Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I did convince her to use a digital camera and we would print out the photos she wants. I dont have a lot of experience with this but it seems fairly easy. Hopefully the photos wont fade. I only have a basic Lexmark inkjet printer.
Anyway, now I will have to buy a SLR digital for me so that I could give her my older (4 years) old digital camera. I am having a hard time finding the memory card for it and have to mail order it anyway. Why is everything outdated in 3-4 years?
Now I have to win the lottery just to give a kid a camera! I should have been able to pick up a $15 camera at the store but I guess those were the good old days. Seems like it was just 3-5 years ago and not so long ago.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
There is always much concern when one brings home a new kitten to a household with an existing cat. You hope the introductions go well but worry that your current pet will be upset and feel like their home is being invaded.
It is normal and your sweet cat may hiss and be upset for several weeks. Make the introductions positive and short and sweet and it will work out.
One of the best stories regarding this is from a resident blogger named Lynn.
She traveled 10+ hours via car to bring Megailee Bentley Edmund Spencer to his new home. He is a blue mitted lynx ragdoll kitten and his brother at home in PA is a seal bicolor named Boo. The introductions when smoothly and everything was done right. Bentley had a towel sent from his new home with Boo's scent on it days before his big trip. A towel with Bentley's scent was sent via mail days prior so that Boo could get used to that as well. The personalities of each feline was compatible. Boo is a gentle boy and Bentley is a fun loving sweet kitten who loves companionship. After a short period in his safety room the two met and became the best of buddies and are now inseparable. It is best when you bring a new kitten home to keep him/her in a safety room until everyone gets used to scents and s/he is quarantined for safety reasons. Always let the kitten set the pace and be safe.
Bentley and Boo sleep together, eat together, and play together. They have a very special relationship. Sometimes mom and dad may feel left out but they shouldn't worry. Sometime soon Bentley will snuggle with them as well as his big brother. Bentley is one lucky kitten to be with his wonderful family.
For more on Bentley and to see some really wonderful photos of Ragdoll Kittens see Lynn's Blog on the topic. Welcome Home Bentley.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
- Dryer - make sure kitten is not in it when you start it
- Electrical Cords and Outlets - cover/ hide or block them
- Hiding Places - chest of drawers - check before you close drawers or closets
- Strings and small Toys - off the floor and away as choking hazard
- Medications - keep out of reach
- Plants - some are poison to your pet
- Windows - are the screens secure?
- Toilet Lid - keep down to prevent drowning
- Watch where you Step - some kittens like to follow you and be underfoot
- Toys- Interactive toys are meant to be played together and anything with a string or rope can be a hazard.
Now that you are safe you can all look forward to many happy years together.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
He was only 3 weeks old and a sweet blue mitted boy. He was born normal and by the second week of life he was not growing as big or fast as his littermates.
He was supplemented and got extra attention by us and his mom. By week 3 he had trouble walking and his head was quite large.
There was obviously a problem so we took him to the vet with some stuffed dolls for company in the carrier. We comforted him on our laps the whole trip there.
The vet could do nothing and confirmed what I suspected. It was water on the brain. We said goodbye to Tim and tears streamed down my daughter and my face. This is the hardest part of breeding. They said it was rare and nonrecurring but none the less it was dramatic for us.
We took Tim home and buried him in the backyard under a shady tree.
We will always love him and will miss him.
Here is the article:
I love my cat Fluffy because she is nice, soft, and huggable. When she looks at me so cutely, it makes me almost pass out! Fluffy has golden eyes and is calm and sweet. Her fur has really nice colors. Fluffy's ears are big and pointed, and she has little paws she lets me squeeze.
I love my cat Fluffy because she is a good sport about letting me have toys walk on her. She opens her mouth with a funny look and makes me laugh. When Fluffy is hungry, her meow is so loud it hurts my ears. She makes a question mark with her tail when she runs to her food bowl. Fluffy likes to climb in my old crib to talk to me and kiss me.
I love my cat. She is my best friend, and I'm glad mommy brought her home and saved her from the shelter.
Now she has toys and me to love her, and she loves me too. I really think she is the star, and she is the tops in my life.