Month: November 2009

  • O’Ryan is FIV+ and a PURRfect Pal

    FIV is not an immediate death sentence for cats. My mother-in-law’s FIV+ cat, Babe, has lived with FIV for more than ten years, and has had no more vet visits than the average cat. He’s a wonderful pet, and a great comfort to his mistress. Today, meet O’Ryan, an FIV+ cat who was fortunate enough …

  • Big Savings on Holiday Cards and More at Shutterfly

    Shutterfly has some great deals running this month – you can save a bunch on holiday cards, photo books, calendars and shipping. 20% Off Holiday Cards and More! If you’re going to feature your cats on Holiday cards, photo books or a calendar, you should do it this week through Shutterfly and save 20%. Limited …

  • Iowa Cat Diagnosed With Swine Flu

    Just a week after DVM Newsmagazine (and the Vet Blog) reported that cats and dogs do not appear capable of contracting swine flu (also known as H1N1 influenza), a cat in Iowa has proved the opposite. Today I received the following action alert from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). 2009 H1N1 influenza virus confirmed …

  • Baby Bobcat and Bambi: The Rest of the Story

    Yesterday, I posted some photos of a baby Bobcat and a fawn, and promised I’d tell you their story. Here it is, as published on the Animal Planet blog: Jesusita Wildfire Animal Rescue Over the past two weeks, the Jesusita wildfire raged near Santa Barbara, California, 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, consuming over 8,700 …

  • Cats Purring fur Peace: Dona Nobis Pacem

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. A few yeers ago, my frend Mimi Lennox started a Blogblast for Peace movement, and it spawned a sub-movement of cats hoo join in and PURR FUR PEACE. We beleeve there is no more peaceful a sownd in the hole entire werld than the sownd of a purring cat. And if …

  • Pickle’s 20th Birthday

    http://www.catster.com/cats/741214 http://www.catster.com/group/grp_event_list.php?g=2172

  • Thursday Thirteen: 13 Kitty Costume Ideas for Thanksgiving

    This week, we’ll cover 13 Thanksgiving Costume ideas in our Thursday 13. With the holidays fast approaching, you cats need to cut down on the naps and focus and how you can be the star of your family’s Thanksgiving celebration. The cat above, the interwebs sensation, Daisy the Curly Cat, is showing off her pilgrim …

  • Thursday Thirteen: 13 Cat Haiku

    1. Hey, it’s dinner time!!! Open the can you dimwit! Sniff. Not my flavor. 2. Bwah. Bwaah. Bwaaah. Bwaaaah. Bwaaaaah. Da barf went on da paper. You were reading that?? 3. The fly in the room Went zoom zoom zoom. Until I Made him go deaded. 4. Your Christmas card this year cannot show me …

  • Flea the Cat Draws Tourists to St George

    For many tourists, a trip to Bermuda isn’t complete until they’ve sighted Flea, St George’s resident celebrity feline. Skittering from shop to shop, they ask, “Have you seen Flea?” until their queries are rewarded by an appearance by the big orange and white tabby. “He is so well liked among the tourists,” said Belinda Tartaglia …

  • Fleas Pose Health Threats to Cats and Humans

    In my practice as a veterinarian I must constantly battle fleas. Worse, and much more frustrating, I also must do daily battle against human ignorance regarding the vile, pestilence-spreading blood sucking parasites. People’s knowledge of history is poor. Very few of my clients are aware that merely six hundred and fifty years ago fleas spread …

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