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Happy 9th Birthday to Mia, Peanut, Rolz, and Zeuss Catt!

Happy 9th Birthday to my sweet Rolz, Mia, and Peanut!

Happy Birthday to my darling babies! I can’t believe nine years ago, around 4:30 in the morning, your mama Zoey came to get me out of bed to let me know she was getting ready to give birth. Two of you were actually born on my lap (that’s how much your mama loved and trusted me) and two of you were born in the birthing room we set up in our bedroom closet for you.

Proud parents, Zee and Zoey, reflecting on their lovely babies turning 9 today!

We gave your brother, Zeuss Catt, to a family friend when he was just a kitten and he’s been happily living with him in Boston ever since. You guys stayed here (with your mama Zoey and papa Zee) and have filled our household with purrs, love, and companionship, as well as a few hisses and growls along the way. Time is flying by too quickly – I wish you could stay young forever, but I also love the big cats you’ve grown into.

Happy Birthday and here’s to many, many more!

Three Super Bowls for Your Cat

As if Angry Bird isn’t angry enough…now he has to deal with these less than super feeding bowls…

Hey everyone! We’re giving our human a break today and sharing some of our own thoughts. We heard today is the Super Bowl and all we can say is hooray! We’ve got some super bowls at our house and it’s about time we got a whole day to meow about them! Bowls mean food to us and eating is one of our all-time favorite things to do. The problem – while our human did mean well – you know, feeding us healthy food on a regular basis and all, years ago she was doing it using stainless steel bowls that were anything but super. She wasn’t a cat expert back then and didn’t realize they weren’t the best option for our health. Read more

How I Overcame My Fear of the Veterinarian for National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

I adore my cats and would go to the ends of the earth and back for them. That said, I have a confession. Despite knowing how important it is to bring a cat to the veterinarian for routine check-ups, there was a time I stopped bringing mine altogether. It’s not that I didn’t want to bring them; it’s that I literally wasn’t capable due to extreme mental anxieties that were crippling me with fear. With today being National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, I felt the need to share my personal story and how I overcame my anxieties so I could once again bring my cats to the vet on a regular basis. Read more

Peekaboo – I See Mew and Other Hide and Seek Cat Behaviors

Cat under the curtain? What cat?

Peekaboo – that simple form of play with an infant where someone hides their face, then pops back into view, causing the infant amusement – is a fundamental, universal concept in an infant’s inability to understand object permanence. Swiss clinical psychologist, Jean Piaget, known for his pioneering work in child development conducted experiments with infants, concluding object performance was typically achieved at eight to nine months of age. I bring this up because cats also have a peekaboo mindset and Jazmine reminded me of this the other day when she was hiding behind a sheer curtain, convinced I couldn’t see her. Read more

Cat Weather Prediction for South Florida – Hot and Sunny with a High Probability of Window Napping

Yeah…it’s hot out! Remember to keep yourself and your pets hydrated!

Rainy season in South Florida typically begins sometime in the month of May. True to form, I think it rained nearly every single day since then, up until June 21st, the official first day of summer. Mother Nature, taking it as a literal cue, flipped a switch and it was officially hot. Unlike other regions in the country, we don’t gradually ramp up to summer, you just wake up one morning and it’s 90 degree hot. Read more