws way up in the air to make sure she gets my whole
* I like to sleep in front of the AC vent.
* Mom puts my water bowl below the AC vent, so it is always cool. I do
not like the water fountains, though.
* I love treats and will harass my mom endlessly to get them.
* I only weigh 7 lbs, 8 oz. Everyone things that I am bit, but it's all
* Unfortunately, I do leave a lot of hairballs on the carpet for mom to
step into. She is pretty embarrassed about some of the stains!
* I will sit and watch TVG with my mom. I love to watch Cesar, the dog
* I don't like to play with toys that make noise.
* I've never scratched on the furniture. I always use my scratching
* I love fev-vers, but only when I want to play with them.
* I don't like to lie down on anything really soft (blanket, cat bed,
etc.). I prefer the hallway carpet or the tiled floor in the bathroom.
* I'm not allowed to go outside. There have been a few times during
my 4 years of life that I've actually slipped out of the door
opened it but she quickly scooted me back inside.
* I love to lick my mom's face!
* I will eat my stinky goodness directly from my mom's fingers.
You can follow along with Sweet Praline and
Mom Paula here.
from Karen and "The Boys":
In case you didn't know, Sweet Praline has been feeling a bit "under
the weather" for a few weeks now. So we're sending our thoughts and
purryers to her to get back to eating better. And perhaps you can send
your healing thoughts, too.
We Meow Are
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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