Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. How are ya’ll doin’? It’s furinally here, the day mommy said we could celebrate mine’s Gotcha Day. Mommy came and rescued me from a cage in a smelly house 2 years ago on June 8th. I’s was a scared little kitten, shakin’ all over with lots of gunk in mine’s eyes and nose. Mommy says she could feel the tension in mine’s body when the lady handed me to her. Mommy says contrary to mine’s breed, there wasn’t anythin’ floppy ‘bout me. I’s was shaky and stiff as a board. Mommy says her heart broke fur me and mine’s littermates cuz she couldn’t ‘magine what could make such a young kitty be that scared and I’s wasn’t tellin’.
I’s ‘member the exact minute all that tension left and I’s furinally quit shakin’ and flopped like a purr-opurr Ragdoll. Yep, mommy carried me outside of that place and sat me in her lap. I’s could feel us movin’ but I’s had never been in a car befur, so I’s didn’t unnerstand what was happenin’. And then, mommy picked up mine’s stiff little body, held me close and looked into mine’s gunky blue eyes and said she was gonna luvs me furever and ever and that I’s was gonna live with her. She said I’s would never have to be ‘fraid again and then she kissed me and held me close to her heart. I’s could feel her heart beatin’ and just knew she meant it. That’s the minute mine’s life was furever changed fur the better. And, I’s never looked back.
Oh c’mon now, you’ve been here fur a couple of weeks
now, are you ever gonna stop?
Me ‘members that day too Raena. Kittens!!! ‘Pawrently, you’d never seen a toy or cat tree or bed or anythin’ else. You were like a tornado runnin’ and jumpin’ all over the house. It’s like you didn’t know what to play with furst.
I’s didn’t sissy. I’s couldn’t believe how blest you were. I’s didn’t know a kitty could have so much pawsum stuffs. All I’s had ever known was a cage with a pawtty box in it. And mine’s littermates of course, but they’d never seen any toys either. What a life we have. And then you and mommy told me that I’s had awnties and uncles and lots and lots of furiends who already luvved me. It was almost too good to be true. I’s was ‘fraid to go to sleep that furst night. I’s thought I’s might wake up and find that it had all been a dream.
Nope Raena, it wasn’t no dream, it’s been me’s nightmare. MOL Me’s just kiddin’. You’re alright fur a bratty li’l sisfur. Me sometimes wonders ifin sis Lexi thought ‘bout me that way. Anyways, me saw our furiend Valentine from Noir Kitty Mews hopped in his stroller and headed to our house to join in the celebration.
Did you see the cutesy smilebox card he made fur me, sissy? Pipo and Dalton made me a card too. I’s so blest to have such amazin’ furiends. Fanky fank you all. Ya’ know, this month is almost over and with it goes Cat Adoption Month. But we think every month is Cat Adoption Month as well as every day. There are so many kitties out there that need savin’. Shelters and Rescues are almost always full to overflowin’ with amazin’ kitties just waitin’ fur their furever to show up and tell them they are luvved and will never have to be ‘fraid again. Maybe you’re not ready to adopt a new kitty, but you can still help. Ya’ know fosterin’ is a great way fur kitties to find their furevers, ‘specially ifin they’re one of the fraidy cats that doesn’t do well in cages.
That’s true Raena. But peeps can also donate their time to volunteer. Ya’ know they could go and play with the kitties and luv on ‘em and help socialize ‘em. And shelters and rescues are always in need of supplies like foods, towels, litter, cleaners and all kinds of things. All one has to do is check with their local shelter or rescue and see what they might need at the moment. Easy peasy, it is. Every so offen mommy sacks up some of our old toys and foods that we get and don’t eat and we donate to those kitties less furtunate. And, mommy sometimes drives ‘round lookin’ fur signs of stray kitties who might be hungry. Ya’ don’t have to be rich to help, everypawdy can help in some way.
Mine’s favorite place in the whole wide universe is mommy’s lap.
Oh sissy, those are all great ideas. Ya’ know what would make mine’s celebration even more pawsum? Knowin’ that we helped to make some kitty’s dream of a furever come true. Fanky fank you all fur celebratin’ with me. Why don’t you take a minute today to see what it is that you might could do fur the less furtunate kitties in your area. Now, let’s go eat some pizza and play with the nip toys. I’s even told mommy to pull out the silvervine.
Till the next time……………………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
MeOW Welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline on Furidays. Sorry we missed you all last week, we were on overload and and couldn’t be here. Anyways, we’re back now and can’t wait to tackle our next topic/question. As always, you can ketch up on any post in this series by clickin’ on Training Tips and Everything Feline in our menu. And, don’t furget to leave your questions and topic suggestions in the comments below or send us a purrivate e-mail via our Contact page. Now, let’s get the business outta the way and get on with today’s posty.
With Independence day just around the corner here in the U.S., we thought we’d spend a little time reminding everyone about some safety issues for the furry members of your household. We get asked often what human foods are dangerous for us kitties. Everybody wants to have a good time, unfortunately, us anipals don’t always find human gatherings fun. If you’re planning a party or get together remember to plan ahead and set up a Decompression Room so that your favorite furry can get away from all the hustle and bustle of the festivities. If you’ll be setting off fireworks yourself, remember to keep them away from your pets. An animals hearing is much better than that of a humans’ so the sound of fireworks can be extrememly loud and frightning to us furries.
Toxic Foods & Party Favors:
Remind everyone not to feed your pets. Not everything fit for human consumption is good fur kitty/woofy. Here’s a list of some foods and other party items you want to avoid giving your anipals:
Alcohol of any kind, Marijuana, Tobacco and Nicotene Products, Candy (especially chocolate), Anything with Xylitol (sweeteners, gum, diet sodas, etc,), Coffee and other Caffeinated Beverages, Nuts, Grapes, Garlic and Garlic Powder, Onions and Onion Powder, Raisins, Avocados, Fruit Seeds, Yeast Dough, Citrus, Milk, Cooked Bones, Tofu, Moldy Foods and Mushrooms. Symptoms of poisoning can range from lethargy to kidney disease and/or death.
Parties can often be felt the next day as well. Here’s a list of some medications to avoid giving your anipals:
Tylenol or Acetaminophen, ADHD medications or Human Antidepressants unless prescribed by your V-E-T, Aspirin (for cats), Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Pseudoephedrine, Flea Meds with Permethrins (for cats), and Narcotic Pain Meds (unless prescribed by your V-E-T). Even tho’ some human meds are prescribed for us anipals, you should avoid giving us anything not prescribed by a licensed Veterinarian.
Somebody’s always left with the after party clean up. Here’s a list of some household items and party favors you should keep away from your pets:
Antifreeze, Cleaners (especially those containing bleach), Glow Sticks and their luminescent liquid, Potpourri, Rat and Mouse Poisons, Streamers and Strings, Fireworks containing Gun Powder and Sparklers, Essential Oils and Candles.
Mmmmmmm Pizza!!! I’s want a piece now!!!
Foods You & Fluffy/Fido Can Share:
MeOW That sure is a lot of no no’s, isn’t it? No worries, you don’t always have to say No. Kitties and woofies can have a few bites of Cheddar Cheese, Hamburger Patties (without the seasonings), Brisket and Ribs (without seasonings), small quantities of All Meat Weiners, Watermelon and/or Cantaloupe (without the rind and seeds), Plain Yogurt, Chicken (without the bones or seasonings) and Pumpkin (not Pumpkin Pie filling). Just remember to keep in mind the amount of special goodies kitty/woofy eats and adjust regular meals accordingly.
Did somepawdy say treats?
Some Things To Remember:
If you’re grilling on a coal barbeque, remember to make sure all coals are out and cool before leaving it unattended. If your celebrations include a fire pit or bonfire, make sure the fire’s completely out before leaving it unattended. If you’re celebrating in the park or campgrounds, pick up after yourself and your anipals. Be considerate of others so the fun can continue. And always keep the number for Poison Control and your V-E-T on hand, just in case. You know what they say, “Better safe than sorry.” If you suspect that your anipal has been poisoned, don’t hesitate, call your V-E-T immediately.
Well, there ya’ have it, some things to keep in mind for the coming celebrations. Father’s day is Sunday and there’s sure to be a few celebrations honoring dads everywhere. We celebrate our mommy, who has to be both fur us. Don’t furget to leave your questions or topic suggestions in the comments below or send us an e-mail. We luv hearin’ from you all. And, check out our previous topics by clickin’ on the Training Tips and Everything Feline links in our menu. We’re also joinin’ Comedy Plus fur Feline Furiday. We hope you all have a safe and blest Summer.