Stud Tail

Hi everyone! Poor Penny is going to be mad that I bumped her post for today. I want to tell you about Polar Bear’s recent issue. The poor guy already has feline herpes and a hyperactive thyroid.

When I adopted him 10 and a half years ago, he was not neutered. I was cat sitting in a not great neighborhood and I spotted him . I fed him and he kept waiting for me every day.  Being that he was fully grown and not fixed, I figured he was a stray so I took him- he did not object. I immediately brought him for FELV/FIV testing and to get neutered. His tail had what looked like black oil on it. I was told that happens to boys that are not fixed and it would clear up. It did after a while- and his male odor went away after a few smelly weeks.

Well now, all these years later, the oil is back.

It almost looks like flea dirt and there is one spot with what looks like a zit. The vet was confused and was going to research it, but I haven’t heard back ( in 2 weeks). I ended up doing my own research and found out it is called stud tail and it can happen to any cat even though it is more prevalent in unneutered males. Just as excess oil clogs pores in humans, it does the same in cats. Fortunately, he had an antibiotic shot for his herpes symptoms so that also helped this issue and it is clearing up. I also bought some wipes to keep it clean.

Here is a link to a more in-depth article click here

Has anyone ever had a cat with this issue?

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Penny will return with her tips next week.

The Catburry Bunny Auditions- Part 3

Hi everyone! Today is the last of our Catburry Bunny Auditions for this year. I saved the most difficult for last. I couldn’t even get the ears on Polar Bear and Noel.


Polar Bear



Nellie was very cooperative

I used my mom’s cell phone to take a selfie with this cool Easter Bunny at Michael’s. I wonder if anyone is going to buy it for  $275?  I am 5’10” so this is a big bunny.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.


Sunday Selfies- Letters to Santa Part Three

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Joanie wrote: Dear Santa, I would like a container of Temptations. Don’t be cheap, I want the 30 oz. size. Love + kisses, Joanie

Gremmie wrote: Dear Santa,  I need a gift for my mommy, Joanie, her takes good care of me. XO Gremmie PS: I would like a midnight snack too.

Trouble wrote: Dear Santa, I can explain. I didn’t know I was supposed to be good for you to bring me resents. I will be good from now until Christmas. Love, Trouble

Polar Bear wrote: Dear Santa, I was wondering what you do with your surplus reindeer. I love venison, just saying. XO Polar Bear

Noel wrote: Dear Santa, Do I get twice as many treats because I have a Christmas name? I should! Love, Noel

That was it for  our letters. We hope Santa is good to you all. We will let you know on December 26th if Santa was good to us.

Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Emmy always leaves me a gift during the night. This is what was waiting for me Saturday morning. I had put it on the entertainment center on Friday,she doesn’t miss anything 🙂

Here are some selfies from kitties you don’t see on here often.


Polar Bear Tallulah


Caturday Saturday and Photo Fails

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and The Pet Parade.

We used Lunapic to make Joanie a scary vampire. She wants to scare the vet tech that stole her blood on Thursday. The good news is all her blood work was great! Polar Bear’s was too. They both had senior wellness panels.

I forgot yesterday was The Pet Photo Fails Blog Hop so here are mine. Actually, they are The Great One’s. I let her take photos, but she holds it right up to her face and hasn’t caught on about looking at the screen to see what she is getting. I can’t wait until next Saturday when I will gift her with her first camera for her third birthday. It is for ages 3-7, and it is pink too 🙂

Sunday Selfies -Tocktober Edition-Part 2

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.






Polar Bear

Before we go, I wanted to let you know that Athena’s mom is offering another one of her books for free this weekend. The Snowflake Pendant is a great book, I reviewed it back in 2015, click here. To get your free copy on Amazon Kindle, click here.




Mancat Monday

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays Blog Hop today. Polar Bear loves this toy rat from IKEA. He has one upstairs, but this is the first thing he goes for when he is visiting downstairs. He lives upstairs with his 2 wives, but they all visit down here when supervised. He is sweet, but likes to walk up to the other kitties and whap them with those big mitts of his.

All this heat and humidity is getting to me so I am only doing one hop today. I do want to tell you about a new cat blog, I am not being paid to tell you, but I like to help new bloggers, especially when I like their mission. They want to help spread the word that cats should not be thought of as bird killers when there are plenty of other things that kill birds. Also, the strong bond between humans and cats. It is called Cats, People and the Environment.

The Catburry Bunny Auditions-Part 2

Welcome to The Catburry Bunny Audtions-Part Two. We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.


Mrs. Potato Head



Polar Bear-wouldn’t wear the ears



If you missed part one, click here

Letters to Santa- Part 3

Hi everyone! Here are the last 4 of our Letters to Santa for this year.

Prancie wrote: ” I don’t need anything. Could you just put all the outside cats and ones in shelters in people’s homes. Love, Prancie”

Polar Bear wrote: “I keep asking for a new wife, but never get one. Can you handle a catnip mat? XO Polar Bear AKA The Polydactyl Polygamist”

Noel wrote: ” Did you know there is a Christmas song named after me? I should get extra presents. Love, Noel”

Jinx needed some help from his Dad, he wrote: ” Every year I ask for a sparkly ball. This year surprise me. Love, Jinx”

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

We also want to thank Marv and his mom for the cool Christmas Graphic they made for us.