And now for your viewing pleasure, meet Duncan...a very talented Furrydance Cattery Alumni!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
All parts of the lily plant (leaves, petals, bulbs, even the pollen!)are considered toxic to cats and consuming even small amounts can be life threatening. Within a few hours of ingestion of the lily plant, a cat may vomit, become lethargic or develop a lack of appetite. These signs continue and worsen as kidney damage progresses. Without prompt and proper treatment by a veterinarian, the cat may develop kidney failure in 36 to 72 hours.
I continue to be surprised at the number of people who do not know that the Easter Lily is one of the most toxic plants to cats, and how the plants are not labeled with warnings! This time of year, every grocery store has huge displays of Easter candy, baskets, egg decorating kits and yes, Easter Lilies...all ready to be put in the homes of unsuspecting cat owners!
There are many nice alternatives to having lilies in the house (most lilies are toxic to cats, but not seen inside homes as often). Orchids, Easter cactus and violets are options, as are lovely artificial silk lilies.
Here is a link to more info:
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Teri's been thinking about what she will do with the extra 3 hours a week that she will have once she gets our bird watching station (aka the basement) back in order, and while she wants to start exercising and lose 20#, spend more time with friends, and enjoying lounging around with us more...today she is thinking how great it would be just to have more time to blog!
This week we got a bunch of pix from our 'Extended Family' and we have to share them with you, of course!
And another announcement...lil Cheddar and Colby will be going to the same family, kinda! After one family, who already have 2 Furrydance cats, decided they were being greedy and denying someone else from the joy at having one of our 'kids', Teri knew she already had some families waiting in case one of the kittens came available again.
So guess what happened?! Cary's parents, Mary and James, who have one Cornish Rex already, said they sure would love to have one of the boy kittens! Their kitty, Zak, is only 9 years old but he is in Stage 4 kidney disease and they know every extra day they have with him is a gift. Mary is a nurse and they take very good care of Zak, so Teri knew they would be a wonderful home for one of the kittens.
Mary had come along to meet the kittens a few times, along with Cary's sister and auntie, too and so you can see it's a 'family love affair' with Cornish Rex! Also, another cool thing will be that they will get to babysit for each other and the brudders can get many play dates together, too! Teri says this just feels so 'right' and a very happy way for the last two Furrydance kittens to kind of stay together as a family!
Cheddar and Colby went to the Vets aka Teri's day hunting place yesterday for their first vaccination and exam and they passed with flying colors--no mumbling hearts, no wobbly knees, everything A-OK! And their poo test for parasites and giardia antigen was clear, too. The vet said they are very healthy, muscular and wavy already--something Coco's kittens sometimes wait to do until they are 16 weeks old!
They have had free run of Teri's bedroom all week and have stayed out of trouble, so last night they got to sleep with us for the first time! Teri wondered if she would get any sleep but it was a restful, uneventful night for all! And she even slept in til 10:30am in case she has a sleep interruptus tonight, hahameow!
And Teri thinks she'll have the basement ready for viewing soon, maybe even by the end of the weekend! She had an extra day off cuz the V.E.T. was at a seminar, but she just frittered (that sounds like something fun, like fevver) it away and today she did some emailing and buying us stinky goodness online (we eat mostly Nulo and Life's Abundance and the guy in the brown shorts delivers it to where Teri works).
And oh, yeah...Disco has a new 'garment', in stretchy ribbed knit which is good cuz he's up to 15# again as he's been sneaking kitten food! But it's kinda slimming, don't ya think? Sphynx Cat Wear is having a BOGO sale, so all you hep Sphynx cats (and Cornish Rex too, but they are 'cut' just for the Sphynx cat physique, even ummm, fat ones...)
Check it out at Sphynxcatwear.com
Well, that's all the mews we can remember...this getting to post on our blog like once a week has got to stop...we won't furget this when Performance Review time rolls around again!