feline neighbors

January 25, 2012

A few weeks ago, a friendly hyper bushy brindle-colored stout-and-striped indoor cat was found- with his jingling tagged collar and plastic-capped claws… which was a little sad to see as he would not be able to defend himself from other animals like Chicken and Coco who are much bigger than him. The tag had “Jack Attack” (assuming it’s named after the baby in Disney’s The Incredibles) with a phone number. The number on his tag was called, and it turned out to be an immediate neighbor of Chicken and Coco. They said Jack has his litter box in the garage and likes to sneak out when the garage is open, and they were surprised that he was out. Though, perhaps they didn’t mind it as they didn’t seem worried enough to pick Jack up themselves in a timely manner. In fact, Chicken and Coco’s folks ended up having to return Jack themselves.

The next following weeks, Jack would be seen playing outside late at night with his garage closed sometimes. Once, with his folks outside with him in the day time so that was comforting to see. One of the more interesting times was seeing that Jack had a friend, a striking sleek black cat with glowing lime-yellow eyes who was very gentle- but feared Chicken and Coco by hissing at them. No collar and a much smaller and slender frame than the rest. Jack on the other hand seemed very curious but would then refrain back to hiding under a car with his friend. Well on this windy night, these two were seen again playing on Jack’s front lawn… his garage closed. And a realization- could Jack’s friend be a missing loved one on one of the flyers on the pole near the bus stop in the neighborhood? hm…

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Speaking of feline neighbors, Chicken and Coco have a regular burglar coming into their home- a fat orange cat with a white mask and white mittens. And he visits to steal food very very often… sometimes more than three times a day. There are only blurry photos of this chubby sneakster as he very well keeps his distance. Chicken and Coco would just watch him from afar. Would it be a good idea to catch this thief and take him to the shelter? Chicken and Coco can’t afford to share their food!

*Update: Black cat seemed to have a belled collar like Jack Attack recently!

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Friskies

January 25, 2012

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Chicken begging for some quick late night junk food so off to Cat-Mcdonalds aka Friskies. There were only two flavors left at the store though. Perhaps the Friskies should only be used for emergency, but then it seems like every day is an emergency. However this habit will be broken by replacing it with some fresh chicken …very soon!

to trim or not to trim

January 23, 2012

A sleepy Coco just got one of his claws trimmed. The trimmed claw indeed split like an onion which was unusual to see for the first time. It was shiny on the outside so it was similar to a brittle oyster shell breaking. Some experts say that it’s meant to split from the outer layer so it’s OK. However, the following article makes some good points that it should be left to split naturally on it’s own especially for an outdoor cat with claws that are not very long: http://www.angelfire.com/fl/furryboots/clawclip.html. What if they want to be on your lap or play with you with their paws, but can’t because of their sharp claws; then would it be OK to trim them? Sadly, maybe not- as long as they continue to climb high outside. They do climb on roofs so they may need them for a better grip to not fall.

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Sharp claws hiding in these paws

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This was found along with a mess when the two furballs were left in a room unknowingly with catnip bags for a minute. They both had the most interesting play fight afterwards -wasn’t caught on camera though; boo. so all there’s left is a clip of Coco with stoned eyes. …and wanting more.

water and Coco

January 20, 2012

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Coco has gained a habit of drinking a lot of water. Such as after a nap today, he drinks for a straight six minutes. He then sits looking confused for three minutes and goes back to drinking more water. This habit doesnt change even when he is only eating wet food. How likely can this be because of kidney disease or diabetes? http://www.catchannel.com/vetlibrary/article_ask_drinkwater.aspx

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annoying paparazzi!

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