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A Different Litter

Accidentally, I discovered a new use for a plastic 5-gallon bucket. Where my niece-in-law works, there are lots of food-grade 5-gallon buckets that are disposed of by the business. Occasionally, she recycles them by bringing them home. Like everyone else, I used it to carry water, as a waterer for larger animals, and for various… Read more »

Feline Bond

The bond that doesn’t break The very definition of the word bond implies a connection built by sharing experiences. It would be wrong to believe that animals do not love. Most people believe because of their bonded relationship with their Pet children they love them, but never seem to acknowledge or recognize the bond between animals. Cats can have… Read more »

Litter Box and Litter

Selection of Litter Box and Litter used Cats have an innate nature to defecate at the same location. Cats in both indoor and outdoor pens will automatically use a litter box or an area to defecate. What attracts cats to a specific spot to defecate – the texture of the preferred substances will be flexible to dig and cover.  Outside,… Read more »

Surviving Living with Cat

MY CAT GRIPES Some Feline parents have a version of Walter.   They will make you laugh, cry, provide wake-up calls, cuddles, manipulate to get their way, come to their name only when it is a benefit otherwise ignoring is the game.  The cat will pout, ostracize, hide and express their displaced anger in many ways.  My… Read more »

Feline Altering

Why Spayed, Why Neuter and What to expect. The recommended optimum age at which a cat should be spayed/neutered is about the age of sexual maturity. The basic rule of altering the cat is “5 months & 5 pounds”. This blog is all about cats, but most Pet Parents have both cats and dogs. In many cases, cats and… Read more »

Antics of Cat Home Alone

SAPO, 5F SBT Savannah Cat When Sapo came to live with me in 2010, I wasn’t expecting the challenge that this marvelous Pet Child would provide.  When picked up at the cattery in Ponca City, his whole body fits perfectly in the palm of one hand.   Sapo was only eight weeks of age.  Placed in a… Read more »

Savannah Cat Size

F1 – F2 Savannah F3 – F6 Savannah Domestic Shorthair Height 14″ to 18″ 10″ to 14″ 9″ to 12″ Length 16″ to 20″ 13″ to 17″ 12″ to 14″ Weight 12 to 24 lbs 8 to 16 lbs 7 to 12 lbs From time to time someone will reach out to us and want… Read more »

Cat’s Gestation?

How Long is a cat pregnant? A Successful feline pregnancy is 65 days from the last copulation.  Only in cats, the physical act of mating (copulation) leads to ovulation.  After the physical coupling the female will cycle out of the estrus are the eggs released for fertilization.  No eggs are released by the female until successfully penetrated by the male.  One… Read more »

Cat Estrus Cycle

Queens vary in age when they first come into heat.  Longhair breeds are not sexually mature until about 10 months of age a while a high percentage of Siamese females begin maturity at 5 months of age.   Unless there is a definite plan for the kittens all female cats should be spayed at 5-6 months of age.   When the… Read more »

Cat Life Expectancy

Reason for our indoor only adoption policy 3 years – life expectancy of Feral Cats 6 years – life expectancy of indoor cats allow to go outdoors 16 years – life expectancy of Indoor only cats Feral Cat Lifespan The reason for Feral’s short-lived expectation is easy to infer.  They are exposed to potentially harmful… Read more »

CAT REGISTRATION WHAT IS SBT?

Cat Registration what is SBT? When you see the initial, SBT associated with the cat’s pedigree what does it signify.  Those initials stand for Stud Book Traditional.  All SBTs are classified as purebred cats.  To be eligible for pure breed status, the cat must be a product of three consecutive mating within the breed.  For a cat to be… Read more »

Feline Vaccinations

Cats are a species with the appearance of keeping and maintaining good health. Their health stabilities and ability to mask health issues often contribute to pet parents avoiding or ignoring vaccination and regular health checkups.  The story I will tell you illustrates why we cannot be complacent or indifferent to vaccinations.  To take the risk of illness leading to death is… Read more »

Litter Box Language – Cat Poop Feces

The last thing you want to see or examine is Cat Poop. Parents love their pet children. It’s instinctive to concerned about their health. A wise pet parent will forego the yech and will frequently examine the texture, color, content, and consistency while noting bathroom habits. These are keys to early detection of health issues.   Litter… Read more »

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