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

Vol 2, Issue #5 Week 5 - February 5, 2011

"The Boys" say, 


So, how's your week been?

If you've been by Kittens 'n Things, you know "The Boys" and I and Chuck have had a bit of excitement going on since Saturday (January 29), what with Bowie having an asthma attack that lasted a little longer than we were comfortable with (see "Scary Morning" at Kittens 'n Things) to get the skivvy!

And then the neighbor's garage exploded...details of that are in my this week's "On the Bright Side" ezine, which I published February 4, 2011. Long story short, the garage is right next-door to us, the garage is a total loss (we actually thought the neighbor might be in the garage as he often spends hours in his garage working on his art sculpting/welding business/hobby) and their house was scorched on the west side.   

The smoke was black and pretty thick a few times, and Chuck and I were really concerned all that smoke might not be good for Bowie. As it was, we could smell the smoke in our kitchen for several hours afterward.

Yours in furriendship,

Karen and "The Boys"     

Karen McGreevey
Mew's Nooz

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In this Issue
  • Days of Our Meows:  The Boys are Boring
  • Taking Care of Kitty:  How to Make Your Cat Happy
  • What's New Pussy Cat?  Cat/Dog Pet Soft Cozy Bed Play House
  • It's Your Turn:  Charlie and Me  
  • Who Meow Are:  "The Boys"  
  • Manage Your Subscription: You Coming Or Going?

Days of Our Meows

The Boys are Boring

You would think that even though they are in their senior years they'd still come up with some fun antics to help kill the boredom that comes around after the Holidays in the wintertime--until spring.

But no luck!

All they've been doing lately is sleeping. They're "beauties" already, so it's not like they have to "get their beauty sleep!" (Proud mother here!)

Mikey is the one who seems to have the most energy now. And he definitely makes up for what the others don't have...or what the others don't exhibit.

Except at "tuna time!"

Then all bets are off.


Taking Care of Kitty

How to Make Your Cat Happy
by JD Benson

Everybody knows that cats are animals with a great calm and would do anything to make their owners feels as good as possible. Therefore, you should always try to do anything possible to make your cat feel happy.

There are a great number of methods that are not expensive at all.

Understand your cat
The good understanding between the cat and its owner is a very important step for the development of a good relationship. Always try to pay attention to every gesture of your pet. Even if you do not have very much time, a few minutes a day would make your cat very happy. Be attentive to her needs.

Pamper her
If you watch TV and the little animal comes next to you, you will defiinitely want it to feel as comfortable as possible.  This does not require a lot of effort and you can watch TV and give your cat attention at the same time. Your cat needs to know that she is loved.

Let her rest whenever she needs it
Cats sleep over and over, being one of the laziest pets one can own. On the other hand, they can be full of life if they want to and feel in the mood for this. You should always keep in mind that usually cats require sleep after eating. Do not deprive your pet of this desire. In this way, she will also understand you when you require getting some rest yourself.

Give your animal its favorite foods
Cats do not want to eat the same food every day. The more you vary it, the more contented your pet will be.

Play with her yourself!
You do not need to spend much money on expensive toys for cats. Simply attach a small jumping ball to a wire and you will make your cat the happiest animal. If the animal does not seem interested in the toy, it means that you need to intervene in the game.

Change the water and bedding
Cats want to drink fresh water always. It only takes 2 minutes to change it. Moreover, you should also try to change the bedding as often as possible in order to always keep it clean. This process does not require a great effort either and it takes only about 5 minutes.

Finally, always remember: Love your cat because in this way she will share the same feeling for you.

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 What's New Pussy Cat?

Cat/Dog Pet Soft Cozy Bed Play House

"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, they present the ...

Cat/Dog Pet Soft Cozy Bed Play House

According to Amazon, "This colla
psible pet house provides stylish, comfortable and secure resting place for your kitty.
  • Lightweight body for easy moving around and made of durable fabric supported by cushioning foam.
  • Velcro allows this pet house to collapse in seconds to a flat, easily-portable size
  • Fully cushioned on all sides and soft cover cushion for more comfort
While "The Boys" do not have this specific Cat/Dog Pet Soft Cozy Bed Play House, like the one pictured, they do have a couple of bed/houses one is a red-green plaid, the other is a navy blue and has little designs on it. Theirs are big enough they can "get lost in" them if they want, and they can  take their naps in them.  

They absolutely, positively love them.

Actually, they love the thought of any bed--whether it's theirs or ours

"The Boys" also have plenty of similar snooze places to be able to
say they absolutely love the thought of this one and are thrilled to give it     paws up!

"Paws" art compliments of Cat Clip Art

It's Your Turn

Charlie and Me 

As you know, "The Boys" and I "travel around the web," looking at all of the really neat kitty blogs that we can feature here in "It's Your turn." So today, we're doing a re-run - in case you missed "Charlie" the first time around, showered with love and affection by Jennifer, aka, "Old Kitty!"

"Old Kitty" tells it like this...

"I first met Charlie over the Interne
t. I only noticed him because he was featured in a blog ran by an editor who blogged about the publishing business and other author-related posts. So when she featured Charlie as looking for a new home because her owner (the editor's friend) could no longer keep him, it was certainly a most unusual post to remember!

At that time I was only two months into my blogging adventure. I was also looking after my very sickly and elderly cat - my tough ol' girl - who was nearly 18 years old but suffering from a very aggressive form of renal Lymphoma.

Unfortunately she died soon after. I had always declared how I w
ould never think of getting another cat during her illness. But after my cat's death I kept thinking of that blog post about Charlie.

I really thought that he would have found a home by the time I contacted the editor's blog. To my surprise I was told that Charlie was still looking for a home and that his owner was desperate because she did not want to leave him in a cat shelter that was the only option for her. After a week of long phone conversations and lots of email exchanges, Charlie was finally delivered to me.

I miss my tough ol' girl very much but living with Charlie who is eight years old, healthy and fit and raring to embrace life has helped me so much.

I'm very glad for the blogging world for bringing him to me."

And look at that tummy! in the photo left, above ^^^!

You can see more about Charlie and "Old Kitty" (Jennifer) at Ten Lives and Second Chances. 

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. I'll have to tell you that story one of these days.
Michael Anthony (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"!
Daniel Boone - 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 litter. 
Wild "Bill" Hickok - Who is really just "Billy".
Buffalo Bill "Cody" - Unfortunately, is also "gone". He left us way too young.
Jim "Bowie" - We call him "Bowie" (Booie), although as the "baby" he could easily be called the "brat" but that wouldn't be nice! 
Chuck - The 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 left-side of each topic section.) 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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