Sunday, November 8, 2009

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: GREAT NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS

Voting unanimously on Friday, November 6, the City Council of Los Angeles passed an ordinance which bans the declawing of cats. City Council President Eric Garcetti added an "urgency clause" to the ordinance which ensures its taking effect before 1/01/10. This was essential as California has passed a law which prevents cities and counties from regulating any further declawing bans.

Councilman Paul Koretz, and Councilman Bill Rosendahl proposed the ordinance. Councilman Koretz said, "We need to ban declawing, which is one of the most cruel practices.The obvious truth is that declawing does nothing good for cats. It is not clipping nails. It is actually amputation, sometimes leaving cats crippled and in pain for the rest of the lives."

Santa Monica, San Francisco, and Beverly Hills have also passed ordinances which will prevent feline declawing. Malibu is considering a resolution.

Representing over 6,100 veterinary professionals across the state, the California Veterinary Medical Association opposed these ordinances.

Declaw surgery is described by the US Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as a permanent surgical precedure where the last bone, phalanx and claw of each toe on a cat's paw is amputated.

This is great news for cat lovers that abhor this cruel and inhumane surgery. It is about time!!

The city of Berkeley approved a declaw ban on Thursday, November 5, 2009. They need to hear from folks who support them in a final vote to ban declawing which will be held on Tuesday, November 10.To contact the Board of Supervisors, here is the list of their email adresses. E-MAIL ADDRESSES FOR THE BERKELEY CITY,,,,,,,,

I do hope that the rest of the country will follow suit and join the over 37 countries around the world which have already banned declawing.

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment and share your opinion!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Friday: Become a Farmer

While Fridays are devoted to pet of the week on Frequently Feline, I just had to share something that tickled my funny bone this morning. Marty, my husband, stopped me in my tracks while I was about to start my morning litter box patrol. He laughingly said to me, "You have been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES this morning." Of course I was taken aback and wondered what that was all about. Had I been finally "discovered"?

Apparently my addiction to a Zygna game on Face Book is one that is being shared by over 67 million people. I listened in fascination as my husband read to me the article he had just downloaded onto his Kindle, laughing so hard, identifying with each of the statements made. Aren't electronic gadgets amazing?

While I do not go so far as some folks, who carry their laptops around with them so as not to miss harvest or planting time, I could totally feel a rush of compassion for these highly motivated cyber farmers. I particularly loved a comment made by a pregnant woman who was longing for ice cream; her husand letting her know in no uncertain terms that she would have to wait until he finished harvesting his raspberries.

So what does this have to do with cats? FarmVille has not yet added felines to the rather extensive choice of farm animals which may be purchased for farm coins or cash,or given as gifts to friends and neighbors, but the other popular Zygna game, Farm Town has developers who totally "grok" the necessity of cats on farms. Domestic animal lovers can also place dogs on their farms to keep those pesky foxes at bay.

I highly recommend these games to Face Book users! Tending to one's crops and farm animals can put players into almost a meditative state. It is relaxing, fun and for sure gives players the opportunity to plant beautifully creative farms, milk cows and goats, harvest duck feathers,horsehair and angora wool.

You can meet lots of friendly folks who are eager to help their neighbors care for their farms.

There are pink and brown cows which yeild flavored milk and a few suprise animals that pop up now and then that need to be adopted.

Watch the Zygna video to learn more about this very engaging game.

Hope you enjoyed this little production!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Silent Sunday On Frequently Feline

This kitten pops up in all the most unexpected places. The title of the video uploaded to YouTube by nalts is entitled, "I Are Cute Kitten". Enjoy this very adorable little kitty.

Although I consider some of these "spots" in which this kitten shows up to be somewhat dangerous, her PAWRENTS were supervising her carefully.

What are your thoughts about this video? Leave a comment and share.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Tucker

The other day a friend from Maine emailed me with an attached photo of Tucker, his daughter Heather's 16 month- old Maine Coon mixed breed. In this photo, Tucker is being held by Heather's fiance, Dave who may be doing some weight lifting exercises.,

Heather rescued Shadow, (Tucker's mother) from the street in New Haven, as a scraggly and very underweight cat. After much needed veterinary care, and some tender love in her new home, Heather noticed that Shadow was putting on weight in her belly area.

Sure enough Shadow was pregant and soon gave birth to three adorable kittens. Two were shorthairs, and the longhaired kitten, a special baby kit, was named Tucker. His two sisters were adopted by a friend, but Tucker had woven his magic spell into her heart and home.
Tucker has many Maine Coon traits and loves to play in water. He and his mother communicate with the famous Maine Coon " coos". And while Tucker is by no means a small cat, since Maine Coons can take up to 5 years to fully mature, Heather thinks that Tucker may get "even more enormous".

Shadow must have been putting out those "rescue me" vibes and Heather heeded the calls. NowTucker and Shadow are absolutely adored in the way that all cats deserve.

Tucker is our Pet of the Week so please leave a round of aPAWs, conCATulating Tucker and his caring human "mom" as well by leaving a comment for them.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

curious cats

Aaron Rift of TheCatDiaries has done it again! He has cat-urded the essence of the joy of catnip. Enjoy!

I love his videos, don't you? Leave a comment and share.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline

This photo was so adorable that I had to bestow Pet of the Week on an Anonymous dog. I just fell in love with this charming little boy and his faithful pooch.

Hope you enjoyed the photo as much as I did posting it to share!

Did it move you? Leave a comment and tell us.