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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

This and That, and Lots of Cat!


Tomorrow, my blog column that runs in the Living section is about all of us Pet People who hang out here, so make sure to check it out, either in your paper or on the Web site! Guess which Pet Person gets mentioned the most? I could have written pages on everyone, but have limited space, so I had to be picky!

Pictures above are from Skeeter who says: "Here are some pictures of my parents' cats. I have mentioned them at times and thought it was about time we put a face with the names.

"Punkin is the beautiful Tortie. Can you guess why her name is Punkin? The pumpkin nose of course. She is the oldest of the group and is a special needs baby with health issues. She does not require a lot of attention. She loves to steal socks from people! She can be very verbal when wanting to be left alone! MEOW.

"Pepper is the Maine coon... He was found in the parking lot of the Trane company. He is a loving playful boy. And his nickname is Knothead, (amongst other things I cannot print) as he does not listen to anything you say. He drinks the water when squirted with a water gun to keep him out of the flowers on the screen porch! He wants to be in the middle of all the action. He loves to give shoes shines when you come into the house. He rears that butt in the air and takes those front paws and rubs your shoes as if giving shoe shines. We all love our shoe shines from Pep. In the one picture of Pepper, his fur is short due to a hair cut so no Maine showing, but you can see the Maine in the shot of Pepper and Patches together.

"Patches is the newest addition to show up under their deck last fall. She was so small that they were not sure she was a kitten when they first saw her! She hid under the porch for several days before she would come out. She resembled a opossum when she was tiny, but now she has a beautiful coat. She and Pepper are good buddies and he has taught her all his tricks so she has taken over the house! She is pure stinker kitten and gets into everything! Nothing slows her down and she has an appetite out of this world! I doubt that any plants or flowers will be on the porch this year. It was darn near impossible to keep Pepper off them and I am sure it will be double trouble with Patches!"

I can identify with a lot of the things Skeeter mentioned. Growing up, we had a beagle/terrier mix named Misty who loved to take socks off feet. When my dad came home from work, he came in the basement and took off his shoes. Misty pulled his socks off, ran upstairs with them, shook them side to side, then rested with her head on them. The only socks she wouldn't go near was Mom's. Her feet must have smelled disgustingly awful!

My cat Yogi was a long-haired cat that shed his coat in the summer and looked like a totally different cat, just like Pepper.

The shoe-shine cat is one I've never heard! Do your pets do anything strange like that? Something unique?

posted by Sandy at 4/03/2007 08:10:00 AM

27 Comments:

Blogger scrapbook_mama said...

Our house is Strange Cat Behavior Central.

Our oldest, Phoenix, can't stand to have his feet on the floor any longer than it takes to eat or drink; he always has to be on a higher surface and is constantly being chased off of countertops and the dining room table.

Next is Rakki (pronounced "Rocky," short for "Rakkasan"). Each and every time he comes inside, he bursts through the pet door, yowling like a cat might if they were about to throw up or had brought in a critter, but no. He just has to loudly herald his own arrival (in case nobody heard him galloping into the house. He's a big kid!).

Next are our brother and sister pair. Ollie, the male, is our mighty leaf hunter. He loves a windy day so that he can chase the leaves that are being scattered about. Problem is, he can't leave them outside. He charges in through the pet door with a leaf and then trounces it to bits on the carpet. Sometimes he'll even bring a leaf in, drop it and head straight back out to capture another! This got especially infuriating recently, as I was VERY pregnant and had to keep bending over to pick up leaf bits from the floor. I nearly went face first into the china cabinet one day, just to pick up one of dratted Ollie's leaves!

Lastly, we have Violet, Ollie's sister. Since the baby was born three weeks ago, Violet has been wild about her. As soon as baby and I sit down on the couch for a feeding, Violet is right next to us, rubbing all over baby's feet and licking and nibbling them!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 9:40:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Well, nothing like shoe shines. But, two of my cats LOVE butt spanks. Yes, come on Dragon, I'm sure you will have a field day with this!!

I take the flat of my hand and literally spank the top of their butts right in front of their tails. Hard, not soft. I do it in a fast repetition. Ranger and Casper both go crazy for this. They purr, they make biscuits, they prance, they fall over themselves, they turn round and round and sometimes will nip at me and head butt my hand.

The third cat isn't interested in them at all. He will bite me and walk away. But for Ranger and Casper, it's like catnip for Skeeter's cats. They go koo koo for it.

Try butt spanks at your house and see how it goes over. You may be surprised. I've had friends who looked at me like I was crazy when I gave butt spanks, but they soon realized their cats love them too.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 9:45:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Welcome scrabook mama; it sounds like you have quite the crew! Your Rakki sounds like my Tarzan, the biggest meower and complainer there is, whereas Catfish is quiet as a mouse. Tarzan meows for me to open the door for him, even though he has the pet door he'll use. But when I'm around, he feels I should serve him and be his doorman and he'll let me know it!

I have to laugh at the image of you almost flying into the china cabinet!

Stacey, I had to think for a minute when you said "make biscuts." I am assuming you mean when they do that pawing back and fourth "marching." My Mom says they're kneading bread.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger scrapbook_mama said...

Thank you, Sandy. I've been reading faithfully since the inception of your blog and have really enjoyed it. Guess it's about time I piped up! :) Yeah, my china cabinet dive was pretty scary. Being pregnant really messes with your center of gravity!

Yes, Rakki IS a whiner. Ollie, who is 1/3 his size, will wrestle with him, and from across the house, I'll hear Rakki howling like he's being skinned alive. I've been heard to shout, "Rakki, quit crying like a little girl. You've got several pounds on Ollie; just sit on him!" The only time his incessant, whiny meowing has been of any benefit was in our previous house in the city, where the cats weren't allowed outside. Phoenix had snuck out in the night, and when I got up the next morning, I was literally tripping over Rakki, who was meowing nonstop. I later realized that he was trying to tell me that Phoenix was missing. He'd never acted quite that frantic before -- and hasn't since. (Contrary to popular belief, maybe he's not a complete airhead, bless his heart.)

I'm a former Leaf staffer. Have you heard anyone mention the former newsroom fish, Ink? I'll never forget that character. He passed away last spring, and Chris wrote his obituary and e-mailed it to all the newsroom folks. Ask Dena about Ink, or even George. They can vouch for him. I'd never seen a fish with such personality! :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Nope, I've never heard of Ink, but I will ask them all today, except for Dena, who is on vacation this week! Hope you chat with you again!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Stacey,

I had to think about the making biscuits too. We have always called that "paddling" My Grandma called it that and I guess it just stuck.

I do the butt smacking on my boxer Harley. She loves it too! I had never thought of trying it on my kitties. When I do it to Harley, she twist her body into the shape of the letter "C" and wags like crazy.

Skeeter your parents kitties are beauties and they sound like they have such unique personalities. I love the sock stealing you and Sandy mentioned. I have never heard of a cat stealing socks.

I love my kitties but they are all pretty standard I guess. No cool tricks or sock stealing at my house. My calico Callie ( found her by Trane on Wilma Rudolph Skeeter...is Trane a place where people drop unwanted strays?) does do something kind of neat but not unusual. If you hold your hand about waist high, she will jump up and stand on her hind legs to rub up against your hand.

Well, I am going back to the vet today with my Harley for another look at her heart. Hope we get a better idea today of what is going on. Have a great day all!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Welcome Scrapbook mama! Okay you mentioned that you have been reading along with us “wenches” and Dragon so I assume you know what you are getting yourself into here? Ha-ha…Wow, you do have a house full of kitties and a new baby to boot! Congrats on the baby! When you were talking about bending over while being pregnant to pick up Ollie's leaf, I thought you were going to say the baby about popped out on you! Okay forgive the way my silly brain operates at times… Again, welcome to the animal loving crazy’s….

Oh butt spanks! My Skeeter loved them and now me, ops I mean “my” two girls love them also! With Cheetah the harder the better but she is a big gal and can take more then small petite Sheba. Sheba prefers a lighter tap then a spank. I don’t know what it is about those butt spanks but they do kind of get a glare of cat nip ecstasy in their eyes! Okay, Dragon, your turn now….

Making biscuits is something I thought that only my crazy family calls that cat trait! Just as Sandy’s Boss thinks they are the only ones with this or that in their life, we have others which call this biscuit making as well! I have referred to it as kneading bread also. I have heard two theory’s on this behavior. One, they are mimicking being in the wild and patting down the grass to make a cozy bed… Two, they are content as a kitten and going through the motions of making mommys’ boob produce milk. I am sure Dragon will like number two! Anyway, the bottom line is that is one way of a cat showing they are happy. Cheetah did not make biscuits for two years and then all of a sudden she started this habit.

Oh, back on the boob, I have to tell y’all this funny story on me and Cheetah. One day I was styling the hair while naked (I can say naked here right?) and in front of the mirror. Cheetah was still very young and she jumped up on the vanity and was pacing back and forth in front of me. Then ouch, she tried to nurse with me! I about peed all over myself and her with laughter! It was the funniest thing I think a cat has ever done to me! I call her my titty baby! I cannot believe I just told y’all that but hey, I am sure you would share this special moment with me if it had happened to you….. Okay, I am ready for my punishment now…..

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Shannon, I do hope Harley is better soon. So sad when a baby is not feeling well and we worry ourselves so much over them and their well being...

How ironic you found your Callie by Trane where Pepper was also found! I have not been in that area in some time with me moving away from Clarksville, but I recall seeing some apartment type housing near there. I am guessing that is where the kittens are straying from. But there use to be farms in the area years ago and that could have been the stray cat reason also at one time... Wow, how that town has changed since I left home in 85'. Was only Trane, a gas station, Acme Boot Outlet and a Burger King out there back then. Now, a lot of land clearing and progress!

Yes, all of my parent’s cats have unique personalities. Mom tells me that there is one sock in particular that is so nasty that she wants to throw it away, but she does not have the heart to toss it because it is Punkin's favorite. She will dig way down under the other toys in the toy basket to find it and she drags it out often.... I wonder if it is like a child and their security blanket??? I find it strange how cats and dogs can be so different from each other. Sheba is Cheetahs mother but they are nothing a like except for their coloring. Just like no two people are alike….

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 1:11:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

It's okay, Skeeter. I noticed your slip of the tongue in reference to "your" butt spanks. I confess, I like 'em, too. :)

I always called it kneading dough, but a good friend of mine calls it making biscuits, so I guess I picked it up from her. I always assumed it was the nursing motion that it came from. It drives Sweetie crazy when Casper does it at night. He likes to make a bed on top of us, and then when he finally lays down, he starts making those biscuits and if his front legs are on Sweetie's half, poor Casper is liable to end up off the bed. Sweetie doesn't like to be scratched by any cat, except me.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 1:53:00 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Skeeter,
Hands down you win. I am laughing my butt off at your titty kitty story. Thanks for having the guts to share it with us. Needed a laugh and got one.

My Big Bubby carries his biscuit making a little farther. He is neutured but doesn't know it. He makes biscuits with this really thick blanket we have on the end of the bed, gets it all bunched up until its into a big hump(no pun intended) and then he proceeds to have intimate relations with the blanket while making this awful sound that resembles a sheep with bronchitis. We hear that noise and just leave him his privacy now.

Yes, welcome scrapbook mama, we are glad to have you! We might be raunchy wenches from time to time but its all good-natured and fun.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:29:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Welcome scrapbook mama! My congratulations on your new baby as well!As Skeeter said, since you've been reading this all along you must be one of us. We do have a lot of fun in here.

I've been taking care of all three of my babies today. They had to go get bloodwork done for check ups and all three had to be sedated first. They would not have tolerated the needles otherwise. They were all so upset just from the car ride to the vet, poor babies
Anyway my baby, Penelope is still the most drugged and is pityful. She is still staggering some and her tummy is upset. She and Brittany both threw up earlier. I just hope all three get a good report from thier tests. Ya'all say a prayer for them.
Shannon, saying a prayer for Harley to be a lot better too.

I have always heard kneading ( what I've always called it) meant they had been taken away from their mother too soon. Anyone else heard that one? My Sammy was the biggest kneader ever and kneaded a lot of things. Brittany is the kneader of the three now. And usually she purrs really loud as she kneads. She too kneads blankets or whatever into big bunches like yours does Shannon. Courtney kneads once in awhile but I've never seen Penelope do it. Penelope is my biggest talker as I've mentioned and Brittany brings us socks and wash cloths presents. She meows and talks as she's bringing them to let us know she is on her way with them.
All three of my girls love thier butts above thier tails scratched. They act like it feels so good! They will raise thier butts up as I scratch as if to say keep it up Mommy. Now for me, I'd rather have my butt massaged ( or we could say kneaded, hee, hee ).
Skeeter that story fo your Cheetah tring to nurse on you was too good! Kudos to you for being brave enough to share with us. Well we have shared a lot on here so far.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 4:10:00 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

We have always called it knitting. Surprising how many names one simple little thing can have. I had a boy kitty once, named Little Guy. My brother brought it home to me in a paper sack. He had been at a friend's house and the kids were tormenting the poor thing. Early on, he would snuufle around my neck which really tickled! Ther one day he latched onto my earlob and just started sucking away. I ended up with a calloused earlob after awhile. With all the other cats I have had, none have ever done that again.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 6:58:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Thought this might be a boring topic but then stacey started with the butt spanking and I was drawn in by her adventurous ways!! My felines like the butt scratch....well 2 of them like it, the other cat hates the world in general. We call it "elevator butt" because when we scratch the base of their tail, they raise it up in the air until it hits the top floor. Kind-of like a viagra-butt.

One of my felines also enjoys licking lotion off my leg with an occasional open-mouth latching-on to keep me awake and test my love for her.

My 14 year old kitty still loves to chase her tail and does wild circles on the hardwood floor.

And one drinks her water off her paw and she carefully spoons it in her mouth.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

We call it patty cake when Jazzy does the kneading thing. I hate it b/c he does it on only one blanket. It happens to be my favorite chenille blanket my mom got me for Christmas. He has snagged it a couple of times.

A funny story about body parts being of interest to animals. My moms dog Missy took an interest in my Hubby's “nether” region. He had just got out of the shower and was standing at the bed where Missy was laying. Missy was about 5 or 6 months old at the time, She looked up at him with interest and right as he said "don't even think about it", she reached up and bit down. I think it's the only time I have ever heard him scream like that. I guess she thought it was food b/c she tried to get it again a couple of days later. You’d think he would have learned the first time. It makes me laugh just thinking about it. She had such an innocent look on her face like, what did I do wrong. Thankfully he was not hurt too bad. Just his pride. We still give him crap about it.

Dragon should love that…

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger scrapbook_mama said...

Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome and the best wishes for our newest daughter. (Our oldest will be four in June.) Yes, I'm one of you, a pet lover through and through. More of a cat person than a dog person, I must admit, but an animal lover all the same. I can't remember a time growing up that my family didn't have at LEAST one cat and one dog, and I'd bet at least 98% of all the animals I've ever owned were strays or came from a shelter. Why buy an animal who was bred for sheer profit when there are so many more who just sit and wait patiently for a loving, safe adoptive home?

Must go. I believe the cats have brought in a mouse. Ah, the joy of living on a farm! (Not to mention the horrors of pet doors!) These brutes have brought in a bluebird, mice, voles, those HUGE crunchy brown beetles that fly stupidly at your porch lights, leaves...you name it. Nothing like heading for the bathroom first thing in the morning to find a mouse head or mouse liver in the bathroom floor. I guarantee breakfast is not such a priority any more! :P

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 12:19:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well Adrienne, your story about hubby's "nether" region getting bitten beats "cat got you TONGUE" hands down,haha.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 8:03:00 AM  
Blogger dragon said...

Welcome, Greetings, and Salutations to the lovely new mother, scrapbook-mama. I always look forward to new bloggers, especially those that are on my side. And, I still welcome you even if you aren’t on my side. You will find that I am the only civil, open-minded individual on here. All the rest of them are fanatics.

I am mortified to discover that you have been reading from the beginning, especially in light of the recent comments about my wardrobe and myself. I too have been reading since the beginning, but only fairly recently began to post. I had to mentally prepare myself to handle the pet fanatics here. But, even though they are crazy, I still love my wenches anyway. What would I do without them??

Skeeter and Stacey, I am glad to hear that you, oh I mean your pets, love the butt spankies. I have a pet that also loves the butt spankies. In the beginning, she was very unsure. She would get that concerned look in her eyes, wondering what the heck I was doing. But, over time, she grew to enjoy the butt spankies. In fact, she now pesters me to give her the butt spankies. Pets can be so demanding sometimes. The things we do for them.

Skeeter, Skeeter, Skeeter….. I learn the most interesting facts here on the blog. It’s better than reality TV. Cost of cat toy: $3.98; cost of hair dryer: $19.95; cost of bathrobe: $29.99; the visual of you and your “titty baby” or as Shannon put it—your “titty kitty”: priceless!!

Daisylouu, it sounds to me that you enjoy having your leg licked. That is an interesting fetish. We can add that to our list of things to do in the hot tub. Has anyone else noticed that the Boss is going to have to get a super jumbo size hot tub?? And by the way, Daisylouu—do you have first hand knowledge of “viagra butt”????????

Adrienne, the dog biting the “dog”….well, that’s just not even funny. But, inquiring minds want to know—did it require a large bandage or did a regular band aid work??

I will now put aside my rough scales and quit breathing fire to talk to two of my girls.

Pam, I am sorry to hear of your sister’s loss. Losing a pet is always hard, but she has to remember that he had 15 wonderful years with her and the rest of the family, living a good life. It’s best that he is not suffering.

Shannon, I hope Harley is doing better. Dealing with a loved one’s illness is distressing, especially when you don’t know what it is and how to make it better.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Dragon, Fortunatly it was only a small injury the involved a tear in the tip from a K9 tooth. I think he has a scar from it. I'll have to check. HA, that will be fun!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, thank you so much for your kind words. Yes we are all so glad that Brady isn't suffering and grateful for the wonderful 15 years we had him. He was a beautiful sweet and loving animal. He is just so very missed and my sister's home is lonely without him. It sure is comforting to have all of you guys who care to help through these times! Again, Dragon thanks for caring!

Thursday, April 05, 2007 6:59:00 AM  
Blogger Malinda said...

I'm new to this but saw the article in the paper yesterday and thought I'd give it a try. I need help. I live in an old neighborhood near downtown. I grew up in this neighborhood and the whole area has always tolerated even the most unruly dog, car and child. The neighbor behind me has no children and no animals. He sets traps for the cats and takes them to the pound. I've rescued one of my cats twice now. I have an old cat my daughter gave me for Mother's Day 8 years ago and he never hurts anyone. Two weeks ago this man came beating on my door and yelling and screaming at me because my cat was in his yard. I was terrified. When my husband came down, he took off. That didn't stop my husband from having a confrontation with him. Now I'm afraid he'll kill the cats. I have them locked up in the garage right now but I guess I'll have to find a home for them. I tried a halter and a lead but they got out of that in two seconds. I am heartbroken. Anyone have any thoughts out there?

Thursday, April 05, 2007 8:25:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Hi Malinda, Welcome! I'm sorry to hear about your crappy neighbor. Sandy has cat fence. Ask her about it. It keeps her cats in the yard. Maybe you could try that before you look for a home for your kitties. You have a right to have pets even if your neighbor doesn't like them. I would also call your local Animal Control and find out the laws concerning your pets and your neighbor. Talk to your other neighbors and find out if this is happening to them. Maybe as a group you could do something about him.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 9:39:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Hello and Welcome Malinda! Sorry to hear about your sad story on your first day of posting. We do have a lot of fun on here but at times we must be a bit serious on such matters. I too love animal but do understand a person that does not have animals being bothered with them in their yard. I am currently dealing with a neighbor which thinks it is okay for his large dog to romp through my freshly planted flowers. As it turns out, this cold snap may kill them anyway but I have to deal with this.

I personally keep my cats in the house as indoor only cats. I strongly believe that by keeping them inside, they are safer and will live to be much older and healthier then if let go astray in the neighborhood. We took our cats from the wild and trained them to be indoor only. It was tough on Sheba as she was such a hunter and loved the outdoors. Cheetah on the other hand was her kitten and did not live in the wild long before they showed up by our door step so she never missed the outdoors. Sheba was not happy for at least the first year in the house with us but now she is totally happy and content being a pampered inside only cat. We had to be persistent with not ever letting her out or she would learn that we could be easily persuaded in letting her get her way. So not once did we let her out once we decided we were going to keep the cats as indoor only girls. Sheba is now happy watching the wildlife from our sun room windows. We feel guilt when in the yard and a neighbor dog comes for a treat and she sees us from the windows, but we reassure her with lots of love and attention when we come back into the house.

Now that being said, I know some people do not believe in keeping cats indoors only because they strongly believe cats should have freedom. You may be one of these people but if not, I am just letting you know that you can indeed turn an outside cat into an indoor only cat with time and patience. So maybe if you can, you can make your cats indoor only cats such as I. If not, I would keep a close eye on your babies because that mean old man may just poison your cats!

When we first moved out into the country, our neighbor’s barn cat would walk all over our cars and it would drive me nuts because I take pride in my autos and keep them clean. Then I decided I had two choices in the matter. One, be angry at the cat and end up resenting my neighbors for their cats behavior. Or two, learn to accept that they are just autos and the cat is just being a cat and is a living breathing thing. I opt for Plan Two and now laugh at the paw prints on the windshield! Old Louise disappeared one day soon after the coyotes showed up so we think they got her. We were sad for our neighbor’s loss but as cold as it may sound, we were glad to no longer have cat prints on our autos to deal with. Within a few months they took in another cat, and yep, you guessed it! CC gets on the autos now taking up where Louise left off! We just laugh and realize that we moved into the country and we will always have to deal with animals!

Sandy, do tell us more about your cat fence. You have mentioned it before and I have always wondered just what the thing is all about....

Thursday, April 05, 2007 1:39:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Welcome Malinda. I would keep the cats in the house, as house cats. Then you don't have to worry about anything or anyone hurting them since you are in a bad situation.

To learn more about the cat fence I got, do a google search for "Cat Fence-In System" and you'll find the web site. I will soon try to take pictures of my cat fence to post. It's great! Of course, you have to have a fence to put it on, as it's actually a fence topper and can be used on any type of fence.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 4:53:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

There are various types of outdoor "playpen" type things to keep cats in outside, of course they aren't meant for 24/7 use. Perhaps you can keep them outside during the day in something like that and in the garage at night?

My cats are strictly housecats and are kept inside, so I was wondering if that was a possibility for yours as well.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 5:10:00 PM  
Blogger Malinda said...

Mine came in and out and I've had one in since Christmas (last time he was trapped.) The one that was just in the guys yard came in two weeks ago. He got right in front of me and peed. Then I found it all over the house. He was mad, mad, mad. So, I can't have that, so that's why they're in the garage. They had never done that before. NEVER! I think they are really just angry.

Friday, April 06, 2007 9:26:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Cats don't pee like that because they are angry. Maybe scared or cats are prone to uriny type problems and sometimes need medicines or a special food. I had one friend who brought in an outside stray and he didn't use the litter box becuase it was a covered one. Once she switched to a plain box he went in it.

Also, a cat should be spayed or neutered which will help with marking behavior, especially in males and also, of course to prevent more unwanted kittens being born.

I would try a litter box in the garage and see how that goes, then introduce him into the house, confined to one room at first until they get used to it and then more freedom. Also, a trip to the vet to check him out and make sure its not a medical problem.

Friday, April 06, 2007 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Welcome malinda,
So glad you found us. I'm so sorry you're having the problems with your neighbors but that is the way some mean people are. As Sandy said, cats don't pee in the house to be mean. usually it is becasue they ahve a urinary infection or are scared of something. Please be patient with them and try to figure it out. They are nt out to get you.
your neighbor sounds like the type of person who would stoop to lows of doing whatever it took to get his way. I also think you need to keep your cats inside to keep them safe. That is the only way you can be sure they will be safe. Please be patient with your cats and take them to the vet to make sure they don't have a medical problem first.

Friday, April 06, 2007 10:20:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.
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