SMELL MY FEET
"MMmmmmm Yummm num num"
Treat it is.... Thank You
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TRICK OR TREAT
SMELL MY FEET
Give me something good to eat
"MMmmmmm Yummm num num"
Treat it is.... Thank You
Many of us love Halloween. Do our pets love it too? Well, some do and some don't. Here are some top things that pets hate – from the mouths of pets themselves.
Doorbells. That darn doorbell rings and rings. My slaves answer it, thankfully they don't let the intruders inside, so I don't have to bail to the back room.
Scary Costumes. Ugly, evil-looking things keep coming to the door. I've never seen anything like it...
Screaming Kids, weird music and Sounds. If the noise and the costumes aren't bad enough, there are screaming kids to contend with. Screaming children chanting little rhymes that only a mother must be able to admire. Just go away and leave me alone. Makes me want to hide under the doona and try and sleep this nightmare away.
Black Cats. This holiday is a real bummer if you are a black cat. I have never done anything bad and some people think there is some demon quality in me during Halloween.
I Don't Get Treats. On top of it all, there is an abundance of candy going from hand to hand, chocolate, candy bars, and goodies that would make even the fussiest of eaters cry for. And I don't get any. None. How Rude!
Jack-O-lanterns and Candles. Weird shadows on walls and total ambiance of ghostliness. It would not surprise me if Casper came out of the walls and said boo! I'de probably have kittens.
Just you humans wait until Cats Rule this world...
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve.
Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting "haunted houses" and carving jack-o-lanterns.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops.
Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.
Trick-or-treating, is an activity for children on or around Halloween in which they proceed from house to house in costumes, asking for treats such as confectionery with the question, "Trick or treat?" The "trick" part of "trick or treat" is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween. It has become socially expected that if one lives in a neighborhood with children one should purchase treats in preparation for trick-or-treaters.
There is no reason our cats can't be a part of this festive day. We like to dress our pets up in costumes as well as ourselves.
While it's a commonly-known fact that Halloween candy isn't safe for your cat, they don't have to miss out on the fun.
Try this Halloween Recipes for your Cat or Dog that are simple, fast, and inexpensive to share the excitement with your pets.
There are also some homemade treats for the older cats.
All recipes are for special-occasion treats for your pet. They should not replace meals and should be offered sparingly. If your pet has food allergies or special dietary requirements, check with your veterinarian before offering them.
Have a great day and safe and happy Halloween.
Halloween is right around the corner! Are you excited?
Spooky pet stories or coincidences are a common subject around Halloween. Have you got any spooky cat stories? Check out these stories; they are great to share after it gets dark. Read more here.
Cats. You rarely see a witch without a black cat. The Halloween black cat is always in a fear-provoking position, with back arched, fur on end and eyes glittering. For thousands of years, they have been regarded as mysterious creatures with supernatural powers and were associated with witches and death. It was believed that witches could change into cats; in fact, they could make that change nine times. Some people believed that cats were the spirits of the dead. The cat's pupils – narrow slits in the daytime, but luminous globes at night – linked him to the moon and emphasized his ability to see into the future.
Here is a great Halloween Story to tell about the Phantom Cat.
The Phantom Cat
Cats crave routine, which is why so many people report seeing ghostly apparitions at specific times. A cat may return at the same time as her feeding, or at the time she expects her owner to return from work. Sometimes a cat is just not ready to say goodbye.
One story tells how a cat was taken to a veterinary office, where she was diagnosed with feline leukemia. The cat was put to sleep, and the grieving owners prepared to donate the cat's carrier and other belongings to the local shelter.
The owners put the cage and personal belongings of the cat in the back seat. As they began driving, the woman felt a familiar presence – then she heard a familiar "meow." She looked in the rearview mirror and saw her tabby, sitting in her carrier. The woman slammed on the brakes.
Her husband looked back and saw the tabby clearly – no ghostly apparition, the cat looked like flesh and blood. The couple looked at one another – was it possible that their cat somehow made it out of the vet's office and into the car – even after getting the fatal injection?
The cat didn't answer. She meowed again, and looked at them expectantly. Guilt-stricken and not knowing what else to do, they drove back to the vet's office, talking in soothing tones. The cat laid down in the carrier and appeared to go to sleep. The couple looked at each other again, but when they turned back to their tabby, she was gone.
Aren't they all heroes - our cats who
train us, keep us and put up with us?
For these accomplishments alone, they deserve medals.
- Arnold Hano
Bathing a cat is something we don't think about, as we all know that cats can groom themselves. However sometimes, cats can get greasy coast, allergies or even plain old dirt on them which may require the cat to have a good bath.
Bathing a cat can be tricky because majority of cats usually don't like water. It is best to introduce a cat to bathing as a kitten so that baths become less stressful with time just incase you may need to do this sometimes in the cats life.
You should speak to your veterinarian about the correct shampoo to use on your cat as their are some shampoos' just not suitable for animals. Most cats requiring a bath, is generally due to a health reason, so your veterinarian can point you in the right direction of the medicated shampoos.
You can experiment with various brands to see what works best for your kitty. It is also a good idea to guard against soap getting into your cat's eyes. You can once again speak to your vet about different preventative methods for this.
You may also need a wetting agent, a de-greaser and a conditioner to release the tangles in your cat's coat. Use a sprayer attachment for rinsing and keep towels nearby. You will need them. Please don't try and use a hair dryer as this can really upset your cat and give them a traumatic experience and cause injury to both yourself and the cat.
All the Best with the Cat Baths.
Have you ever walked into the house and noticed your cat sleeping in the most awkward position possible. You think.... How could that even be comfortable?
Well Claude and Maude are no exception.
Have a look at the video below. Claude didn't even notice the approach of Igor the British Shorthair. What a Cutie!
This is Claude... And we tell you what.... He was in a deep sleep. Follow the picture strip below as to how this position occurred. Funny thing is... He woke up and then went straight back to this position again after a few moments of looking around.
Cat Law: Curiosity never killed anything except maybe a few hours.
We were so excited last year to begin our new Cat of the Month! It was so fun to do and we loved telling you all about each guest chosen for Cat of the Month in 2013. Now it's time for more fun with our Cats of the Month for 2014!
If you don't know what this means.... It means each month, we will be selecting one of our purrrfect guests to learn more about their breed, personality, and the things they like to do during their stay. We will also be sharing some gorgeous stories, photos and videos of them!
Our Cat of the Month for October is Claude & Audrey. Claude is 6 years of age and Audrey is 4 years of age. They are both very gorgeous Scottish Folds. They were chosen for Cat of the Month this month due to their great smooches and outgoing outdoor nature.
Tune in every week for the month of October to keep up to date with Claude and Audrey's Cooinda Cat Resort experience.
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!