Friday, July 31, 2009

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Etty

The internet has given me the opportunity to meet some preffy nifty cat people in England. One of my long distance "pen" pals sent me a photograph of a kitty that has stolen her heart, as well as one of her dear friend, Fran who already had 15 rescue cats sharing her home..

So this is a short story about Etty, a very lucky cat who managed to find some angelic folks who started taking care of her. Etty was a kitty that came to be fed for awhile. She would hang outside the door when she noticed that my friend was feeding other needy cats and dogs in the area. Slowly she began to trust the nice humans that were taking such good care of her. She slowly began to trust and settle down and even delightedly started to purr.

To make this rather long story a bit shorter , what is most important is that this beautiful kitty was obviously not receiving the care she desperately needed. It didn't take much for Fran to decide to take her into her already overflowing house to give her the permanent forever loving home she deserves.

So I thought she deserved to be our Pet of the Week, and my heart goes out to my friends, and Fran for their kindness and love. Let's give Fran and Etty a few comments of conCATulations for this honor.

But I must say that it is my honor to have "met" these ladies from across the ocean who share the love of felines, which makes them very special to me.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Relaxing Video

Aaron Rift of "The Cat Diaries" has such a talent for catching his cats in such typical feline behavior. This very peaceful video might lull my readers into a deep sleep, but a rather startling ending will rouse any viewers from a pleasant doze, trust me.

So without further ado, I invite you to spend a moment with a very cute feline-oriented interlude.

Were you startled? Leave a comment and let me know.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Dottie

My friend Amy is an animal lover, extraordinaire. Not only does she dote on her furry "kids" but she has been blessed with a pet loving heart as big as all outdoors.

A few weeks ago, Amy sent me a photograph of Dottie, a beautiful black and white kitty perched high on Amy's cat tower. I bet she is "top" cat in her household. I loved the pose and the expression of contentment on Dottie's face that was quite apparent to me.

Today's "Pet of the Week" honor is bestowed on Dottie.

Let's give a rounding paw's up to both by leaving a conCatulatory comment.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline

Some cats are more graceful than others, and some are quite adept at opening drawers and actually getting inside them. This cat doesn't seem to have all of the moves down "pat" just yet, don't you think?

Purrhaps you might leave a short little "mew" with suggestions for her to improve her act in a comment.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Mini Filly

It seems that it has been ages since I featured an equine on Frequently Feline. A friend sent me these photos of a new miniature filly born ten days ago, in Victoria, Australia. She stands 15 inches high.

Bliss, her mother is quite excited with the arrival of her baby, which needs a name, by the way. The community into which she was born is quite delighted with the new addition, and many are getting involved in a competition to name the filly.

The miniature filly is the smallest born at the farm Riverdance. The breeders were even suprised at her birth, a month early. She is perfectly healthy and sound and delights in her hanging out with her companion.
Sam, Bliss and baby out for a stroll
Since she is so adorable and unique, she is our Pet of the Week. Let's pick some names for her, and maybe we can send them to her breeder for consideration.
What name would you suggest? Leave a comment and share.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: Cheap Cat Toy

Aaron Rift of TheCatDiaries seems to get his paws on some very inexpensive cat toys to entertain his feline friends. This one, which has captivated one of his kitties cost all of $2.00at Wal-Mart.

So you don't have to get "fancy" to impress your kitty. Watch his adorable video of this contented cat on a financial budget plan

Do your cats enjoy bargain brands in conparison the the pricier varity?

Leave a comment and let us know.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Mushu

Today is a very "special" Pet of Week on Frequently Feline. It is no secret that I am a strong advocate for banning declaw surgery in cats, A new support and advocacy group has started on Yahoo groups to work toward that goal. Through this group I have "met" some amazing folks. One of them is Susan.

Susan adopted a purebred Abysinnian from a local, high-kill shelter. Since he was declawed he has caused more urine/property damage than any of her other pets combined. Susan had his paws x-rayed due to the continuing sensitivity in his paws. Her vet suspects that he has developed arthritis in his paws, which is a common "side-effect" of declaw surgery. Her vet also thinks that he has never recovered from the initial shock/pain of his declawing surgery.

He was discovered on Petfinder. An excerpt from the description that Petfinder provided to find a home for this kitty, "Here's a beautiful Abyssinian, Mushu Dragon, that we rescued from a high kill humane shelter. He suffers from chronic urinary tract infections and paw pain, and unfortunately the result of these issues is that he doesn't use the litterbox. He is on several homeopathic remedies & medications, plus a special diet to keep his urinary tract as clear as possible. His diet and remedies cost about $100 a month to maintain. Because of the discomfort from his declawed paws, Mushu will not use them to dig litter in the litterbox. He is a nervous cat and routinely tears the fur from his backside with his teeth so he is mostly bald on his back & sides. Despite his daily discomfort, Mushu still loves a warm lap to cuddle in and his most favorite past time is rolling around in cat nip!"

Mushu has been chosen as our Pet of the Week. He is an ambassador for the cause in helping to spread factual information about the common negative and painful side-effects of declaw surgery. Please save paws and do not declaw.

A hearty welcome and round of conCATulations to this beautiful boy, and thanks to Susan who also cares for over 30 cats a day, combining her purrsonal cats with a feral colony that she protects. Please leave both of them a comment of support.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline: A Commercial?

Ok! Aaron Rift of The Cat Diaries has done it again. I really do hope that he and his kitties won the Heinze Commercial contest. I thought this was quite creative, and Aaron and his kitties seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Would you suffiently inspired to use Heinze Ketchup?

Leave a comment and let us know!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Jason and Tyler

The "cat is out of the bag", so to speak, since I have already disclosed that classic silver American Shorthair cats are one of my favorites breeds. Their stunning markings with that contrasting bullseye pattern just gets my heart beating just a little faster.

So it was, of course, wonderful to meet my online pal, Carol, who shares her home with two beauties. Jason and Tyler are really just gorgeous.

It is an honor for me to select them as our Pets of the Week. Let's give them all a cat lover's round of apaws, and conCATulations.