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April 18, 2017

New Food

Chewy sent us another new food to try. It was Grain-free Turkey and Chicken recipe from nulo freestyle. Bob read a review on it that gave it 5 out of 5 stars, so he figured that we would all love it. It did not quite work out that way though. We all turned our noses up at it and told him to let the person that reviewed it eat it. Instead he gave a couple of cans of it to our Aunt Joan so our cousin cats could try it. Then Aunt Joan told Bob that our cousin Sophie liked it, so he gave her the rest of the case. So even though we did not care for it, it still gets a big 2 paws up from Sophie.

April 10, 2017

Frisco Litter Revisited

Bob really liked this litter because he could pour it into the old Tidy Cat bucket and it did not raise a lot of dust. But as we have been using it and he has been cleaning our litters, he has discovered that something happens to it as it is used that makes it get dusty while he is cleaning it. He had planned to switch all of our litters to Frisco as soon as we ran out of the bulk of Tidy Cat 3 in 1 that Monika bought when they were on sale, but now he is staying with the Tidy Cat.

April 09, 2017

Meet Liza

Hi, I'm Liza.

I have been a foster with Bob and Monika 3 whole weeks now. I like them much better than my original pets who had my front claws removed and then put me out with the strays to fend for myself. Most of the kitties here are nice with the exception of Obsidian. He is always trying to get me and I can't defend myself like most cats would. Luckily Bob and Monika are both experts with the water bottle. Also if Sid gets too persistent they close us in separate rooms, so he cant bother me. Monika found out the hard way that I do not like to be scruffed. I may not have my front claws, but my hind claws work quite nicely. Bob just scoops me up and hold my back feet when he cuddles me. I don't always like it at first, but as soon as he starts petting me I usually calm right down. Also if we are in the bedroom he just picks me up and puts me on the bed, then lays next to me and gives me cuddles, pets and kisses. I really like that.

Oh and about the picture. I'll try to remind Bob to put the flash on next time so it does not come out so blurry.

March 22, 2017

Thirsty Munchkin


Munchkin here,

Bob finally managed to catch me drinking more than one pawful of water. Usually when ever he points the camera at me, I stop drinking and just look at him.

March 02, 2017

Munchkin's New Med Revisited

Munchkin here,

I promised that I would update you on the Cosequin so here it is.

I tend to switch and eat from Obidian's bowl also, but I still eat a good amount form my bowl also. While it does alter the taste of my stinky goodness a little, it is not bad enough to where I refuse to eat it. I just finish what Obsidian leaves first because it tastes better and besides if I don't than Jackie might beat me to it.

Before Bob started giving it to me in my food I had a noticeable limp, and I didn't jump up onto things very much. Now the limp is mostly gone and I have started jumping into Bob's lap or onto his desk instead of asking him to pick me up, so that is a real good thing.


February 23, 2017

Reposted From

6 Reasons not to punish your cat

By  The To 13:01

It can be very frustrating for a pet parent when
their cat behaves badly. Instinctively, you move
to punish them, but there are very good rea-
sons why this is neither the most efficient nor
the most effective way of fixing the problem.
Cats, unlike humans, don't learn easily from their mistakes,
which is why punishing them can lead to other behavioural

Here are six reasons for why you should reward your cat
for their good behaviour rather than punish them for their
bad moments.

#1 Cats aren't actually mean

Although your cat can seem to be spiteful when they pee on
your bed or scratch the new sofa, they aren't actually thinking
about their actions in that way at all. In reality, your cat
is just trying to communicate and tell you that something in
the environment is not right for them.

Is their litter clean? Has something changed in your home?
Have you welcomed a new pet? 

Learn to understand your cat - they aren't being mean on pur-
pose, so they won't behave badly once you find the root of the
problem and fix it!

#2 Your cat's bad behaviour reflects your own

As a cat parent, it is your responsibility to give them a stim-
ulating environment, love, and be sure of their health.

Bed behaviour begins when something is not right. You
need to take this as a clue that you need to fix something.
Something may have changed in your own behaviour or in
 your environment. 

Placing the blame entirely on your cat will only augment
the problem.

Try to understand what had changed in order to understand
why your cat is acting in this way.

#3 Your cat is scared of you

When a cat is acting in a way that is out of the norm for them
 (particularly when they are being destructive), the urgency
of the situation can push you to act brusquely and this scares cats.

It is easy to build a habit of shouting, stamping your food, or
spraying water each time your cat behaves badly in order to dis-
suade them. This is a way to treat the symptoms, true, but you
are not dealing with the cause of the problem.

Your cat will end up being scared of you, becoming anxious
in your presence, which will compromise your relationship with

When your cat does something wrong, restrain yourself and try
to act in a positive manner.

 To learn more about anxious or frightened cats, read this article.

#4 Your cat doesn't know why you are punishing

Cats learn when they directly associate a behaviour with a result.
If you wait in order to punish your cat, they will not understand
why you are acting in the way you are.

This scenario is very common, often when a cat relieves them-
selves outside of their litter box. The pet parent finds the cat's
excretions hours after the fact, punishing the cat by making
them smell their excretions. In this case, the cat will not be
able to make the link between the fact and the punishment.

#5 Your cat's behaviour can get worse...

...but you can use pheromone diffusers such as FELIWAY®
which will help your cat to feel secure in your home and relax
 - this may help stop unwanted behaviours in your home. It
is also a good idea to discuss your cat's behaviour with your
 vet as there may be a medical reason.

#6 Your cat deserves better!

Isn't your cat the best? We're certain that if you have read the
article up to here, you won't hesitate for a second before say-
ing a loud YES!

Well, your cat also thinks that you're the best pet parent,
and you should confirm this to them with your behaviour.
You don't need to punish your cat, but be inventive - and to
turn bad behaviour into good!

You will need to be determined, but you will see that it is
by far the best solution.

Source : iheartcats

February 14, 2017

Messing With Monika

I messed with Monika's head real good yesterday! I went running by her monitor and "accidentally" stepped on her keyboard. When I got off her browser was on full screen and her speakers were muted. You should have seen her going crazy trying to fix the screen. Then Bob ruined my fun by coming up and pressing F11 for her. Then all she had to do was hit the mute button again and go back to playing.

February 13, 2017

New Med For Munchkin

Munchkin here,

Bob got Chewy to send him something to try specifically for me. I am a senior kitty now and I don't get around as well as I used to. So he got some Cosequin for my joints to help. It comes in capsules which he opens and pours into my wet food.  Then he mixes it in before he gives it to me. I have only been getting it for a couple of days now, but at least it doesn't make my food totally yucky. I'll try to remember to report back on it in a couple of weeks to let you know how I feel.

January 28, 2017

New Food Day 6

Munchkin here,

Bob gave me the last flavor of the Tiki Cat to try last night before he went to work. It was Sardine Cutlets and I loved it! I didn't leave my bowl until there were just specks left in the bottom of it.