Toll Tuesday

Hi everyone! Joanie wouldn’t give me a tummy shot and Penny wouldn’t let me get a tortie shot so I decided to go with a video I took last week.

Joanie has figured out that twice a day I bring something yummy upstairs. Polar Bear and his 2 wives live up there. They do come down for visits and I have tried to mix them with the others, but they always go back to their room on their own. Polar Bear takes thyroid medicine and the only way to get it into him is to hide it in a piece of meat or cheese.

Joanie always knows where the snacks are and was quick to figure this out. She now charges me a toll to go upstairs. I have to give her a small piece of whatever I have for Polar Bear. I tried to take a video, but it is very dark. You can hear her little chirp though.

 

 

Tortie and Tummy Tuesday

Happy Tortie and Tummy Tuesday! Penny is here to show off the beautiful Thanksgiving card that her sweet boyfriend Toby sent to her.

005 There is a picture of Penny and Toby together on the card dressed as Pilgrims- very cute 🙂 Penny says thank you Toby!

And here are those tummy shots Joanie promised you:

001 002She was stretching for a sunbeam here.

 

Tummy and Tortie Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! We have a tortie and a tummy for you today, but first a medical update. I took Spooky and Millie to the vet yesterday. I held off as long as I could because neither travels well. Surprisingly, for the first time ever, Spooky didn’t poop in the carrier. Unfortunately, Millie did.

They both needed bloodwork for their hyperthyroid. And Spooky also needed his blood pressure taken to make sure he is on the correct dose of medicine. The tech told me it was 160 and the vet will call today after the thyroid tests come back.

Now for the tortie:009and the tummy:

010Well, a little tummy and a little toesies too.

Don’t forget to comment to enter the eyeball themed giveaway ( Phoebe will announce the winner on Thursday). 037

Loving Care for Cats

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is medical day and I have some resources to share with you full of tips to keep your kitty safe.

First is an online Home Safety Guide: http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/pet-safety-guide . This is a comprehensive guide to the many dangers in our homes from poisonous plants to foods bad for them. It includes charts and links to other sites with more information. There are also suggestions for problems like sneaking in cabinets or small places.

The other resource is a book that I won from our friends at Fur Everywhere. Cat Skills: Loving Care for Cats by Leslie Goodwin is also a comprehensive guide for pet parents. I like that it isn’t too wordy, she gets right to the point and gives the information you are looking for. It is only 135 pages, but covers so many topics from nutrition, litter box issues, aging issues and so much more. There is also a CATalog at the end with useful websites.

You can purchase the paperback new at Amazon for under $10, and under $5 for the Kindle edition. Here is the link: Cat Skills .

Don’t forget to comment to be entered in the Black Cat Themed Giveaway:

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And Joanie wants you all to see her tummy: 004

Tummy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is tummy Tuesday and Joanie has all her t’s covered this week. Lucy still has tummy issues too, but not the good kind. I am glad she is eating again, but she still has troubles when she uses the litter box floor. We will be seeing her vet today, I don’t mind any of the vets where we go, but I do prefer this one as she has been there for years.

Tuesday is medical day too so I wanted to share a warning I saw recently on another blog called floppycats.com : http://www.floppycats.com/ragdoll-cat-poisoning-from-bath-and-body-works-plug-in-air-freshener.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+floppycats%2FmheS+%28Floppycats+Blog%29

A cat was poisoned from the fragrance oil leaking out of a Bath and Body Works plug-in. I had one of those in the bathroom , but only plugged it in when company was coming ( not often).  When I read this, I tossed it in the trash immediately.

And here is Joanie showing her tummy, toesies and tongue too:

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Tummy Tuesday

Happy Tummy Tuesday everyone!I was hoping to do another plant quiz, but didn’t have time to take photos. Hubby and I decided to “forage” and had fried Queen’s Anne Lace blossoms, they were tasty with a hint of lemon. I am going to get a book from the library on foraging because I know many things looks similar, but some are edible and others are poisonous.

We went to Nellie’s 5th Blogoversary party and to thank us, sweet Nellie sent this beautiful badge that we will proudly display on the sidebar.

5thBlogoversaryThank you Nellie and family!

I told you on Sunday that our fill-in was used this week on Lou Belcher’s Blog and here is the cartoon:Crazy Cat Lady 2

And if you haven’t read Millie’s story on The Daily Mews, here is the link: http://www.thedailymews.com/articles/15-cats-and-meowing/1471-life-with-15-cats-part-7-millie The funny part of his story is that I have fought my hubby to get every cat in this house- except Millie-hubby rescued him 🙂 There are a lot of great articles on the site.

And now for that tummy: 004Joanie wanted to be cool with shades, but they were a little big so I had to hold them up for her.