Newt, my sweet black cat with sparkling green eyes, turns 11 this year.How the time flies...According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), cats reach middle-age at 7, become seniors at 11, and geriatric from 15 on. As Newt prepares to transition … [Read more...]
A Haven of Hope for Desperate Cats
Who determines the value of a life in a desperate situation?When it comes to cats and dogs, sadly, so many find themselves at the mercy of the over-crowded, under-funded, exhausted shelter system. Shelters do their very best; I believe this to be absolutely true. … [Read more...]
What is a Cat Friendly Practice? Should my cat go to one?
Does your cat love going to the vet?Does she relish the opportunity to jump into her carrier, ride in the car, and undergo an exam--plus shots?If you answered yes... well, then, you don't need this post, and I need to know your secrets!The truth is, most cats don't … [Read more...]
Everything You Need to Know about Feline Idiopathic Cystitis
A few weeks ago, I started our morning litter box routine. Newt and Ripley share three boxes: one upstairs, one in the laundry room, and one in my bathroom. Twice a day, I start with the box upstairs, scoop all three, then move on with our day!That morning, I scooped the … [Read more...]
OK, Newtie. I know what you're thinking.You're thinking, Of course. Of course you're late writing my letter. I'm amazed you're even writing one at all. How many years have you missed, hmmmm? I could argue that I'm writing this Gotcha Day letter a little early! Looking … [Read more...]