The goal is not so much comfort, as an expression of sheer, unadulterated greed.
My name is Sophie and I am proud to announce that I am Cooinda's Cat of the month for May. It is about time! I want to tell you a little about me and why I love my time at Cooinda Cat Resort.
You see, I sometimes need a holiday from my busy life at home and also my siblings. When I stay at Cooinda, it is all about me and my space. I get to do what I want when I want and no-one expects me to do anything.
One of the best things about my holidays at Cooinda is this wonderful heat lamp above my bed. You see... I don't actually have that much fur so I do get chilly quite easy... but this heat lamp above me makes sure I am always toastie and warm.
The second best things about my holidays is the Kitty Carers who I have come to know as my Aunties. You see, they love pampering me. They give me breakfast, they give me cuddles, they even let me lay on their laps. I Love their cuddles because they make me feel warm and secure.
The Kitty Carers (My Aunties) are amazing because they have been with me my whole life through thick and thin. They have taken care of me when I have needed medical treatment such as tablets, and even bathing.
I am proud to say that I love Cooinda Cat Resort NOTHING else comes close to the to my home away from home.
You have spent the energy on building your relationship with your cat, whether it is from a kitten, or a rescue cat that is 14 years old plus. You have gone above and beyond in making sure that all of their needs are met both physically and emotionally. It can be a hard job, but it creates an incredible bond with our pets that makes it all worth it.
As your cat's parent/guardian and companion, you know their habits both in and out. You know their favourite place to sleep, their favourite foods, what they like and dislike. You know how they like to be entertained and you also know when they are feeling not quite right.
This bond you have created goes both ways. Your cat knows many things about you as well. When you are feeling under the weather, you cat is there to comfort you. When you are in a bad mood, your cat is there to cheer you up, even when at first it seems like they are annoying you, there persistence always seems to get the better of your bad mood and cheer you up.
Does you cat know when you are due to come home from work, and is waiting at the door for you? Does your cat know when something is up, (like taking your cat to the vet, or to the holiday resort) and they hide or don't come home when they normally do.
I am willing to bet that your cat knows you pretty well!
A few months ago, Sophie was attacked by a dog. The dog managed to grab a hold of her tail and nearly ripped it off. Sophie disappeared for a couple of days and when she returned, her tail was barely attached.
Her wonderful owners, took her straight down to Frankston Animal Emergency, who managed to reattach her tail and clean her up. There was a chance that this reattachment may not work and she would have to have it removed. However Sophie beat the odds and was amazing during the whole process.
Sophie came to Cooinda Cat Resort a couple of days later for some R&R during this distressing time. The kitty carers had to bathe her wounds every day and gave her plenty of love (Which she always receives both at home and with Cooinda). Sophie had to have a few vet checkups to make sure her tail was healing and she was a very good patient.
Thanks to the wonderful vets at Frankston Animal Emergency and Karingal Vet Hospital, Sophie still has her tail and it healed beautifully.
This incident didn't change Sophie's personality which is wonderful.
If your cat is ever attacked by another animal, you should always take them to the Vet for a checkup and always keep an eye open for any abscesses that may occur. Abscesses can take up to 14 days to appear. Cat Abscesses are common for cats who may be prone to fighting with other cats (to protect their territory of course) or around the anal glands in all cats - where bacteria is present.
What is an abscess you say? It is a collection of pus and inflammatory fluids that develop at an internal site for the purpose of counteracting a foreign substance.
Thinking Outside the Box
Two of your feet - preferably on opposite sides of your body - must remain outside the box at all times.
A family cat has saved a young boy from a vicious dog attack after the canine pulled the child off his bike and started tearing at his legs.
This amazing story & Video, which has gone viral on the Internet and on many news programs, shows a young Californian boy, Jeremy Triantafilo, playing on a driveway in Bakersfield, California, when a dog attacks and drags him from his bike. The Family Cat, Tara, comes to the rescue and hurls itself at the dog and chases it down the driveway away from the child before a woman ran to the boy's aid.
Local media reported the video was from multiple security cameras and shows graphic pictures of the bite wounds sustained by the boy.
"My cat defends my son during a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage," Jeremy's father, Roger Triantafilo, wrote in posting the video. "I've never seen a cat do that. Especially ours. It just shows how much she really has a family-oriented mind set,"
Bakersfield police said the attacking dog, identified as an eight-month-old Labrador-Chow mix, had been surrendered by its owner’s family after the Tuesday afternoon attack and was in quarantine and would ultimately be euthanized. However, the family says it bears no grudges against the owners of the dog.
"We aren't upset with our neighbours, we're just thankful our son wasn't injured more... Our cat is my hero!" said the boy's mother, Erica, on Facebook.
You might notice that Sophie's head is not in proportion with her body. Some of this has to do with the Breed Devon Rex, having small heads. The other part has a lot to do with her loving her food ALOT and not being a very energetic cat. Don't get us wrong, Sophie loves being outside in the sun, however when she goes outside, she spends the time snoozing or lounging about in the sun watching what is going on. She does enjoy having yak with the Kitty carers and the other cats, but that's about as far as her exercising reaches.
How else would you spend you holiday apart from lounging around and being pampered.
Cats can see in colour however distinguishing colours isn't necessary to a cat. Brightness is far more important to a cat due to evolving from hunters. Cats can see in the dimmest of lights; the eyes can open about three times as wide as the human pupil and let in as much light as possible at the normal "hunting" times of dawn and dusk.
The sense of sight is one of the strongest senses. But cats are generally considered colorblind. The retina – the nerve center at the back of the eye – contains cells called cones (responsible for converting light into color) and rods (responsible for black and white). In cats, rods greatly outnumber cones. Theoretically, color perception is possible since the eye contains some cones, however as described earlier, not necessary.
Because of the differences between human and cat retinas, the animals can see using one-sixth of the amount of light people need: At night, for example, objects appear six times brighter to a cat than they do to humans, which helps the animals hunt. In addition to better brightness vision, cats can also detect minute movement, which is easily missed by people - another benefit for a hunter.
This information was gathered from Dr. Jon who writes articles for a website called PetPlace.
Cats can be cooperative when something feels good, which, to a cat, is the way everything is supposed to feel as much of the time as possible.
- Roger Caras
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