- Debbie Peterson
I don't think it is so much the actual bath that most cats dislike; I think it's the fact that they have to spend a good part of the day putting their hair back in place.
- Debbie Peterson
Do you ever get that feeling when your out and about and see a cat and you swear they look just like your cat?... that they could be twins?... maybe even identical twins?... Well we see quite a few kitties like this and we would love to show you some.
These 3 kitties below, Ozimite and Vegemite who are sisters and Egg are all very similar in looks and personalities. The could of had the same birth parents and it is very amazing how similar these 3 cats are in what they do on a daily basis and also who they allow to do what with them.
These 3 kitties, have a lot more in common than we thought at first. For starters, they are all classified as senior kitties and they are all Tortoiseshell kitties with similar markings on different sides of there bodied.
They are also all named after food.... which is quite interesting because they are all food oriented. Ozi, Vege and Egg eat there food as soon as it is served to them and they all LOVE fresh meat, however Vege and Ozi eat Fresh Chicken mince and Egg prefers Kangaroo mince.
They are all getting a little bit older these days and are slowing down in their daily activities, however all 3 of them do enjoy pats on their own terms. They also all love sleeping....ALOT. In regards to sleeping, all 3 cats enjoy sleeping/snoozing under our Overhead Heat Lamps and sometimes it is hard to pry them away when it is time for them to depart the resort.
There is something about the presence of a cat... that seems to take the bite out of being alone.
- Louis J. Camuti
Our Cats of the Month, Jimmy and Choo would love to share his Holiday Diary with you from his relaxing stay at Cooinda Cat Resort.
Every morning I, Jimmy, will be waiting on the 2nd or 3rd scratching post platform (depending on what I feel like that day) for the arrival of the kitty carers. This always mean lots of pats and cuddles.
Once the kitty carers arrive and have given me cuddles, they then say good morning to my brother Choo who is typically snuggled up in bed .... He is soo not an early riser.
The Kitty Carers will then start cleaning my room and I very much like to entertain myself interrupting them with everything they do by walking over there arms and around their bodies and through their legs. This always makes them stop and give Choo and I more pats and cuddles.
Don't tell them but there is little game we like to play with the Kitty Carers every morning, we call it guess who renovated the cubby today?? They have a sneaking suspicion that it is Choo but we will never tell Shhhhhh
They then leave us to relax for a bit until breakfast arrives.
Generally at this time, Choo has finally dragged himself out of bed, had a drink of fresh water, and then headed outside for the morning to relax on the hammock bed. Hmmm... Come to think of it, he really doesn't do much else except relax most of the day. That's OK with me though, because I loves to run around, inside and out all morning.
In the afternoon I love to lounge on the hammock, most of the time totally relaxed with my limbs hanging over the edge, while Choo is chilling next to me in our own bed we brought along with us.
We loves to end our day with a big cuddle from the Kitty Carers when they tuck us into our beds at night.
Hairless cats, like the Sphynx, were supposedly bred by the Aztec people of Central America hundreds of years ago. The last paid of cats of this Mexican breed was presented to an American couple by Pueblo Indians in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1903. Unfortunately the male was attacked by a pack of dogs and died so the breed did not survive. The modern Spynx breeding programme began in 1966 in Toronto, Canada, when an ordinary short-haired, black and white domestic cat bore a hairless male kitten. An expert breeder bought mother and son and developed the breed from there.
The Sphynx is not exactly hairless; its skin is covered with a soft, warm down which feels like the furred skin of a peach. There may be visible fur on the brow, around the toes and at the tip of the tail. Their skin temperature is higher than that of normal coated cats. They are extremely warm and soft to touch and have earned the name of the 'suede hot water bottle'. Otherwise it is a well-built sturdy cat that resembles that of a Rex although there is no genetic relation. They have a long, slender neck, wide open ears and prominent cheek-bones. Unusually for a cat the Sphynx sweats over it's whole body surface and needs to be regularly bathed or sponged to remove the oily secretions.
The Sphynx is an outgoing cat that is very affectionate. They are very warm and soft to touch and this is one of the most appealing things about the Sphynx. Unfortunately to many people they are not the most attractive cats to look at. They do tend to be something of a conversationalist.
The facts presented in this Blog Post were retrieved from 'The Ultimate encyclopedia of cat breeds and cat care' by Alan Edwards, and also from the Purina website.
How do cats decide when to jump suddenly up from where they were sitting comfortably curled up and dash madly around the room, knocking over everything they encounter?
- Andrew Koenig
We have lots of wonderful cat couples that stay with us. For the most part they have been together all, if not most, of their lives and do everything together from Sleeping, to eating, to playing or enjoying cuddles.
Below are some of our wonderful couples that are with us at the moment.
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any ham to ask what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
Jimmy and Choo are as opposite as you can get with their personalities. Like Ying and Yang, Chalk and Cheese, Peas and Carrots. However they are the best of buds and you could never separate them.
Choo on one hand is very prim an proper and takes things seriously and very straight down line. He likes to know when it is cuddle time where as Jimmy loves surprise cuddles and is very carefree.
It's not uncommon to find Jimmy lounging on the hammock or hanging off the scratching post chilling. Most times you will find Choo in a place where he can see everything and knows exactly what is going on, sleeping with one eye open so he doesn't miss anything. This could be anywhere from the top of the scratching post, down to the nice cozy bed he shares with his brother underneath the heat lamp.
Our Blog contributions come from our Kitty Carers who have a wealth of knowledge & experience. From time to time we will also be sharing information from other sources that we think will benefit you or make you smile!