SKEETER, The Leaf-Chronicle, and Smoking Cats
Well, the switchover to the new Web site is supposed to happen any minute if things go as planned. So,if one day (or hour) soon you can't read this here, it means I will be there, as soon as the blog is set up there. It will be a little different than for the other blogs, as I have a few of you who also post topics. So don't fret, we'll all find each other again! I hope you all checked out the beta site and signed up for your screen names. Alice did, and she can tell you it's very easy! You can check out the blogs already there to see how the set up is. Blogs appear in a menu bar at the top of the page when you place your cursor over the "Opinion" link, though some will cycle through and be listed on the front as promos.
Can you believe Skeeter might be rendered silent for a bit! She's had tonsil surgery! The Boss recently said when I was sick and taking my temperature that the thermometer was the only thing that could shut me up and that I should take my temp more often. I bet the Saint is living in silence too, since Skeeter probably has a sore throat! AND, a little birdie told me that today is Skeeter's BIRTHDAY! So wish her a happy one! We hope you are feeling better Skeeter and can't wait to hear all about your ordeal!
In honor of her birthday I posted a photo of Sheba drinking out of the bathroom sink. The Saint taught the cats how to do that. He thinks it's funny,but Skeeter said one day she noticed as one of the cats was drinking her butt was rubbing against his toothbrush in the holder on the sink! Ha ha! Still laugh when I think of that.
Pam sent me an article about the effect of smoking on cats. No, cats' can't smoke,but smoking around cats is not good for them. Of course, it's not good for anyone, man or beast, but it seems cats are extra sensitive. Cat owners know how cats can be with respiratory issues. Here's what it said:
"Secondhand smoke poses risks for every member of the family, cats included. Research suggests that living with one smoker in the house doubles a kitty's risk of feline lymphoma, the most common cancer in cats, which kills 75% of its victims within a year of diagnosis. The risk triples when exposure to secondhand smoke occurs for 5 or more years, and quadruples with two smokers in the house.
"Cats get a double whammy from secondhand smoke because they inhale the carcinogens AND they ingest them when grooming. Protect your cat's health by making the inside of your home a smoke-free zone."
So the only butts that should be in your house are the ones rubbing against your toothbrush! Ha!
posted by Sandy at 3/27/2008 10:23:00 AM